Bill Bishop, 52, from Sylva, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at St Joseph’s Hospital on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
Bill was an amazing, gentle hearted man that served his country, community, and God. He modeled his life of selfless giving without bounds. Bill has proudly contributed many years to emergency services in Jackson County. He was a dedicated 911 dispatch supervisor for 16 years. He will always be remembered as a jolly ole Santa Clause to many children in Jackson County. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Neal and Bertie Bishop; maternal grandparents, Roy and Lucille Shuler.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Dee Dee Diebold Bishop; parents, Bill and Martha Bishop from Sylva; brothers, Brian Bishop (Gladys) of Sylva, Roy Bishop (Janet) Rapid City, South Dakota, and several nieces and nephews.
The Family will receive friends from 2-4pm followed by a Memorial service at 4pm on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The Reverend Rosemary Peek will officiate. The Memorial service will be held at Love Dale Baptist Church 160 Lovedale Rd Sylva, NC 28779
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 749 Hwy 107 Sylva, NC 28779 or a charity of your choice.
Western Carolina Funeral and Cremation Service of Sylva is caring for the family.