Jack V. Bishop passed away early morning, May 30, 2014 at his home in Buhl with his loving wife Annie Lou by his side.
Jack was born May 17, 1922 in Wichita, Kansas to Vern A. and Pauline Bishop, their only child.
The family moved to the Buhl/Filer area when Jack was a young boy, where he spent the rest of his life. He attended Cedar Draw School, a mile from their home and graduated from Buhl High School. Jack excelled in the Buhl athletic program participating in football and baseball. He was an exceptional baseball player and was noted for his talent of being able to hit the un-hittable pitch. After graduating from Buhl High School in 1940, he attended Albion State Normal School where he became active in the boxing program and boxed in the Golden Glove Championship.
In 1945, he met and married Mabel Miller and they had one daughter, Gloria. They made their home in the Buhl area where he was involved with his parents in the dairy and farming operation until a tragic farming accident crushed his leg. In the late 1950's they were known for having the largest dairy (150 cows) in the area. They also were recognized as producing the most milk for Sego in that same time period. After 52 years of marriage, Mabel passed away in 1997.
In 1998, Jack married Annie Lou MacKay and they were married for 17 years at the time of his death. Jack and Annie Lou enjoyed going to dances, playing cards, the Buhl Senior Center and the camaraderie of friends and neighbors. Jack was Baptized and a member of the Buhl First Presbyterian Church. Annie Lou was a saint and caregiver for Jack the past 7 months as his health declined.
Jack is survived by his wife Annie Lou; daughter, Gloria (Tom) Fleming; step-son, Doug MacKay; step-daughters, Vada (Bob) Repta, Patricia (Mike) Boomhower; grandchildren, Tom Jr. (Heather) Fleming, Tim (Lori) Fleming, Ted and Todd Fleming, Steve, Jana and Guy Repta, Andrew and Peter Boomhower; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn Fleming, Emily Fleming and Jon Repta.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vern A. and Pauline Bishop; first wife Mabel Bishop and step-son John MacKay. Jack passed away on the same date (May 30) as his father Vern A. Bishop.
Jack will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Memorials may be sent to Hopice Visions or the Buhl First Presbyterian Church.
A Graveside funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the West End Cemetery in Buhl. A viewing will be 5-7 Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl.