David Gerald Bishop, 75, of Tyler, Texas, passed away on February 16, 2023, in Tyler, Texas, in the care of Hospice of East Texas after a long battle with cancer. He was born on November 7, 1947, in Ringgold, Louisiana, to Ray and Deryl Bishop of Castor, Louisiana.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2023 from 5-7pm at Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.
Graveside service will be held on Monday, February 20, 2023, at 10am at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas.
David was a graduate of the Joaquin High School class of 1965. He served in the US Navy from October 22, 1971, serving in the western Pacific Ocean abroad USS McKean (DD 784) and USS Truxton (DLGN 35) near Japan, Philippines, and Vietnam.
He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic in Jacksonville, FL. Starting in March 2002, he worked as a parts manager and general parts manager for Deep South Equipment in Jackson, MS, New Orleans, LA before and after Katrina, briefly during Katrina in Shreveport, LA and lastly in Tyler, TX.
David had a great sense of humor he inherited from his father and an organized mind from his mother. He was ready to help anyone in need. He enjoyed archaeological digs in northern Florida and southern Georgia under the direction of university professors. He did quite a bit of study of the American Indian, especially those of the southeastern USA.
David was a member of the Central Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas.
David is survived by:
Susan and Neil Golden, Joaquin, Texas
Michael and Delois Bishop, Tyler, Texas
Jeremy Golden, Houston, Texas
Lee Bishop, Irving, Texas
Holly Bishop, Plano, Texas
Jennifer and Paul McCaddon, Plano, Texas
Michelle and Scott Moore, Granbury, Texas
In lieu of flowers family asks that you please consider making donations to Hospice of East Texas Foundation or the American Cancer Society.