Gerald Arthur Bishop

January 31, 1931 - June 24, 2022
Gerald Arthur Bishop

Gerald Arthur Bishop (Gerry), age 91, passed away June 24, 2022. He was born January 31, 1931 in Columbus, Ohio to parents Arthur Shealor Bishop and Brenda Cromer Bishop. Gerry spent most of his life in Blacksburg, Virginia however and considered the New River Valley his true
home.

As a young man, Gerry served in the Army during the Korean War. Upon his return, he received specialized training in electronics (Aster) and computer systems. In 1988 he retired from the Department of the Army where he served as a Communications Specialist for over 30 years. Gerry is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Spivey Bishop, his parents, as well as his brother, Robert Bishop.

He is survived by his beloved daughter, Deidre Bishop Armstrong, and grandson, Brock Addington Armstrong.

Respecting his wishes, the family will not plan a formal service commemorating his passing. Instead, there will be a simple graveside inurnment held in Blacksburg, Virginia on a date yet to
be determined.

In celebration of Gerry’s life, donations may be made to Homes for Our Troops (hfotusa.org).

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  • July 29, 2022
    Peggy O’Brien says:
    Dee, I’m so sorry about your dad’s passing. What a memorable life he lived. Much love to you and Brock.

  • July 11, 2022
    Denise Blanchard says:
    I am so sorry for your loss - I hope it brings some comfort that he is in the loving arms of our savior and your beautifully spirited mother . Your parents are greatly missed in our little neighborhood but they leave fond memories in my heart . Much love and prayers to you and Brock 🙏❤️🙏 Denise Blanchard

  • July 11, 2022
    Michele Casel says:
    This is a beautiful Tribute Deidre. I have a picture of your dad and Brock you may want it sweetheart. I know I’m far away but if you ever need sh ear I’m here for you! He lived a solid 91 years May he RIP 🙏✝️🙏

  • July 11, 2022
    Angela Dew & Chance Silver says:
    Deidre & Brock, Chance and I are thinking of you both. We know that your memories will bring you comfort in the days and years to come. Sending love.