Obituary Robert Leroy Bishop,
Centralia, Missouri, 9 May 1980
Robert Bishop killed in accident Friday, Centralia Fireside Guard, 14 May 1980 Robert Bishop of Centralia was killed and two men from Shelbina were injured Friday night in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 124, southwest of Centralia, according to the Highway Patrol. Bishop's southbound van crossed the center line into the path of a pickup truck driven by David G. Buckman, 22, at 10:40 p.m. the patrol said, knocking both vehicles off the road and demolishing them. Buckman and a passenger, Scott Buckman, 24, were taken to Boone County Hospital, Columbia. The driver suffered internal injuries and a broken leg and the passenger was treated for minor injuries and released. The accident occurred on a curve 3.8 miles north of Route B. There were no arrests. -- Robert Leroy Bishop, Centralia Fireside Guard, 14 May 1980 Robert Leroy Bishop, age 33 years , of Route 4, Centralia, died May 9, 1980 as the result of an automobile accident on Highway 124, south of Centralia. He was born in Mexico, Missouri June 4, 1946 the son of William Frank and Marjorie Frances Baker Bishop Sr. He was married in Mexico, Missouri May 3, 1968 to Darlene Harvey and she survives at the home. Robert had been employed by the A.B. Chance Company for 16 years and currently was maintenance mechanic. He was a member of the National Guard of Mexico for six years, the Local Union Number 821 and the Larby Lake Club. Survivors with his wife, Darlene, are three children, Robert Leroy Bishop Jr., 11, Richard Leon Bishop, 7, Holly Ann Bishop, 2, all of the home; his mother, Mrs. Marjorie Bishop, Hallsville; two brothers, William Frank Bishop Jr., Melbourne, Florida; and Donald Lee Bishop, Centralia. He was preceded in death by his father, William Frank Bishop, Sr. on September 5, 1978. Services were held at Fenton Funeral Chapel, Monday, May 12, 1980 at 2 p.m., Dr. Edwin E. Burris, pastor First Baptist Church, Centralia, officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Mexico. Those serving as pallbearers were Don Smith, Tony Sneed, Donnie Torreyson, Eddie Torreyson, Randy Adams and Ronald Davis. Honorary Pallbearers were Fletcher Beamer, Roy Hulen, Russell Davis, Leroy Sexton, Blair Long and Russell Taylor.