Billy E. Bishop, 67, of West Frankfort passed away at 6:42 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at his residence. He was born April 10, 1947 in Herrin to Burton and Mary (Clark) Bishop. He married Nancy Summers on October 12, 1991 in West Frankfort.
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Survivors include his wife, Nancy Bishop of West Frankfort; daughter, Mary Ann (Randy) Phillips of Carterville; a son, Billy Bishop and Fiancé Brooke Williams of West Frankfort; step daughter, Ciara Rogers and companion, Javier Morales of Mt. Vernon; step grandchildren, Kylan Antonio Morales and Kyla Pearl Morales; a brother, Tony Bishop of West Frankfort and nieces, Andi (Clint) Willis of Orient and Terri Ann Bishop of West Frankfort.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Billy served in Vietnam in the Third Marine Corps. Division. He worked for many years in the Southern Illinois Coal Mines and was a member of the UMWA.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the Parker - Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort with Pastor Paul Burbank officiating. Burial was in the Tower Heights Cemetery in West Frankfort with military rites by the Orient and Zeigler American Legions VFW of West Frankfort and by the National Guard Military Honors Team of Marion. Visitation was after 10:00 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. To sign the guest register visit www.parkerreedyfuneralhome.com.
Parker-Reedy Funeral Home
604 East Main Street West Frankfort, IL 62896
Published in Daily American News from Aug. 18 to Aug. 19, 2014