Billy Wayne Bishop
August 23, 1935 - December 4, 2017
Billy Bishop passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, he was 82.
He was born in Aberdeen, MS on August 23, 1935 to the late Grady Clifton Bishop and the late Ruby James Bishop. He had two brothers the late Tommy Bishop and the late James Bishop, and two sisters Barbara Bishop Traylor of Hernando, MS and Ginny Bishop Amico of Buffalo, NY.
He moved to Vicksburg as a young boy where he lived until his death. He served in the military in the Air Force. Billy was an automobile salesman for many years, and was later the General Manager of Rivertown Lincoln Mercury. Later in his career, he owned and operated Billy Bishop Motor Company until 2016 when he retired.
He is survived by his wife Betty Reeves Bishop, his daughter Cindy Hilton of Brandon,MS , son-in-law Greg Hilton, grandson Billy Hilton of Bridge City, TX and wife Keri, granddaughter Mary Hilton Matherne of Brandon, MS and her husband Hunter, great granddaughter McKynlee Hilton. In addition to children, grandchildren and great grandchildren by marriage all of Vicksburg, MS Sandy Reeves, Tucker Reeves, Stephanie Reeves, Melissa Reeves, John Shelby Reeves, Amanda, Natalie, Garret, and Rudy. Last but not least his beloved dog Jack.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Glenwood Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service.
Honorary Pallbearers are Phares Griffin, Kelly Cummins, Don Morton, George Tweddle, Danny White, Bobby Todd, David Williams, Pete Roper, James Comans, Donald Wells, Ray Reggins, Philip Frierson.
Memorials may be made to First Pentecostal Church, 6541 Paxton Rd., Vicksburg, MS 39180 or to the National Stroke Association, 9707 Easter Lane, Suite B,
Centennial, CO 80112 or visit www.stroke.org.