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Thomas Wayne (Tommy) Bishop Madison Parish, LA


From Monroe News-Star October 11, 2016


Thomas Wayne (Tommy) Bishop

Services for Thomas Wayne (Tommy) Bishop will be Wednesday, October 12, at 1:00 P.M. at the Tallulah Presbyterian Church with visitation beginning at 11:00 A.M. Tommy passed away Sunday, October 9, in Houston, Texas, while valiantly battling cancer. He was a devoted husband to his wife of fifty years, Carolyn (Tinker) Bishop; a loving father of Carolyn Bishop Frederick and husband Kevin, Cheryl Bishop Mayronne and husband Paul, Bonnie Kate Bishop Kitchen and husband Boyd; and the proud grandfather of Thomas, John Taft, and Henry Frederick; Anna Ruth, Maggie, and Caroline Mayronne; Will, Mary Miller, and Hayes Kitchen. He was preceded in death by his parents Twiggs and Verna Mae Bishop.

Tommy, a lifelong resident of Tallulah, graduated from Tallulah High School and received his B.S. degree and Juris Doctorate from LSU. Following graduation, he was an initial part of the 19th Judicial District Court's Bail Bond program before returning to Tallulah to begin a long, successful career combining his two passions-the law and farming. He was the senior partner of Sevier, Yerger, and Bishop and co-founder of Tucker Bishop Farms. He was a member of the Louisiana Bar and admitted to practice in the Federal Western District Court. He was Municipal Judge for the City of Tallulah, a First American Title Insurance Agent, a member of the Board of Directors of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, a Director of Southern Fidelity Insurance Company, a director and Vice-President of the Madison Parish Soil and Water Conservation District. He was a founding member of both the Northeast Farmers' Classic and Madison Parish Toys for Tots. He was an active member, Elder and a Trustee of the Tallulah Presbyterian Church. He was actively involved in numerous civic organizations and a former long-standing board member of both Tallulah Academy and the Tallulah Country Club. Tommy was a skilled, avid hunter and a loyal TA and LSU sports fan.

Pallbearers are Darryl Ellerbee, Brian Johnson, Todd Beene, Edwin Moberley, Trey Tucker, Taft Tucker, and Steven Grady. Burial will be in Silver Cross Cemetery.


Tommy is survived by his brother Malcolm and wife Sandra and their children as well as countless friends spanning many years and miles. Tommy will be long remembered for his infectious smile, his quick, witty gentle jabs, his teasing charm, and his unbridled love of life, people, and good times.


The family requests that any memorials be made to the Tallulah Presbyterian Church, or the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at