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Gerald Neal Bishop
(December 20, 1948 - August 24, 2012)

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Gerald Neal Bishop

Gate City, VA – Gerald Neal Bishop Gerald Neal Bishop, 63, of Gate City, VA passed away Friday morning, August 24, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Bishop was born December 20, 1948, in Kingsport, TN, the son of Wallace Clifford Bishop and the late Axley Charlene Bishop. During his lifetime, he worked at several jobs, including his last employment as a coal miner. Mr. Bishop was a member of Bethel Apostolic Church (Kingsport, TN). He greatly enjoyed attending and participating in church services. He also loved spending time with his family. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Kay Bishop. Survivors of Gerald Neal Bishop include his father, Wallace Clifford Bishop (Gate City, VA); 2 sons, Dewayne Bishop and Katherine Napier (Kingsport, TN), Jason Bishop and wife Tiffany (Gate City, VA); 2 step-sons, Kenny Carter and wife Renae (Kingsport, TN), Jimmy Hicks (Kingsport, TN); 3 grandchildren, Braydon Bishop and wife Emily, Kayla Bishop, Austin Bishop; 5 step-grandchildren, Mitchell Carter, Makenzie Carter, Marshall Carter, Faith Hicks, Hayley Hicks; 1 brother, Roby Bishop and wife Brenda (Gate City, VA); niece, Carrie Bowman (Mt. Carmel, TN). The family of Gerald Bishop will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Colonial Funeral Home (Weber City, VA). Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Chris Fields and Evangelist Larry McAmis, will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Music will be provided by The Livingston Family. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 2012, at Pine Grove Church Cemetery (Greene County, TN). Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Colonial Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery in procession. Online condolences may be left for the family of Gerald Neal Bishop by visiting the funeral home’s website ( Serving the family of Gerald Neal Bishop is Colonial Funeral Home of Scott County, Inc.


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