Jerrel Linwood Bishop, age 85 of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020 after an extended illness. Jerrel was born on May 27, 1934 in Fayette, Georgia to the late Mr. Emmett and Pearl (Holt) Bishop. Jerrel was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He loved to fish and hunt. Jerrel also enjoyed working in his yard, cutting the grass and pulling weeds. He was a devoted husband to Mrs. Wilda for 32 years and a loving father. Jerrel is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George Bishop and Warren Bishop; sisters Lorene Couch and Eva Colwell. He is survived by his wife, Wilda (Dayton) Bishop; son and daughter-in-law Todd and Rhonda Bishop; daughter and son-in-law Tammy and Mike Brown; brothers James and Bobby Bishop, sister Doris O'Neal and sister and brother-in-law Wanda and Joe Rumfelt; grandchildren Allison and Tim Wall and Michael Brown. Jerrel also leaves behind a number of loving nieces, nephews extended family and friends.
Private Services will be held at this time. Mr. Bishops interment will be in the Lower Hightower Baptist Church Cemetery.
Banister-Cooper is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Bishop.