Larry Bishop

Obituary
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Larry Elliott Bishop, 66, beloved husband, daddy, "Pawpaw," son, brother, uncle, cousin, and nephew, died in his sleep Aug. 12, 2008, in Anchorage.
A service will be announced later.
Larry was born Sept. 12, 1941 in Freer, Texas. He was a country boy who enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved the outdoors.
He met the love of his life, Binda, after moving to San Antonio, Texas. They were married May 30, 1959. Several years later they moved to Alice, Texas, where he became a lineman, working for Central Power & Light Co. for 18 years before moving to the Last Frontier - the great outdoor state of Alaska, in 1981.
"It was Larry's dream to live the true outdoor adventurer's life, and living in Alaska allowed him to fulfill that dream," his family recalled. "He and Binda built a cabin in a remote area of Alaska and loved to escape to their rustic retreat. Larry, Binda and their dogs, Oliver and Molly, loved to travel in their RV, seeing the beautiful state of Alaska and fishing every chance they got. Larry worked on the North Slope as an electrician for Nabors Alaska Drilling and Doyon Drilling. He was well respected in his industry and was the epitome of hard work and dedication to his career and his family. He retired in November 2007 and planned on traveling and spending more time with his children and grandchildren.
"Larry was adored by his wife and daughters. He loved to laugh hard, work hard and play hard. His laugh was contagious and will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends."
Survivors are his wife, Binda Bishop of Anchorage; daughters, Lorri Dyess and husband Dean of Burleson, Texas, Terris Zambrano and husband Robert of Albuquerque, N.M., and Kellie Torres and husband Victor of Watauga, Texas; brother, Billy Bishop of
DeQueen, Ark.; six grandchildren, Cortni Harding, Churel Torres, Devan Ramsey, Brandon Torres, Ryun Torres and Hayden Zambrano; nieces and nephews in Little Rock, Ark.; and many family members, friends and co-workers, all of whom he touched with his love and commitment to family.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2008