Wayne Leonard Bishop

February 18, 1946 - December 30, 2010
Wayne Leonard Bishop

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Wayne Leonard Bishop, 64, of Dana, NC passed away unexpectedly Thursday, December 30, 2010 at his home.

A native of Flat Rock, he was one of six children born to Hewett and Eva Bishop. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn McGraw, and brothers, Donnie and Eddie.

He was a 1965 graduate of East Henderson High School. He joined the US Marine Corps, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam as Staff Sergeant. He received the Purple Heart as well as other numerous awards and medals.

He was a man who loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He had a real love for flowers and gardening and was an avid bird watcher. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by two sisters, Doris Brown and husband, Steve, of Lynchburg, VA, and Jean Owenby and husband, Buster, of Hendersonville; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, January 2, 2011 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Military Honors will be conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Attention: GIFT PROCESSING, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301


Sunday, January 2, 2011
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • December 31, 2010
    Jewel Pace says:
    Jean, I know what you are feeling now and I offer my love and sympathy to you. Just hold your head high knowing that you took good care of him while he was alive and you did not forsake him but loved him and helped him. With all my love and sympathy.

  • January 01, 2011
    Candy Barnwell Watson says:
    Fellow class mate of mine, he will be missed. My prayers are with the family.

  • January 01, 2011
    Barbara Huntley says:
    Doris and Jean,I'm so sorry for the loss of Wayne.

  • January 02, 2011
    Betsy DalBo says:
    Dear Doris & Jeanie, we were so saddened to hear of the passing of your dear brother, Wayne. Aunt Mary Lou and family wish to extend to you their deepest sympathy also. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • January 02, 2011
    Janet & Mike Stepp says:
    Family of Wayne Bishop, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God comfort you and give you peace. Love, Janet & Mike Stepp 720 Chestnut Trail Hendersonville, NC 28792