William Henry Bishop
December 5, 1947 - unknown
William Henry “Bill” Bishop, born Dec. 5, 1947 in Kellogg, Idaho, died August 2010.
He grew up in Payson and moved to Phoenix where he worked for Del Web. He went to Vietnam and on his return, went into building and remodeled the housing at Bagdad, Ariz. for the mine, after which he moved to Lakeside, where he spent the last 33 years.
He had a drywall business in Lakeside and worked for the U.S. Game and Fish until injuring his back.
Mr. Bishop started a deer and elk artwork operation, making chandeliers, lamps and other decorative items from antlers. He also worked as a hunting and fishing guide and wrote for hunting magazines and filming his trips.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia; brothers, Alva and Vaughn; sister, Rose; sons, Tom, Bill and Tobi; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his mother, Mary Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his father, Al Bishop; brother, Monroe; and sister, Evdokia.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Payson Pioneer Cemetery with a barbecue to follow at the Lone Pine Hotel on Main Street. A second memorial service will take place Oct. 16 in Lakeside. For more information, call (928) 474-4905 or (928) 595-0308.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Bishop’s name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.