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Charles Larry Bishop, 62, of Columbus, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 10 at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his daughter Amber Dunn (Wesley), son Blake Bishop (Rebecca), stepdaughter Amanda Bond (Jeremy), and play-son Joshua Foxworth (Mandy). Also surviving are his siblings Rhonda Bryan, Lamar Bishop, and Wanda Bishop, along with many nieces and nephews. PopPop, as he was known to his grandchildren Megan, Aries, Charlote, Rayllee, Jaxon, and Hasley, will surely be missed. He was preceded in death by his father Charles Virgil, mother Robbie Mae, and wife Faye.
Larry, along with his twin brother Lamar, was born on March 8, 1958 in Fitzgerald, Georgia. He attended Kendrick High School, graduating in 1976. He worked as an elevator repair technician for many years.
Larry was well known around Columbus due to his job working on elevators. For several years, Larry couldn’t go into public without bumping into someone he knew. His kids were often annoyed and embarrassed by the sheer number of people that just wanted to shoot the breeze with Larry. To say he never met a stranger is an understatement!
In his younger days he was an avid hunter, softball player, and chess master. He loved coaching little league baseball and teaching Blake and Josh the fundamentals of any sport they ever took interest in. He enjoyed tinkering on small engines, watching wrestling and NASCAR races, and enjoying life, in general.
Memorial Services are planned for Sunday, Oct. 25 at The Ellerslie Depot in Ellerslie, Georgia from noon to 4pm. While gifts of flowers and food are appreciated right now, monetary contributions can be put to better use at this time. If you would like to, or are able to, please consider donating to our fundraiser at:
GoFundMe: Larry Bishop Funeral Expenses
The Bishop family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Mr. Charles below.
You were my best friend, brother and you will truly be missed.
Larry and Faye were wonderful people. They will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers with the family
OPEY CRESSWELL says
Nothing but wonderful memories Larry. Rest in Peace in God’s biggest garden
Barbara and Renate says
Larry and Faye were wonderful people, they both had a heart of gold. Our thoughts and prayers are with The Bishop family, during these difficult times.
Kay (Knight) Altman says
My heart and prayers are with you. I know there is nothing that can be said to remove the void and sadness. Know you are not alone and Larry is with Faye. My God bring you and your family peace and comfort.
Tommy Vance says
I worked with Larry for years in the Elevator business. Would go by his house and play cards and video games, we also played softball together. Larry and Faye will always be special to me. God Bless.
May the love of family and friends Comfort each other in this time of such great loss of Charles and well as “God promise to wipe away the tears from all faces.”
Please accept my deepest sympathy
Deborah Buschel says
Rest in peace Larry along with Faye you two are together for every Say hello to Mike for me
Bobby Letlow says
I know Larry sence i was 7 years old. He and his family just lived 2 houses up from me. Haven`t seen him in a long time. Bless his heart!
Laurie Bishop Courson says
Rhonda Gale, Lamar and Wanda, we are so sorry for the loss of Larry. Y’all were a tight family so you’re really going to miss him. We really need to work together to ensure we have a Bishop family reunion and get to know each other. There is only a few of us left and I’d love to know each of your spouses, children and grandchildren.. We love you and hope to see you .soon. Love, Children of Joe Bishop, Laurie, Rick, Joey and Warren.
Rosemary Ramsay Hartsock says
Lamar and family,
I’m so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. My name is Rosemary, I was at Kendrick with you both, we hung out a lot junior and senior year. Got hit by a deer with Larry in the black and white “muscle car”. You and your brother were good people and good brothers . I have been gone from home a long time, I have good memories from you both. God bless.