Hugh Cleveland Bishop, 93, husband of the late Louise Brumlow Bishop, died Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
Mr. Hugh Cleveland Bishop was born in Twin City and was the son of Hugh Nash Bishop and Jewel Cowart Bishop. He was a veteran of the United State Navy, having served in World War II and served aboard the USS San Carlos, USS Dutchess, NTC, Bainbridge, MD. He received several medals during his service: American Area Camp, Point System, Victory Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Camp. In 1947, he met his wife while attending Georgia Teachers College, now Georgia Southern University, and they married in 1949. He played for the baseball team in college. Bishop was a retired general contractor and worked for many different companies over the years. He was a master craftsman when it came to building musical instruments, rods and flies, making jewelry, and he was an excellent gun builder. Bishop was of the Baptist faith and was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna Marie Bishop Buckles and her husband, Joe of Metter; his sons, Hugh Cleveland Bishop Jr. and his wife, Valeri, of Cumming, Michael Allen Bishop, and his wife, Palin of Cerrillas, New Mexico, and John Thomas Bishop, and his wife, Sandy of Boise, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. in the afternoon on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Bethel Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Twin City.
Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter is in charge of arrangements.