Larry was born in Duffield, VA on November 16, 1946, and was the son of the late William E. and Nora Lee (Dulaney) Bishop. He is preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
Larry loved the Lord. He attended Freedom Fellowship Baptist Church until his declining health prevented him from doing so. Larry enjoyed working on antique cars. But most importantly he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also loved his little dog Ruby.
He was the owner and operator of B&J Electric for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Janie Marie Bishop of the home; daughter, Sandra Bishop, Church Hill, TN; step-sons, John Kyle Marcum, Kingsport, TN and Ricky Allen Fink, II and wife Brittany, Castlewood, VA; sister, Norma Jean Bishop, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Jerry Bishop, Duffield, VA and Leroy Bishop, Kingsport, TN; step-grandchildren, Rylee Stacy and Maddox Lloyd Kyle Fink; along with several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, at the Gate City Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Roy Lane officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted following the service at 3:00 p.m., Friday, at the VA Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265, Gate City, VA.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Gate City Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.
An online guest register is available for the Bishop family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Larry Stephen Bishop.