James "Jimmy" F. Bishop (1939-2017) - Class Of 1957
James Floyd "Jim" Bishop, Sr of Montgomery went to be with our Lord on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 78 years of age. He was preceded in death by his parents, father Eustice Bishop of Bainbridge, GA, step-father DuPont Mobley of Montgomery and mother Ruby Mobley of Montgomery; and by his brothers, Marion Grover Bishop, Sr of Montgomery, Dennis Eugene Bishop, Sr of Montgomery and Bobby Wayne Bishop of Cottondale.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Julia Price Bishop of Montgomery; his sons and daughters-in-law James Floyd Bishop, Jr and Cynthia Robertson Bishop of Orange Beach, Price Gregory Bishop and Jacquelyn Gulledge Bishop of Montgomery and Edgar Gulliermo Diaz and Maria Isabel Diaz of Montgomery; and his grandchildren James Samuel Bishop of Montgomery, Paul Reynolds Bishop of Montgomery, Ann Price Bishop of Montgomery, Cynthia Joy Bishop of Montgomery, Julialynn Maria Bishop of Montgomery, Adrianna Isabel Diaz of Montgomery and Penelope Christina Diaz of Montgomery.
Jim was born in Bainbridge, Georgia on September 25, 1939. He attended Sidney Lanier High School. He began his undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama and completed it at Huntingdon College. He faithfully gave back to both institutions, by both fundraising and by donating athletic scholarships to the University of Alabama, and through his involvement with the School of Business at Huntingdon College. With his oldest brother Marion, he founded Imperial Cabinets in 1964, which became Jim Bishop Cabinets in 1968. He retired from the company in 2009. His passions were gardening, deep sea fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Young Meadows Presbyterian Church.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Young Meadows Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p.m., with Dr. James Simoneau officiating, followed by a time of visitation. Max Keith Norman, Paul Jackson Gulledge, Charles Leonard Hamby and Bert Louis Molina are the Honorary Ushers. All employees and vendors of Jim Bishop Cabinets, both past and current, are Guests of Honor.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be considered to his favorite charity:
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from November 28 to December 1, 2017