Clarence Bishop – April 29, 2011

Clarence Bishop, 86, of Amarillo died on Friday, April 29, 2011.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011 in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. with David Veazey and Gene Foster, officiating.  Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Mr. Bishop was born on April 5, 1925 in Allen, Oklahoma to William and Sarah Bishop.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He attended Bible Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth; was saved July 1943 at the Fundamental Baptist Church in Wellington, TX; was affiliated with Amarillo Baptist Church; ordained to the gospel ministry on April 5, 1948 by the Castleberry Baptist Church in Ft. Worth; and retired from pastoral work in July 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Bishop of the home; four children, Richard Bishop and wife Sue of Amarillo, Dwight Bishop and wife DeRenda of Amarillo, Vonna Jones and husband Dennis of Lewisville and Marilyn Newport and husband Charlie of Tulsa, OK; eight grandchildren, Cristal Bishop, Craig Bishop and wife Jenifer, Dawn Blaylock and husband Craig, Dana Gable and husband Brian, Melanie Cox and husband Ryan, Jennifer Gottschall and husband Jon, Angela Jones, Greg Coulson and wife Brandy; fifteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the funeral home.
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0 Replies to “Clarence Bishop – April 29, 2011”

  1. Dear Mrs. Bishop and family,
    We were saddened to hear about Bro. BIshop. May the God give you much comfort such as only He can give in these difficult times of our lives. Bro. Bishop had a wonderful testimony and left behind a heritage of faithfulness to the Word of God!
    You were on the big boat leaving the Beirut harbor in 1959 when our ship waited for your ship to pass in front of us. We were beginning our missionary ministry in Lebanon. Actually we are leaving Saturday for our farewell visit to Lebanon after 52 years of ministry among the Arabic people, first in Lebanon for 17 years until the civil war interrupted it, then 35 years in Australia among immigrant Arabic people.
    We counted Bro. Bishop a dear friend along with Bro. Clyde Aynes. May the Lord stand by your side in a very special way.
    Richard and Kathleen Hester

  2. What a wonderful warrior of Jesus!!Fred and I loved Brother Bishop with all our hearts,and because of his ministry and Gene Woods and Nita we are going to see him again in heaven. God bless you Juanita,Richard,Vonna,Dwight and Marilyn.And all the rest of your family, how proud you must be of his life and work.

  3. We are all friends of Dwight & DeRenda and we want them to know that our thoughts and prayers are with them.

  4. I will pray for your family. He was a good roommate to my father at the Arbors, and I will not forget him or his kindness.

  5. I have many fond memories of a man who was a pastor to my father and set his eyes on finishing the course. My prayers are with the family at this time and rejoicing in knowing his labours are ended and Bro. Bishop is enjoying the presence of his Saviour whom he loved.
    Dan McCaskill
    North Berwick, Scotland

  6. I did not know Clarence but Dwight is a friend and want to let him and his family know that my prayers are with them.

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