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Lewis Ray Bishop, 81, Cygnet

Lewis Ray Bishop, 81, of Cygnet, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green. He will be deeply missed by his friends and family. Lewis Bishop spent his entire life living in Wood County, Ohio.

As the oldest son, he was born to Claron and Elizabeth (Gobel) Bishop on September 2, 1935. On June 2, 1957, he married Sharon McCracken and they lived on a small farm near the family homestead.

There they raised two children, Lynn Bishop and Renee Pierce in the house he built with his own hands. Lewis is also survived by a brother, Lawrence Bishop and a sister, Ruth Ann Kaiser.

Lewis spent his life as a farmer and mechanic, helping neighbors with their car repairs until 2007 when he fell into a depression he could not escape. Lewis then moved to Briar Hill Health Campus in North Baltimore.

Lewis was the grandfather to Lynn Bishop, Jr., Tara Bishop Richardson, Gabrielle Bishop, Miranda Pierce and Colin Pierce and great-grandfather to 5.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2016, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

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