Billy Edward “Wild Bill” Bishop
Billy Edward Bishop, 69, of Orange, died Thursday, Jan. 6, at his home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Cremation will follow at Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Bridge City.
Visitation will begin at noon Saturday prior to the service.
Born in Jefferson City, Missouri on Jan. 18, 1941, Billy was the son of Frank Elsworth Bishop and Carmen Nell (Hatcher) Bishop. He enjoyed hunting with his sons and grandsons.
Billy is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” Bishop of Mauriceville; daughters, Karen Standley Runyon of Texarkana and Rhonda Haley Bishop of Mauriceville; and sons, Billy Bishop of Orange and Mike Bishop of Mauriceville.
He is also survived by his nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and sister, Joanne Borel of Orangefield.