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

  • So sorry for your loss Marie. My thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

  • Sending our heartfelt sympathy to such a great family and wishing you peace and comfort in the days to come.

  • Marie and Family, hugs and prayers, we are so sorry for your loss. Chuck was a special person, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My all your good memories comfort you in these difficult days ahead. Aunt Annamae

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May God comfort you and give you peace that one day you will be with Chuck again. It’s not goodbye, it’s until we meet again.

    The Winand’s

  • Marie, your entire family has my sympathy. May you feel God’s presence surrounding you during this difficult time.

  • Dear Marie and family,
    Out sympathies to all of you. Msy you br surrounded by love and support in this sad times. May you find comfort in warm memories and find peace in Easter promises. These are the times that make me wish we lived closer, but we’re sending love and hugs and keeping you in our prayers. Elaine and George

  • Marie to you and your family my deepest heartfelt condolences to you. I remember those fun times we had together in our early years. May you find strength in God and may your faith carry you through those tough times. Our God is so good all the time. Will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer as you are in our thoughts.

  • Marie, sorry for your loss. Didn’t know Charles was sick. Seems like we go out on our separate ways. But the memories remain. We express our condolences to your family.j

  • Dear Family and Friends,

    I’m sorry for your loss. I just wanted to leave you with an encouraging scripture that has helped me deal with the loss of a loved one. It is found in the Bible Book of Palm 34:18 here God assures us that He is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Hope it brings you comfort as it has for me.

  • Marie I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Chuck. May he rest in peace and your memories bring smiles and laughter in the midst of your pain.