Robert D. "Bob" Bishop
LINCOLN, IL - Robert D. "Bob" Bishop, 86, passed away at 7:50 a.m., April 3, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Bob was born May 16, 1927, in Lincoln, Ill., the son of Revie Elbert and Hazel Ann McCain Bishop. He married Josephine Ann Hickey on Dec. 6, 1947, in Lincoln. She survives him in Lincoln.
Bob is also survived by his children: Robert E. (Ann) Bishop of Lincoln, John E. "Jack" Bishop of Lincoln, Michael J. (Marni) Bishop of Sibley, James H. (Paula McQuellon) Bishop of Lincoln, Mindy Ann (Todd) Courtwright of Lincoln, and Donna Marie (Ron) Billington of Bellevue, Neb.; one sister, Virginia J. (Glenn) McLain of Panama City, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, April Marie Bishop.
Bob retired in 1984 from CILCO as a substation foreman. His tour of duty was served in the Pacific in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Bob was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #263, 40 & 8, and a lifetime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #51.
Services for Bob will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, the Rev. Jeffrey Laible officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery with full military rites by the Lincoln American Legion Post # 263.
Memorials may be given to the American Legion Post #263 or Pulmonary Rehab at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.