Joseph E. Bishop, AIC, 67, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
He leaves behind: his wife of 39 years, Mrs. Wanda Southall Bishop; three children, Joseph Todd Bishop (and wife Kelley Smith Bishop), Chad Edward Bishop (and wife Deborah Brown Bishop), and Victoria Bishop Fahrenkrog (and husband Robert L. Fahrenkrog). Joe also leaves behind: four grandchildren; many cousins; and close personal friends.
He was preceded in death by: his mother, Mrs. Hattie Spain Bishop and his father, Mr. Roland Lewis Bishop.
Joe was a lifetime member and past president of the Richmond Claims Association, a past most loyal gander of the Blue Goose International Richmond Pond, a lifetime member and past president of the Virginia Claims Association, and was a member of many other insurance and community organizations. He was also extremely active as a member of Mechanicsville United Methodist Church.
Joe started working in the insurance industry as an adjuster in 1971 with Gay and Taylor, moving on to INA/Cigna, and became the owner of Cardinal Claim Service in 1992.
He also enjoyed working as a substitute teacher at Stonewall Jackson Middle School. Joe was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, teacher, coach, mentor and friend and was deeply loved by all that knew him.
The family will receive family and friends on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Bennett Funeral Home in Mechanicsville from 2 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral Services will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Bennett Funeral Home, following with a graveside service at Hanover Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Mechanicsville United Methodist Church General Fund.