Charles “Chuck” Edward Bishop
May 31, 1944 ‒ November 19, 2016
Mount Gilead, Ohio
A quiet, hard working, loving man, Charles “Chuck” Edward Bishop, age 72, of Mount Gilead, went to heaven on Saturday morning, November 19, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family following a battle with cancer.
On May 31, 1944, Charles was born in Richwood, Ohio, the son of the late Grover Bishop and Ruth (Cochran) Bishop Geyer.
Chuck married the love of his life, Marie Lawyer, on July 3, 1966, and they recently celebrated their 50 years of marriage. Together they lovingly raised three children: Lisa, Rob, and Kiara.
Chuck was a hard working dedicated family man. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his family. He enjoyed camping and vacationing, especially to Tennessee and Walt Disney World and a recent trip to Hawaii. He enjoyed helping his children and grandchildren show mostly Polled Herefords all over Ohio and the United States. He also enjoyed going to all the horse shows with Rob.
Charlie, as he was known by his coworkers, worked as a welder for 35 years for Marion Power Shovel, Peabody, McClain EZ Pak, and after it’s closing for the Marion Industrial Center. When he was not at work he was busy with yard work and farm work. Since his retirement, he has spent many hours playing with his grandchildren. He enjoyed going to the State Lakes for breakfast and meeting with his buddies from work at the Tuesday morning breakfast.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Marie Bishop; three children: Lisa (JR) Levering, Rob (Kellie) Bishop, and Kiara (Curtis) Grimm; six grandchildren: Courtney and Jacob Levering, Tom and Mysteria Bishop, and Parker and Connor Grimm; two brothers: Don (Shirley) Bishop, and Harry (Mary) Bishop; three half-brothers: Foster, Larry, and Junior Geyer; mother-in-law, Betty Lawyer; brother-in-law, John (Marcia) Lawyer; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Lawyer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his sister, Sylvia Lohr; and father-in-law, Robert Lawyer.
His family will greet friends from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services honoring his life will follow there at 6 p.m., with Rev. Phyllis Fetzer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Chuck’s family and your condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.