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David R. Bishop

January 29, 1942 ~ April 21, 2021 (age 79)

Obituary

      David Raymond Bishop, 79, Nevada, MO passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a brief illness.  David was born January 29, 1942 in Nevada to Durward Divine and Velma Addie (Tennison) Bishop. On May 3, 1968 he was united in marriage to Sue Mease in Lebanon, MO and she survives of the home.

     David was raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1960. He attended Drury College in Springfield for two years before joining the United States Navy in 1962. David served during the Vietnam Conflict as an electrician stationed in Subic Bay, Philippines, and later aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. Following his honorable discharge in 1966, David served an additional two years in the US Naval Reserves. Upon his return to Missouri, he moved to Springfield and worked at Miller’s Mutual Insurance in Springfield for several years then began employment at AVCO Finance in Springfield. While working at AVCO his career moved him to various locations including Warrensburg, St. Joseph, and Kirksville MO where he later began working at Commerce Bank. In the early 1980’s he returned to Nevada, working first at Citizen’s State Bank and then Farm & Home Savings. 

     David was a member of the Osage Masonic Lodge #303 serving as Past Master in 1986 and in 2006, Scottish Rite, and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada and was also an active choir member for the Community Council on the Performing Arts.  He previously served on the Nevada Planning and Zoning Commission as well as the Nevada Housing Authority Board.  David enjoyed music, reading, fishing, debating politics with friends, and keeping up with current news.  He was an avid history buff, taking special interest in American History and US Naval History. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

     In addition to his wife Sue, he is survived by one son, Will Bishop (Kristin) and two grandsons Winston Bishop and Linden Bishop, all of Redfield, KS; one brother, Fred Bishop (Pam), Phoenix, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Robert Dean Bishop, and Tom Bishop.

       Masonic services are scheduled at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2021 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m.

     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Bill Platt officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow at 12:30 in the National Cemetery in Ft. Scott, KS. 

     Memorials are suggested in his memory to the American Diabetes Association c/o Ferry Funeral Home. 

  *** Those in attendance will be asked to maintain social distancing and are asked to wear face masks to protect themselves and others.

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Services

Masonic Service
Monday
April 26, 2021

7:00 PM
Ferry Funeral Home Home
301 S. WASINGTON
Nevada, MO 64772

Visitation
Monday
April 26, 2021

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ferry Funeral Home Home
301 S. WASINGTON
Nevada, MO 64772

Funeral Service
Tuesday
April 27, 2021

10:30 AM
Ferry Funeral Home Home
301 S. WASINGTON
Nevada, MO 64772

Interment
Tuesday
April 27, 2021

12:30 PM
National Cemetery
900 E. National Ave.
Ft. Scott, KS 66701

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