Alexander Edward Bishop, 79, of Phoenix, (formerly of Payson) died May 30, 2001, in Phoenix. He was born to John Emanuel Bishop and Evdokia Dorodjkina July 18, 1921 in Fort Bragg, Calif.
He was a World War II Naval Veteran and the Arizona Middleweight and Western European Middleweight Boxing Champion. He grew up at Henry Haught's sawmill under the Mogollon Rim. Because of the times, to support his family, he worked as a logger, construction worker, grocery store owner, miner, fisherman, salesman, stock car racer, retired from the local 428 of operating engineers, school bus driver, and owned a small sawmill on what is now the Sherwood Forest Mobile Home Park in Payson.
Survivors include two sons, Alva John Bishop of Phoenix; William Henry and his wife Patricia Bishop of Lakeside; one daughter, Rose Mary Bishop of Apache Junction; step-children, Larry VonPier of Mesa, Ted and Kathleen Harper, Marilyn Babel, Clifford Simons, Ray Mobley; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six nephews; and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by son, Monroe Edward Bishop daughter, Evodaia LuElla Bishop
No services are planned.