Ronald Bishop

Ronald Bishop RINGGOLD Ronald "Ron" Bishop, 68, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at a local hospital. Ron was a member of the Ringgold community for 39 years and member of Peavine Baptist Church. Mr. Bishop was motivated in life to serve his church, community, and family. He received his masters of divinity from Tennessee Temple. He then went on to coach the Tennessee Temple basketball team for 15 years. Ron, and wife, Pat, started SCORE (Sharing Christ Our Redeemer Enterprises) in 1984. Ron served as the chairman for SCORE and through the years the organization's ministry has had worldwide impacts. Ron enjoyed staying busy planning, organizing, and preparing mission trips to Mexico, Haiti, Costa Rica, Argentina, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Ron is survived by wife of 46 years, Pat Bishop; daughters, Robyn (Greg) Herring, Chattanooga, Rhonda (Tim) Swaney, Ringgold; brothers, Eddie Bishop, Blacksburg, S.C., Johnny Bishop, Shelby, N.C.; sister, Paula Hodges, Chattanooga; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. today, at Parkway Baptist Temple with the Rev. Jerry Walls, Rev. Gordon Godfrey, Rev. Joe Jordan and Rev. David Sampson officiating. Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South and led by Dr. Stephen Anthony. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of SCORE International. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share condolences with the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Score International for the Lilly House. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Parkway Baptist Temple. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

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