July 21, 1939 – August 25, 2021
Virgil Eugene Bishop Sr., 82, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at his residence. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia, Chattanooga area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, former Executive Vice President of Shop Rite and a member of New Heights Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Elbert and Ethel Broome Lowery; father, George Alex Bishop; mother, Christine Ella Lowery Nelson; and sister, Tina Nelson. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Patricia “Pat” Williams Bishop of Ringgold, GA.; two children, Vickie Bishop Wright of Ringgold, GA., and Virgil “Gene” (Kathy) Bishop of Ringgold, GA.; brother, Orville (Ruby) Lowery of Soddy Daisey, TN.; two sisters, Suzanne Rogers of Detroit, MI, and Cathy Nelson of Alstead, MI.; six grandchildren, Hollie Harrell, Clay Brown, William Bishop, Christa Bishop, Tasha Bishop and Brittany Bishop; eleven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia.