Coy Spencer Bishop

September 7, 1932June 30, 2013

Coy Spencer Bishop, 80, of Lenoir passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Bishop was born in Laurel Bloomery, TN to the late Jess Bishop and Lola Gentry Bishop. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Marcus Bishop.

He was a proud veteran of the U. S. Air Force serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars and was a member of Whitnel First Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and was a Cub Scout leader. He loved bird watching, gardening, fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with his family and his great grandson.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Carolyn Sue Gentry Bishop of the home; his son Gregory Bishop of Lenoir; his daughter Darlene Bishop of Lenoir; his daughter-in-law Linda Taylor of Lenoir; his brother Norval Bishop and wife Jean of Lenoir; his sister Mary Pennington and husband Blaine of Lenoir; his grandchildren, J. D. Griffin, III, Amanda Griffin, Alexandria Westmoreland and Shelby Bishop; step-grandchildren, Regina Stuckey, Jerry Stuckey and Tyler Adams and a great grandson Aiden Griffin.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Whitnel First Baptist with Reverend Don Ingle, Reverend Stuart White and Reverend Ken Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Mr. Bishop will lie in state at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. before lying in state at the church during the visitation.

Serving as pallbearers will be J. D. Griffin, Blaine Pennington, Jr., Marty Pennington, David Griffin, Roger Taylor and Tyler Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Harrison and his “little buddy” Aiden Griffin.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Coy Spencer Bishop.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Alexandria Westmoreland

August 11, 2013

It has been over a month and it still don't feel real!!! I miss you so much Pawpaw!!! Life is so different now!!! I love you and always will!!! You will forever be with me!!!

Aiden Griffin

July 19, 2013

I miss my Grandad. Love Aiden

Alexandria Westmoreland

July 18, 2013

I miss you so much pawpaw You are in a better place! I love you <3

Jerry Killian

July 3, 2013

Very sorry for your loss. I worked with Coy for many years at Whittaker Corp. in Lenoir. He was a true joy to work with and I considered him a very good friend.

July 3, 2013

Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you as you face the days ahead. It is a comfort to know that God will give us peace in the darkest night and that joy comes in the morning. Coy is Home...where we long to be. With much love, Jill Whitman

Amanda Griffin

July 2, 2013

I love you Grandpa and I miss you so much.

Kathy Keller

July 2, 2013

Coy was such a sweet man. Brent and I thought highly of him. He will be truly missed by those who knew him.

Vicki Billings

July 2, 2013

Carolyn, Greg, Darlene and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Coy. He was a wonderful, kind man that truly loved his family. May God bless and comfort you all now and always. Love and prayers.

Jackie Lynch

July 2, 2013

Coy Bishop...You will be missed by so many, I didn't get the honor to meet you personally, but my parents, Hugo and Madeline cherished your friendship.You will be missed but never forgotten.Love to Carolyn and your family.Hugo and Madeline Krueger

Charlie Martin

July 2, 2013

We, members of the Old Rock School are saddened by the passing of Coy. He surely will be missed at our gatherings. May the family find peace with the Savior that Coy served.