Bobby Ray Bishop, 77

Bobby Ray Bishop, 77 of Maynardville, TN passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Tennova Residential Hospice, Knoxville, TN. Bobby was born May 21, 1937 at Mouthcard, KY to the late Kenis Bishop and Virginia Hackney Clevinger. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Denisea Lynn Bishop. Bobby is survived by his wife, Mary Blankenship Bishop of Maynardville, TN, three daughters, Leashia Bruce of Port Orange, FL, Larissa Procter of Manassas, VA & Cheryl Fullerton of Fredericksburg, VA; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Melvin Bishop of Mouthcard, KY & Randall Clevinger of Grundy, VA and one sister, Barbara Bowman of Orlando, KY. Visitation will be from 6-10PM Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the original Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2PM from the chapel. Burial will follow at Mt. Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA.


  1. Ashlee says

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends Bobby!! Wish I could have met and known you!! May you rest in peace…

    Your niece,

      • Leashia Bruce-Paine says

        Although there are few comments, and life has moved on for my daddy’s wife, Mary, rightly so, I am still reminded from time to time of my daddy I came to know in his later life. I love and miss my daddy, so very much. I look forward to our reunion in Heaven. I am so thankful he did not live to see the Ray in my life, who was the greatest pain , and evil, I have ever known. With the exception of losing the love of my life, Ricky Bruce, after 32 years of marriage, my daddy is my greatest earthly loss. My daddy, like my husband Ricky, become my greatest hero, outside my Savior, Jesus.

  2. Leashia says

    Daddy, I miss you more than words can express. Although I feel Larissa, Cheryl, and I were robbed of having a little more time with you, I am rejoicing to know that you are with the Lord in your eternal home. It has been a joy to see your love for the Lord and living your life for Him. I love you, Daddy. Leashia

  3. Nancy Bishop says

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I just lost my Bishop on May 9, 2015. His name was James E. Bishop, the son of Dow Darrell Bishop, son of Roscoe Bishop, son of Miles Bishop, son of William E. Bishop Sr. of Lick Creek, Pike County. Feel free to connect on Facebook, my user name is spelled just like this-
    NancyandJim Bishop. I have a genealogy group there for the Bishop family, and I’ve been working on the Bishop history for 20 years.
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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