Jack Lee Bishop


November 4, 1935 ~ January 31, 2023 (age 87)

On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Jack Lee Bishop, a beloved husband, father and grandfather, left this earth to be with Lord Jesus. He was eighty-seven years of age.

Jack was born November 4, 1935, to William Bradford Bishop and Mildred Moore Bishop. Jack had an older sister, Joan Bishop, who died at age ten and two younger siblings known as Jay Bishop (died 2017) and Jenny Bishop Cherry. Jack spent most of his life on the family ranch enjoying the beauty and benefits of country living in which he adored. Jack attended elementary school at Cedar Point in a small one room building now a Historical Marker in Erath County. He then attended Junior High in Stephenville and Stephenville High School graduating in 1953.  Jack attended Tarleton State College, now Tarleton State University, and was an active member of the ROTC. He then joined the “National Guard”.

Jack married his lifelong sweetheart, Quata Carlene  Lowry, on March 30, 1956. They remained married for almost sixty-seven years.  During their marriage, Jack and Quata had three children, Angela Rose Bishop (daughter), Gary Don Bishop (son), and Dale Alan Bishop (son) married to Janie Sharp Bishop. Jack was blessed with eight grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. They are as follows: Maranda Hudson Watson (Children: Mya, Kason, Ava, Zoe and Jordan Dorsett Lively – Children: Skyler and Starlett), Missy Sawyers Winkler (Children: Presley and Jaxon), Dacie Bishop Hamilton (Children: Eli, Rustyn, J.B., and Millie / Step-children Lane and Sydney), Deice Bishop, Quade Bishop, Brooklyn Bishop (Child: Braidyn), Chelston Bishop (Child: Kynleigh), Brendon Medcalf (Children: Addyson, Harper and Teagan) and Step-grandchild Amanda Morris Murray (Children: Waylon and Charlie).

Jack Bishop was a hard worker and good provider for his family. He managed his cattle ranch and was a supervisor for General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas, for twenty years. During this time, he was able to attend and graduate from Tarrant County Community College with a Business Associate’s Degree. Jack loved nature, horses, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, barbeques, dancing, country music and having fun times with family and friends. Jack loved to sing while playing his guitar. He could also play the harmonica and ukulele. He made sure that his children experienced life adventures on vacations and weekend lake trips to fish and water ski. He bought them horses, a motorcycle, minibike, and made home-built bicycles. He took them on hunting trips and provided tackle with fishing rods. Raising his children with integrity and strong ethics were very important to Jack due to his most admired mentor, his grandfather, Alfred Moore. Jack was always available to offer fatherly advice and lasting guidance to his children, grandchildren and endearing people, all of which Jack considered family.

Services of Honor are to be held on Monday at the Stephenville Funeral Home, Stephenville, Texas, on the date of February 6th, 2023 at 3:00 pm. Visitation will be held prior to the services between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Burial will follow at East Memorial Cemetery.  The family welcomes everyone to share in the celebration of  life for Jack Lee Bishop.

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