Robert L. “Bob” Bishop, 81 of Glen Carbon, died in Sebring, FL, on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at 8:13 a.m. He was born on March 4, 1940, in Gillespie to Robert C. Bishop and Diana (Severn) Bishop.
He married Morene (Linton) Bishop on November 14, 1959, in Gillespie. She preceded him in death on March 22, 2009. He was retired after having worked in management telecommunications for AT&T. Robert was a veteran of the US Navy and a member of the First Baptist Church of Maryville. He was an avid bowler.
He is survived by his children, Derek (spouse, Malinda) Bishop of Yorkville, IL and Darrin (companion, Jessica Wrinkle) Bishop of Liberty, IL; grandchildren, Nathan (spouse, Cara) Bishop, Nicholas (spouse, Shinara) Bishop, Joshua Bishop, Jenna (companion, Dennis Higgins) Bishop, and Julia Bishop; and great-grandchildren, Harper Bishop, Vivienne Bishop, Gwendolyn Higgins, Ingrid Bishop and Estella Higgins.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; spouse; and brother, George Bishop.
Visitation services will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Maryville from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. and on Monday, December 6, 2021, at First Baptist Church, Maryville from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Funeral services are Monday, December 6, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Maryville at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery, Gillespie.
Memorials are suggested to Parkinson’s Foundation or African Vision of Hope. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements