Louis Richard Bishop, 92, of Camden, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010.
Louis Richard Bishop, 92, of Camden, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at home.
Born April 24, 1918, in Goldsboro, Md., Mr. Bishop was the son of the late Oscar
Bishop and Elnora Richard Bishop.
He spent most of his life as a Maryland resident, graduating from Greensboro High School in 1935, and was a farmer for many years in Greensboro. He loved the soil and spent many long hours tilling the ground, planting seed and harvesting the crop with the help of his late wife, Sarah Catherine Camper Bishop. He farmed to make a living but also enjoyed planting his half-acre vegetable garden every summer, sharing the harvest with family and friends.
Mr. Bishop enjoyed woodworking and often surprised family with gifts of furniture and handicrafts he designed and built.
After retiring from farming, he was the Green’s Supervisor at the Caroline Country club in Denton, Md., from 1964 until he retired at age 62. The founders of the club said that he was “the only one who knew how to get the grass to grow.
Mr. Bishop also found time to enjoy camping with his wife and traveled to destinations on the east coast in his RV.
In recent years, he sold his Maryland farm and moved to Camden to be closer to his daughter and family. He was a gentle man with a positive approach to life. He loved and was much loved by his family, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy Bishop, Edgar Bishop and Jacob Bishop, and a sister, Edith Melvin.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Ann Nemith and her husband George of Camden; three grandchildren, Kimberly Nemith Suarez and her husband Thomas of Ellicott City, Md., Kevin Nemith and his wife Cheryl of Camden, and Christopher Nemith and his wife Jamie, and daughters Brandy and Shallie Patterson of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren, Tara Nemith, Hailey Nemith, Julianne Nemith, Rachel Nemith, Jacob Nemith, Benjamin Suarez and Adam Suarez; three brothers; Oscar Bishop of Felton, George Bishop of Cheswold and Milton Bishop of Felton; and five sisters; Elnora Jackson, Kate Breeding and Ellen Mackey, all of Greensboro, Md., and Priscilla Bishop and Alice Bishop, both of Camden.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Harvest Years Senior Center, 30
South St., Camden, DE 19934.
Letters of condolence can be sent via www.fleegleandhelfenbein.com.