Robert Michael Bishop

Robert Michael Bishop, 84, of Elizabethtown, died April 24, 2017 surrounded by the love of his family. He is a native of Scottsville, Kentucky and attended Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee where he excelled at both baseball and basketball on scholarship. It was at Lincoln Memorial where he met the love of his life and married Judy in 1954. He served our country in the United States Army in Orleans, France. After his service he and his father were the owners of Bishop and Son Lumber Company in Scottsville and expanded the business to Elizabethtown in 1969. Bob also built custom homes and later became a stock broker at Hilliard Lyons until retirement. "Silver", as his friends referred to him, could be seen playing golf any day of the week at E-town Country Club and loved playing with his friends and family. He also enjoyed playing tennis with his wife and enjoyed many family weekends on Nolin Lake. Daddy Bob enjoyed his special years with his grandchildren and offered many words of wisdom and wit that he shared until his last breath. Bob was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Taylor and Lucy Lee Montgomery Bishop; and his sister, Beverly Keffer. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Judith H. Bishop, two sons, Michael M. Bishop (Donna Reed) of Charlotte, NC and Robert Craig Bishop (Paige) of Johns Creek, Georgia; two daughters, Lisa Ann Simmons (Emil) of Scottsville, Ky and Angela Koberly Isenthal (Jay) of Zionsville, IN; nine grandchildren, Christen Clark Ratchford (Seth), Elizabeth Ann Elam (Brian), Justin Howard Isenthal (Claire), Jared Taylor Isenthal, Nathaniel J. Isenthal, Jacob Haskell Bishop, Koberly Wright Bishop, Rebecca Simmons Harrington (Rob), and Bradley Ryan Simmons (Susan); four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Sexton and Rev, J. D. Shipp officiating. Visitation will follow the service in the fellowship hall. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Alzheimer's Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane STE 401, Louisville, KY 40505-3284 or at Condolences may be expressed online at


Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 2:00 PM to
Memorial United Methodist Church


Saturday, May 13, 2017 starting at 1:00 PM
Memorial United Methodist Church

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