Thomas David Bishop
In Loving Memory Of Thomas David Bishop 09/29/1949 - 03/31/2021
Tom, 71, passed away peacefully at home with DeeAnn, his loving wife of 37 years at his side. Thankful for the wonderful 37 we shared, but glad you are no longer suffering and in pain.
An amazing husband, friend, artist and all around great guy. He loves fast cars, fine cigars, good times, especially spending time out in his boat on Lake Travis and taking in injured birds and nursing them back to health.
Tom was stationed at Kadena AFB, Okinawa for seven years, where he attained a black belt in Shorin Ryu, and learned to speak the Japanese language. Born in Lafayette, IN in 1949, the Air Force eventually landed him in Austin, TX, where he worked for General Electric Medical Systems until his retirement in 1997, when he decided to focus on his art full time.
Tom is survived by his wife, DeeAnn, brother John and wife Connie of High Point, NC and his 3 birds, Marvin, Daisy and Woodrow. He is preceded in death by his hero and father, Floyd, mother Emma, sister Patti and brother Rick.
Anyone who has met Tom is a better person afterwards. Thank you for shining your bright light on us for all these years. Love you and miss you terribly, but will see you again one day.
Tom's final resting place will be in the VFW cemetery in Killeen and we will get together to celebrate his life and honor his memory in the near future. To be announced.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from May 11 to May 16, 2021.