Bishop Sr., Freddie Ray

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bishop sr freddie ray2/2/1930 ~ 10/4/2011 Freddie Ray Bishop Sr., 81, of Claytor Lake, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. He was a long- standing member of Calvary Baptist Church in Radford, and owner of Bishop’s Upholstery for more than 50 years. Not only did Freddie touch the lives of his family but also many beloved friends, he will truly be missed. Fondly and often remembered for his grippingly strong handshake, fast cars and legendary spine tingling boat rides in his latest boat appropriately named Norma Jean, as was every boat he ever owned. He was preceded in death by his mother, Addie Bishop; father, Clyde Bishop Sr.; sisters, Blanche Bishop, Elsie Bishop Landreth and Elva Bishop Slusser; and brothers, Clyde Bishop Jr. and Otha Bishop. Survivors include Norma Jean Sowers Bishop, his loving wife of 62 years; four children and their spouses, Freddie Ray Bishop Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Claytor Lake, Brenda Sue Bishop, of Radford, Sara Faith Bishop, of Cliffwood Beach, N.J., and Timothy Alan Bishop and wife, Rhonda, of Fairlawn; grandchildren, Amy Marie Bishop Berry and husband, Eric, Becky Lynn Bishop, Stephen Travis McDaniel, Chelsea Rae McDaniel, and Matthew Brandon Bishop; brother, Carl Bishop and wife, Jerri, of Martinsville; and sister, Ida Ruth Carter and husband, Mason, of Fort Collins, Colo. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at Calvary Baptist Church, 624 Sixth St., Radford, VA 24141 with the Rev. O.D. Morgan and the Rev. Brian Cockram officiating. Interment will follow in the West View Cemetery in Radford. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 7, 2011, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Mullins Funeral Home, 120 West Main St., Radford, VA 24141.