Nicky Bruce Bishop

April 24, 1939January 26, 2017

Nicky Bruce Bishop, 77, of Pontotoc, Mississippi, passed away while surrounded by his family on January 26, 2017.

Services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Rev. Doug Jones and Judge James L. Roberts will be officiating. Visitation will be held at Browning Funeral Home from 5 PM until 7 PM Saturday, January 28, 2017, and preceding the funeral service from 1 PM until 2 PM Sunday. A burial service will follow the funeral at Pontotoc City Cemetery.

Nicky was born in Pontotoc County on April 24, 1939, and raised in Sledge, MS. He was the son of the late T.I. Bishop and the late Ruth Bishop. He attended Sledge High School. Following high school he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea. Nicky worked in automotive body repair for 50 years and was owner of Bishop Body Shop in Pontotoc for 30 years. Before declining health, he enjoyed reading, cooking for his family, and had a long-time commitment to physical activity, including competitive running. He competed in dozens of local running contests and over 25 marathons around the U.S. He also enjoyed traveling with Iva Jo every year to Pensacola Beach and later on several cruises. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Pontotoc. Nicky is survived by his wife of 54 years, Iva Jo Anderson Bishop; three sons Michael (Laurie), Robert and Braden (Laurie); five grandchildren, Jarrett, Brooke, Tiffany, Tayler and Haze; and other family and friends.

Pall bearers will be Michael Bishop, Robert Bishop, Braden Bishop, Tommy Doty, Bill Rutledge, and Don Russell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Dorothy Bishop Roberts and Juanita Bishop Donnaud, and one brother Paul Bishop.



  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 28, 2017

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 29, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, January 29, 2017

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Colleen Van Eman (Sanders)

February 6, 2017

So very sorry to hear about your loss. I was out of town at the time and recently heard . Prayers and love for your family.

January 31, 2017

So sorry for the loss of Nicky from this Earth and the pain and grief your family must be feeling. Nicky was a well-respected member of this community and y'all were so blessed to have him as a husband, father and grandfather. He leaves a legacy that y'all can be proud of. May God comfort and guide each of you through the coming months. Melinda and Ricky Simmons

Donna Kenney

January 30, 2017

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. May God give you peace and comfort.

January 29, 2017

Prayers for peace and grace as y'all deal with Nickey's loss. He will be greatly missed!! Kim and Scott Hardin(Pontotoc)

Lane Bass

January 29, 2017

Love you guys so much; so sorry about your loss! Sad we couldn't make it, but Kandi and I send our love and pray God's love will comfort you and that you'll have peace in the midst of this difficult time.

January 29, 2017

We are very sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Stephen, Susan, Sarah, and Hannah Farmer
Rachel and Justin Myers

Jerry and Louanna Fitts

January 29, 2017

Ia Jo and family: I'm so sorry you're having to walk this valley. Praying the Great Comforter will continue to embrace you with His love,comfort,and sweet, sweet peace.

January 29, 2017

With much love, SW and Betty Chrestman

Jeremy Forehand

January 29, 2017

Sending prayers and love from South MS.

Sam and Lisa Wilson

January 29, 2017

We thought so much of Nicky. So sorry. God will give you strength.


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