Donald R. Bishop

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Donald (Don) R. Bishop, 64, of Elm Mott, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 28th at a Temple hospital. Funeral services will be 10AM Friday, November 2nd at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Bodenhamer and Rev. Weldon Foster officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Thursday, November 1st at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Donald R. Bishop was born December 22, 1947 in Big Spring, Tx. to Rogene and Faye (Calvin) Bishop. After the death of his parents when he was 14 years old, Don went to live with his sister Joyce Isbell and her husband Bill. This made it possible for him to eventually move to Bellmead, Tx. and meet his future wife Blinda.

Don joined the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam in 1970. He would serve in the Air Force as both active and Reserve until he retired in 1996, after achieving the rank of CMSgt, the highest enlisted rank in the USAF. He was a member of the 301st Medical Squadron stationed at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth, Tx. His last role was as The Supervisor of Nursing Services. Don worked for M&M/Mars in Waco, Tx. for over 33 years. He enjoyed working outdoors, sports, and woodworking. His family and friends were always a priority in his life, and he will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Joyce Isbell, Linda Fields, and Elizabeth King. Survivors include wife of 42 years, Blinda Bishop of Elm Mott; son, Kenneth Bishop of Elm Mott; daughter, Jennifer Fielden and husband Brady of Mansfield; sister, Charla McMillan of Benton, LA; mother-in-law, Juanita Foster of Hewitt; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

Special thanks to EMT personnel at Fort Hood, Exchange Personnel, emergency Medical Team at Darnall Army Hospital, and ICU Medical Team at Scott & White Hospital.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Bishop, Brady Fielden, Don Koenig, Larry Fields, Jr., David Koenig, and Sherman Howard. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Chaudoin and Jack Duckett.

Memorials may be made to Elm Mott Volunteer Fire Department; First Baptist Church of Elm Mott, and Wounded Warrior Project.