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Russell H. Bishop Jr., 78 went to be with our Lord on Monday March 22, 2010. A lifelong resident of Zanesville he was born on January 3, 1932 to the late Elsie Marie Goodrich Bishop and Russell H. Bishop Sr.
He was a graduate of Hopewell High School class of 1949, part owner of Zane Feed and Supply formerly known as Country Mark where he was employed for 36 years. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather he was a member of Zanesville First Church of the Nazarene. An avid reader, he enjoyed fellowship with his church family, traveling with his wife, gardening, and cheering for the Buckeyes.
He is survived by his wife of thirteen years Linda Bishop of Zanesville. Daughters: Cheryl (Doug) Murray, of Craigsville, WV, Carol Bishop of Zanesville, Ronda (Noah) Hartley of Zanesville. Sons: Glenn (Iva) Bishop Sr. of Zanesville, Gary (Sherry) Bishop Salesville, OH, Robert (Rejeannia) Bishop of Zanesville, Patrick (Sheila) Bishop of Adamsville, and Paul (Erika) Bishop Jacksonville, NC. Step-sons: Timothy (Sheryl) Alexander of Blue Rock and Bobby (Sara) Alexander of Hopewell. Sisters: Margaret (Elmer) Godby of Norwich and Carolyn Sciance of Zanesville. Thirty grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years Gladys Lucas Bishop, a son Ronald Bishop and a brother Dale Bishop.
Calling hours will be from 6- 8 PM Tuesday March 23rd and 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM Wednesday March 24th, 2010 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME 1150 West Military Road Zanesville, Ohio. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday March 25, 2010 at the Zanesville First Church of the Nazarene 5700 Martin Lane Zanesville, Ohio with Pastor Steve Dupler officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount Sterling Cemetery.
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