CALVIN HENRY BISHOP Jr. (1954 - 2011)

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Calvin Henry Bishop Jr.

SELBYVILLE — Calvin Henry Bishop, Jr., 56, passed away Monday, March 28, 2011, in Selbyville.

Born on April 18, 1954, in Ohio, he was a son of the late Calvin H. Bishop Sr. and Catherine McPhail Bishop Ward.

He was self-employed as a certified auto body technician and displayed himself as an "artist" in his trade. His artistry and work were often recognized far and wide.

His hobbies included: NASCAR, belt sander, all forms of racing and fishing in the ocean. He was an avid fisherman who on weekends could be found on the Miss Ocean City charter boat.

Calvin would often welcome and feed strangers in his home. He gave freely without expecting anything in return.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Debi Thompson Bishop of Bishopville; a daughter, Billy Joe Lowe of Hebron; a brother, Joe Bishop of Princess Anne; five sisters, Christina "Tina" (David Sr.) Walker of Bivalve, Patricia (Merrill) Howard of West Virginia, Joyce Weisenburger of Ohio, Cherly Culbertson of George and Vickie Bishop of Florida; two grandsons, Russell Richardson and William Owens; a nephew he thought of as a son, David (Sarah) Walker Jr. of Bivalve; two special friends, David Sandford and John Pomeroy; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Judson Chamberlain; a daughter, Kenlee Raye Chamberlain; three brothers, Ronald, Jimmy and Melvin Bishop; a sister, Theresa Donaway; and first wife, Mary Walker Bishop.

A service will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home PA at 1618 West Road in Salisbury. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Pastor Terry Davis will officiate. Disposition will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be mailed to Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home PA to assist with the expenses for the service.

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Published in The Daily Times on Apr. 6, 2011
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