Charlie W. Bishop, 78, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 3:30 a.m. in Creve Coeur, MO, surrounded by his family.
Due to the coronavirus, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the Litchfield Moose Lodge. St. Louis Cremation is assisting the family.
Mr. Bishop was born Aug. 27, 1941, in Litchfield, a son of Eunice and Lawrence Bishop.
A Marine Corps veteran, he served in the First Division Marine Band, where he played the saxophone. During his service, he had the honor of playing for Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.
He was an electrical and mechanical engineer, who had several patents in his name. He was passionate about golf, baseball and his animals.
His love for family and friends, along with his kind-hearted nature, inspired all who met him. Most of all, his fun-loving, witty persona and fantastic sense of humor never failed to light up every room he walked into.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Barry Bishop, Laura Ackerburg, and Sara (Bishop) McGee; sister, Carol Saxby; brother, David Bishop; seven grandchildren, Shelby Rush, Sam Bishop, Jordan Rush, Jared Bishop, Madeleine Ackerburg, AJ Ackerburg, and Megan Bishop; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Bishop.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Charlie’s name.
Online condolences may be left at https://stlouiscremation.com.