Reginald Hodges Bishop, Jr. | Beaufort County Now | Mr. Reginald Hodges Bishop, Jr., age 88, a resident of 643 Front Street, Belhaven, died Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Bayview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Bern. | reginald bishop jr, belhaven, bayview nursing and rehabilitation center, new bern, august 17, 2020

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Reginald Hodges Bishop, Jr.

April 22, 1932 - August 15, 2020

    Mr. Reginald Hodges Bishop, Jr., age 88, a resident of 643 Front Street, Belhaven, died Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Bayview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Bern.

    Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, August 17, 2020 at Mr. Bishop's home, conducted by Pastor Cris Noble. Private burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.

    The following will serve as pallbearers: Toby Russ, Samuel Lloyd, Jay Lloyd, Nathan Lloyd, Steve Gray, Chip Gray, Bert Robbins and Gil Robbins. Chris Rouse, John McCaden and John Goodwin will serve as honorary pallbearers.

    Mr. Bishop was born in Beaufort County on April 22, 1932. He was the son of the late Reginald Hodges Bishop, Sr. and Hazel Mann Bishop. Mr. Bishop was a graduate of North Carolina State University and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Bishop was one of the original board members of Pungo Christian Academy, past member of the Belhaven Fire Department and lifetime member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

    Mr. Bishop is survived by two sons, Reginald Hodges Bishop III and wife, LaDee, Michael Waddell Bishop and wife, Angie all of Pantego; stepdaughter, Vicki Furlough of Raleigh; five grandchildren, Lexy Bishop, Reg Bishop IV, Michael Bishop, Jr., Ryan Bishop and Ashton Bishop; three sisters, Lyda Gray and husband, Roger, Sue Russ and husband, Jimmy all of Belhaven, Melissa Lloyd and husband, Tommy of Wake Forest; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

    In addition to his parents, Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by a son, Jay Franklin Bishop, grandson, Reginald Nash Bishop and sister, Lucy Robbins.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 492 East Main Street, Belhaven, N.C. 27810 or the Veteran's Park, c/o Belhaven/Pantego Rotary Club, 770 West Main Street, Belhaven, N.C. 27810.

    Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting

    Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Bishop family.


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