Don Bishop

Staff Reports • Sep 5, 2018 at 4:39 PM

The family of Mr. Bishop will be receiving friends Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday from 4 p.m. until the service at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. The memorial service is Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be the Gideons and Castle Heights alumni.

Lt. Col. Donald Edward Bishop passed away Sept. 5, 2018 at age 83.    

Mr. Bishop was a retired lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army. He was former senior military instructor and commandant at Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon. Don was a member of the Gideons and Bethlehem United Methodist Church. He was a servant to God, family, and country. Don enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Beverly Ilgenfritz Bishop; children, Michael Edward Bishop, Debra Lynn Notgrass, Gerald Wade (Joanne) Bishop, Brian Keith (Naomi) Bishop, Debbie R. (Rick) Tiek, Chriss (Mike) Mainieri, Victor (Kelly) Abel, Lisa (Mike) Henley; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mae Pratt Bishop; and first wife, Joyce Price Bishop. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Gideons International. 

Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-9393.

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