Eugene Grant's Story

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Eugene Bishop, 77, of Longview, TX, entered into eternal rest on March 3, 2017 in Longview, TX, surrounded by his wife and four children. He was born August 12, 1939 to Bernard and M. Virginia Bishop in Lockport, NY.
Gene married the love of his life, Nancy (Chapman) Bishop, on June 22, 1957 after meeting at the Palace Theater in Lockport where they both worked.
Gene retired from Harrison Radiator in Lockport in August 1989 and moved to Longview, TX, after retiring. Gene was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing on various lakes in East Texas during retirement. He and Nancy also spent time traveling and camping. He was a member of the Wright's Corner's Volunteer Fireman Exempts in NY.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy Bishop, of Longview, TX; sister, Sheila Bishop Marzo of Syracuse, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Lorraine Bishop of Tonawanda, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Norm Eaton of Lockport, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Amelia Bishop of Longview, TX; and daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Gary DeLuca of Tonawanda, NY. Gene is also survived by eight grandchildren, Dr. Molly Eaton, Stacey Philbrick, Scott Eaton, Jeremy Bishop, Matthew Weir, Patrick Weir, Jacob Bishop and Mary Wood. Gene is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Bailee, Shelby, Laynie and Mylie; along with several nieces and nephews; and his fur baby, Lucy.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, Bernard and Virginia Bishop; brother, Benjamin Bishop; sister, Barbara Bishop Porter; and grandson, Brian Bishop.
A memorial service will be held in Wrights Corners, NY at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Cindy and Ashley with At Home Health along with the medical staff on the second floor of Longview Regional Medical Center for your loving care and support for Gene and his family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to your favorite hospice organization or to Longview AMBUCS P.O. Box 3092 Longview, Texas 75606.
Published on March 6, 2017
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