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Master Sergeant William Trampas Bishop, 52, of Lake City, Florida, passed away suddenly on Saturday evening, June 17, 2017 at the Shands University of Florida Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, after a sudden accident. He was born in Mitchell County, Georgia on March 24, 1965, to the late William Edwin and Sarah Holton Bishop. He has made Lake City his home for the last 20 years and was a Master Sergeant with the Florida Highway Patrol, whom he has worked for and with for the last thirty and a half years. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and loved to watch football. He loved being a Florida Highway patrolman, and loved spending time with his family (including his Highway Patrol family) and loved his son, Trampas dearly. He was a member of Grace Life Church and served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman. He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa Bishop of Lake City; son, Trampas Bishop of Lake City; and sister, Vanessa Bishop Barnes (Charles) of Pavo, Georgia. Many extended family members, friends, Florida Highway Patrol and church family also survives. Funeral services for Master Sergeant Bishop will be conducted on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Christ Central Ministries with Pastors Henry Ortiz, Brandon Elixson and Lonnie Johns officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be considered to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis Foundation National Office 1355 Peachtree St, NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com. Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3596 S. Hwy. 441, Lake City, FL 32025.
Published on June 20, 2017
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