Cecil Lee Bishop

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Cecil Lee Bishop

Cecil Lee Bishop, 63, a native and lifelong resident of Southeast Tennessee, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.

He was a member of Mount Zion New Covenant Church. He loved dairy farming, spending time with his family and his two dogs, Rocky and Lucky.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Bishop; two brothers, Bill Bishop and Joel Bishop; sister, Diane Davis; and his niece, Angela Snyder.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Bishop of Georgetown; five brothers and their spouses: Ed (Sally) Bishop, George Bishop and Joe (Kaye) Bishop, all of Georgetown, Steve (Elaine) Bishop of Hixson, Allan (Christine) Bishop of Dalton, Ga.; two sisters and their spouses: Betty (Ed) Wilbanks of Tiftonia, and Nolie (Sonny) Davis of Georgetown; sister-in-law, Carolyn Bishop of Pikeville; one aunt, Betty Shelby of Hixson; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Brother Ronnie Davis officiating.

Interment will follow in Davis Cemetery with Allen Wilson, Paul Bishop Jr., Isaiah Kennedy, Jason Kennedy, Brandon Wilson, and Allan Bishop Jr. serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends today, from 5  to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and also on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, from noon to 8 p.m. The family will also receive on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Send a message of condolence and view the Bishop family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com

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