Kenneth Dorman Bishop, born July 11, 1931, entered heaven on October 20, 2021. 

Kenneth was most proud and devoted to those he left behind – his wife of 68 years, Jaxine Bishop and son Eric (Vicki) and their children Beau ( Amy), Chase (Kayla) and Jaclyn (Michael), son Kelvin  (Danni) and their children Nancy (Tamba), Joseph and Hannah (Taige) and son Doyle (Lucy) and their children Alyssa (Ryan) and Hutch along with all sixteen great-grandchildren.

Kenneth was an Electrical Engineering graduate of Texas A&M (class of ’52). After marrying Jaxine, Kenneth served his country in the Korean conflict as 1st Lieutenant in the Army based in Korea.  He went on to have a 35-year career at Texas Gulf Sulphur, retiring as Director of Special Projects.  Kenneth lived a very rich life, with he and Jackie both very involved in their local church, 18-year school board member (Boling ISD) and an avid golfer which he only took up after raising his three sons. He and Jackie enjoyed traveling extensively before and after retirement, always up for a new adventure. 

Kenneth was very well read.  He claimed to finally learn how to read in the 3rd grade, but never stopped after that.  He admitted to crawling through the school library window during the summers as a young man to borrow books while going on to be valedictorian of his high school class.  He was not a man of exaggeration and said that he once read through the encyclopedias A-Z as an elementary student.

Kenneth was foremost a man of character, with unwavering dependability and integrity being some of his leading qualities.  Besides serving in his church, he also lived out his faith, with multiple mission’s trips to Mexico and the Dominican Republic.  Kenneth (Pawpaw to all his grandchildren and their children) had a special connection with his great- grandchildren and oh how they will miss him, along with the rest of us.

 

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