George Ruben “Buck” Bishop

January 6, 1927 - January 17, 2022

01/06/1927 - 01/17/2022

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Tuesday January 25, 2022
11:00 am

ROXOBEL-George Ruben “Buck” Bishop passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on January 17, 2022 at Rich Square Health Care.  He was born on January 6, 1927, the son of Ruben D. Bishop and Flonie Vick Bishop.

He graduated from Roxobel-Kelford High School in 1945 and served in the Merchant Marines from June 1945 – December 1946.  In October 1950, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving most of his time in Korea until his discharge in September 1952.  He owned and operated Roxobel Pure Service for 27 years.  He married Willie Lou Holloman of Harrellsville, NC on June 20, 1954.  He was a member of Sandy Run Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School Director, trustee, choir member and on various committees.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Willie Lou Holloman Bishop; daughters, Debra Johnson and husband Don, of Franklin, VA and Wendy Bishop of Raleigh, NC; grandsons, Matthew Johnson and wife Rebecca of Franklin, VA, and Aaron Johnson and wife Victoria of Virginia Beach, VA; great granddaughter Caroline Johnson of Franklin, VA, and a special niece, Joyce Rilee of Mechanicsville, VA.  He was predeceased by a sister, Hilda Bishop Evans of Palm Bay, FL and niece, Vicky Stanfield of Palm Bay, FL.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 11:00am at the Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery with the Reverend David Walther officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Sandy Run Baptist Church, P.O. Box 157, Roxobel, NC 27872 or online by clicking here; or directly to the Roxobel Fire Department, P.O. Box 54, Roxobel, NC 27872 or online by clicking here.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the entire staff of Rich Square Health Care for the compassionate care provided during this time.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Bishop family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Wayne W. Smith
2 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Buck was a fine man. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bishop family. We pray your faith will sustain each of you through this time of sorrow.

kathryn bazemore
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Steve and Shirl Minton
2 years ago

Our sincere condolences. Buck was always smiling. He would greet us with kind words and a hearty handshake! He will be missed.

Pat Benson Brogden 19
2 years ago

My condolences to Willie Lou and your family.

Ruby Waters
2 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family are all in my prayers. May God comfort you in this time of grief. Hold onto all the precious memories.

roger cranford
2 years ago

My father Charles Cranford was pastor at Sandy Run Baptist in the early 1960’s, I remember Buck and the whole family. I’m so sorry for your loss Willie Lou

Tammy Whaley
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss. In our thoughts and prayers.

Suzanne Parker
2 years ago

I am so sorry about Bucks’ passing. Always enjoyed your company at our restaurant.I hadn’t heard he was in Rich Square, so this was a surprise. Take care of yourselves.

Lessie Ridley
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss meeting ur family was a blessing to me and enjoyed working with Mr Bishop. May God continue to watch over u all…

Suzanne Parker
2 years ago

Sue Parker