Wilbur Hubert Bishop, 90, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012. He was born in Aucilla on November 28, 1921 to the late George Thomas Bishop and Alice Eva Anderson Bishop. He retired from Owens Illinois now Packaging Corporation of America after 30 years of service. He was a charter member of Azalea City Baptist Church now known as Crossroads Baptist Church where he was active as a deacon, trustee and in the senior ministry.
Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Rebecca Shattles Bishop who died in 2004, his sister, Vera Jones, brother, George Thomas Bishop and son-in-law, Jim Narey. Survivors are his daughters , Gwen Simmons of Valdosta, Sharon Narey of Ringgold, Georgia, grandson and his spouse, Gregg Simmons and Nancy of Jacksonville, Florida, granddaughters and their spouses, Lysbeth Simmons Wilson and Andrew of Cambridgeshire, England, Lynn Simmons Orenstein and Scottie of Valdosta, great grandson, Austin Orenstein and four great granddaughters, Jordan Simmons, Ally Orenstein, Hollie Simmons and McKenna Wilson; a sister, Muriel Taylor of Monticello, Florida, a nephew and two nieces. The family would like to thank United Hospice and Mr. Bishop’s caregivers for their loving and dedicated service.
The family received friends on Thursday, May 24, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at eleven a.m. in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with burial at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. Reverend Charlie Scarbrough will officiate. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Crossroads Baptist Church Senior Ministry, 3001 Country Club Drive Valdosta GA 31601 or to United Hospice 407 Cowart Avenue Valdosta, GA 31602. Condolences may be conveyed online at www.mclanefuneral services.com.