George W. Bishop, General Foods retiree

October 11, 2018

George W. Bishop, 88, departed this life at home Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, surrounded by family.

He was born Oct. 30, 1929, in Rich Square, N.C., to the late Febbie Bishop-Gray and David A. Belfield. George had seven siblings. He is survived by two sisters and one brother: Hester Bishop-Washington of Windsor, Va., Dr. Margaret Knight (Dr. Larry Ferguson) of Chesapeake, Va., and Bricy (Jennifer) Devreaux of Portsmouth, Va.

George was educated in the Rich Square school system. He joined the Army in 1951 and served two tours of duty in Korea. During that time, he married the love of his life, Jean Burton, and they were married for 67 years.

George worked for Millsboro Poultry, Townsend Poultry and Paramount Poultry as a truck driver. In 1968, he began his illustrious career at Kraft General Foods in Dover. George loved his job at General Foods so much, and always shared how that was the easiest job he ever had. He could go on and on with conversation about General Foods. He retired in 1994 Also, we all know how much George loved playing the lottery.

He became a member of St. John’s church under the leadership of the Rev. Clarence Sample Sr.

George leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Jean Bishop; two daughters, Joanne Smith of Middletown and Bonnie Hatton of Millsboro; two granddaughters, Sandy (Van) Baynard of Millsboro and Ebony (Derek) Smith-Alexander of Bear; two grandsons, Arnold Hatton II of Hyattsville, Md., and Jermaine Hatton of Townsend; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-granddaughter.

The family would like to thank Floyd Dixon, a special friend, for always being there and to give a special thanks to Barbara Scott, Mable Conway (Baby Sis), Inez Tunnel, David Cannon and Elton Hopkins as well as a host of other friends who came to spend time with him.
Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at noon, with a viewing two hours prior at St. John Second Baptist Church, Millsboro. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Monday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m.

Service entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.



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