Cottonwood Cemetery Obits

Wood Co. Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by  Elaine Nall Bay and Patricia Nall


Rains County Leader
May 2, 2006
Funeral services for Paul Eugene Bishop, 74, of Mineola, were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Open Door Church in Alba with Bro. Randy Bohannan officiating.  Burial was in Cottonwood Cemetery, Alba, under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.  Pallbearers were Clifford Bishop, Jaimie Perez, Greg Welch, Roy Householder, Matt Friend, Paul Morrow, and Brian McNair.  Honorary pallbearers were Shawn Tackett, Clayton Tackett, Chad McCoy, Dustin Welch, Brian Welch, Alex Perez, and Toni Perez.  Mr. Bishop died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at ETMC-TYler.  He was born on June 6, 1931, in Cottonwood, Wood County.  He lived all of his life in Wood and Smith counties.  He was a truck driver, overland transportation, and member of Open Door Church, Alba.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eva P. Hays Bishop of Mineola; sons and daughters-in-law, Dewayne and Cheri Bishop of Mineola, and Jim and Rhonda Bishop of Tyler; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Kenny Householder of Mineola, Mary and Jimmy Thompson of Golden, and Lisa Bishop of Mineola; brother and sister-in-law, Johnny Ray and Sue Bishop of Tyler; sisters, Maxie Jennings of Mineola, and Bonnie and Cliff Kirkpatrick of Lindale; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas W. and Elsie Olevia Richardson Bishop; four brothers, and two sisters.