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Forrest Derwood Bishop Jr.

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Forrest Derwood Bishop, Jr.

Battle Creek

Forrest Derwood Bishop, Jr., 83, of Battle Creek, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Bickford Cottage in Battle Creek. He was born March 26, 1930 in Battle Creek, the son of Forrest Derwood and Effie (Avery) Bishop, Sr. He married the late Gwendolynn Taylor on September 5, 1948. Forrest retired as a Sargent from the Battle Creek Police Department in 1981 after 30 plus years of service. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Police, Bedford Masonic Temple for 40 years, and the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge #207. Forrest enjoyed painting, wood working, and his corvette.

He is survived by his daughter, Rose Ann (Roger) Culpepper; granddaughter, Shannon (Garry) Backus; grandson, Derek (Billie Jo) Durkee; and 3 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gwendolynn; daughter, Kathleen (Jim) Speers; and granddaughter, Krista Durkee.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service with the Funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Battle Creek. Memorial tributes may be made to the . Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145  www.bachmanhebble.com 

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on May 19, 2013
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