James Bobby Bishop, Sr., 74, of Thomasville died Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at his home. Mr. Bishop was born September 2, 1936 in Thomasville.
He spent his entire life living and working in Clarke County and worked many years in the family construction business. He served on the Thomasville City Council for many years and served as a Clarke County Commissioner for twenty years until his retirement in 2000.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 10, 2010 at Thomasville United Methodist Church with Rev. George Sedberry and Ed Aldag, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Thomasville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hadley Bishop and brother, Ted Bishop.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marion Ott Bishop; son, James Bobby “Bo” (Candace Atkins) Bishop, Jr.; daughter, Melinda Bishop (Edward K.) Aldag, Jr.; mother, Annie Laura Bishop; brother, Jack (Lena Carol) Bishop; six grandchildren, Ally Bishop, Bryars Bishop, James Davis Bishop, Anna Ballowe Aldag, Edward Aldag, III and Anderson Aldag.
Pallbearers were Hank Ott, Thomas Ott, Mike Overstreet, Mal Mosley, Briggs Bishop, Allen Bishop, Bill Bishop, Todd Bishop and Chris Bishop.
O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directed.