Roger Edwin Bishop, 83, Ewing, Mo., passed away at 5:22 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2023, with his family by his side at his home near Philadelphia, Mo.
Roger was born Dec. 24, 1939, in Dayton, Tenn., to Floyd Edwin and Stella Marie Morgan Bishop. He was married to Betty Lou Jones on July 30, 1960, in Battle Creek, Mich. She survives.
Other survivors include his children, Marjorie Marie Bishop, Ewing; Henry Edwin Bishop (Abbie) and Roger Wayne Bishop (Angie) both of Battle Creek, Mich.; grandchildren, Brandon and Jessica Brown, Garrett Bishop and Nick Bishop; great-grandchildren, Kaiden Brown, Lily Brown and Gwendelyn Brown; and sister, Nina Opal Spence, Maryville, Tenn.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents.
Professionally Roger worked for Coca-Cola and drove a truck for them for 44 years until his retirement in 2003. Roger and his wife owned and operated the Banfield General Store from 1972-1976 in Banfield, Mich.
Despite his many years of driving a truck, Roger and his wife enjoyed travel to the western states, Las Vegas and back to Michigan to visit friends and family.
While living in Michigan, Roger was active in helping the Boy Scouts of America for several years. For several years he enjoyed cooking for the local Philadelphia Community Center.
At home Roger could often be found tinkering in the yard, working the garden or playing with the Pomeranians that he and his family loved.
Kicking back in his favorite chair watching the St. Louis Cardinals or the Detroit Tigers play was also a favorite. If he wasn’t watching his favorite football game on TV, he would switch to his favorite old western shows with Hopalong Cassidy or the Lone Ranger.
Roger was thrilled whenever he had an opportunity to go fishing, camping, or head to the upper peninsula of Michigan to bear hunt with family and friends. Roger enjoyed going to the Mark Twain Casino.
The family is being served by Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel and the family will hold a private memorial at a future date.
Memorials may be made to the James Cary Cancer Center.
Online condolences may be shared at www.LewisBrothersFuneralChapel.com.