Charles Kenneth Bishop, Jr.February 15, 1930 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 87)
Charles Kenneth Bishop, Jr., 87 of Yemassee, SC passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Sunday before the service at the funeral home.
Services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Orangeburg with Rev. Don Helms.
Mr. Bishop was born February 15, 1930 in Savannah, GA; the son of the late Charles Kenneth Bishop, Sr. and the late Fannie Horne Bishop. He was a member of Yemassee Baptist Church and was retired from Electrolux. Mr. Bishop served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Japan; his unit was over an orphanage in Japan making sure that the orphans had clothes and food. He was a Boy Scout leader for 17 years with Troop 312 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Orangeburg and was an avid shrimper.
Survivors include his wife; Gloria Kicklighter Bishop of the home; 2 sons; Dwayne and Sylvia Bishop of Nicholson, GA and Craig and Cheryl Bishop of Orangeburg; 6 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren.
Friends may call at his residence and at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that Memorials be made to Yemassee Baptist Church Building Fund; P. O. Box 68; Yemassee 29945 or to the American Cancer Society; 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.