Obituary: Larry D. Bishop


Larry D. Bishop, 81, of Addison, passed away May 20, 2023 at his residence.

He was born May 2, 1942, in Winfield, Alabama. He was a member of the Army 82nd Airborne for 4 years and a football coach for 25 years. He was an educator as well as a football coach. He influenced many young men. He taught many to play chess and loved playing games, but would not let his kids win. He enjoyed talking about “The Canterbury Tales,” and loved a good steak. He loved Alabama football, bluegrass music, and hunting and fishing. He was a smart man with many talents, but not a flashy man. People were often amazed at his hidden talents.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Addison Church of God. Funeral Services will follow at 3 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Addison Church of God Cemetery. Brother Steton Hayes and Pastor Rodney Ridgeway will officiate.

Larry is survived by his wife, Sandra Bishop; son, Shane Bishop; daughter, LaShay Bishop; son-in-law Shane “Jr.” Childs; and granddaughter, Katie Chambless.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Tressie Bishop; sisters, Saundra “Gay” Tolbert and Rhonda Gray; and son, Tracy Van Bishop.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be his former football players.