Robert “Bob” Ellis Bishop

October 31, 1936 - November 14, 2023
Robert “Bob” Ellis Bishop

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Bob departed to his heavenly home on November 14, 2023 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare of Wilmington, NC.

He was born on October 31, 1936. He graduated from Grainger High School in Kinston, NC with honors. Bob was voted “Most Talented” and enjoyed acting. Following high school, he graduated from the School of Pharmacy at UNC Chapel Hill, NC and traveled the state extensively as a Relief Pharmacist working all phases of Pharmacy. He also operated Shady Haven Pharmacy in Burgaw, NC for 25 years, as well as being involved with other business ventures. Bob worked as a Real Estate Broker for Shinn Realty Co. in Carolina Beach, NC for many years. He gave numerous nutritional talks for various marketing companies during the latter years. He was an avid sports enthusiast, especially for his beloved Tarheels.

Bob is survived by his cherished children Bobby Bishop, Becky Bishop, Lisa Knight, and Bambie Lockhart, 6 grandchildren, and his beloved first cousin and caretaker Jewel Autry.

He is predeceased by his parents Robert and Julia Bishop.

There are no services planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, Bob requested that friends and family consider a donation to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare of Wilmington in his memory.

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  • November 23, 2023
    Lisa Knight lit a candle:
    Lit since November 23, 2023 at 11:15:55 AM

  • November 21, 2023
    Anne Lineberry says:
    Mr and Mrs Bishop hired me for my first job ever. They owned Jungle Rapids Waterslide at the time. I respected both of them for different reasons. Mr Bishop always said “Be a company employee and you will go far in life.” I always believed in that mindset. I cherished knowing and working for them. My thoughts and prayers to the family…especially Bambie and Lisa.

  • November 18, 2023
    J.B. Cobb III says:
    Bob will be greatly missed! He was a good person and a joy to be around. I’m sorry to hear of his passing.

  • November 17, 2023
    Jeff and Lynn Robertson says:
    Our deepest sympathy for your loss.