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David Bishop ~ In Our Care ~ May 4, 2024

David Bishop
1956 ~ 2024

Gower, Missouri…David L Bishop, 67, passed away peacefully at his home in Gower, Missouri on Saturday May 4th.

David was born in Maryville, Missouri on September 1, 1956, to George and Ruth Bishop. He graduated from Stewartsville High School in 1974.  Upon graduation he ventured along many different paths, including working at the hospital as a phlebotomist and opening his own business, before finding his calling as an educator. 

In fall of 1978 he married Mary McPhee and they made Easton, Missouri home. In 1980 they opened Spring Crest Custom Draperies in Saint Joseph, Missouri.  The business operated for seven years, before closing so that David could return to college at Missouri Western.  He graduated in 1981 with a degree in science and a minor in education. 

Upon graduation, David accepted a high school teaching position at Westport High School in the Kansas City, Missouri School District. He continued his science teaching career at Cameron High School in Cameron, Missouri for the remainder of his career.  David loved all aspects of teaching science, and you could find him supporting all activities from Junior Class Sponsor to working football games. He was always proud to talk about his students who went on to become doctors, nurses, teachers, etc. He retired from Cameron after 22 years in May 2015.

In 2012, David took over the family farm in Stewartsville, MO. He found great joy in farming and continued up to his death. When he wasn’t farming, you would most likely find him in antique stores, showing off his classic cars at local car shows, or attending classic rock concerts with friends.

Nothing mattered more to David than his friends and family including his two daughters: Nicky (Scott) Moore of Miami, FL and Katie (Adam Kominko) Bishop of Kansas City, MO. 

David was preceded in death by; his father George L Bishop (2020), two brothers Tony (1982) and Bruce Bishop (1998).  He is survived by his daughters Nicky Moore and Katie Bishop, mother Ruth Bishop (Stewartsville, MO), sister Peggy Brune (Lincoln, NE), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will host a visitation on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Turner Family Funeral Home in Stewartsville, MO from 3:00-5:00pm.  A private family burial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in David Bishop’s name to the Science Department at Cameron R-1 School District. 

9 Responses to “David Bishop ~ In Our Care ~ May 4, 2024”

  1. Linda Schottel May 7, 2024 at 10:59 pm #

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. Sending prayers and my love to you Ruth and Peggy ❤️

  2. Bonnie Fish May 7, 2024 at 11:40 pm #

    Such a very nice man and a dedicated teacher. I really enjoyed working with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

  3. Sarah McClain May 8, 2024 at 4:15 pm #

    He was a fantastic teacher and really cared about his students! He will be missed!

  4. Dorothy & Art May 9, 2024 at 3:26 am #

    Peggy & Jerry
    Kindly accept our condolences

  5. Jarvis Smith May 9, 2024 at 11:55 am #

    My thoughts and prayers for Ruth, Mary, and the rest of the family. There never enough words to express one’s feelings. ❤️❤️

  6. Pat (Sellars)Lollar May 11, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

    I’m so sorry, Peggy. I remember fun times as kids living next door before you moved to the farm. My condolences to the whole family.

  7. Pat and Daryl Walkup May 11, 2024 at 3:59 pm #

    So sorry to the family of David to hear of his passing. He was a great man, father, and teacher. He will be missed greatly. I knew David through Jerry Broderick where he hung out a lot restoring cars, tractors or whatever was in need of repair. He was a great friend and I enjoyed visiting with him over the past few years that I knew him. David always loved helping me in harvest season. RIP peace good buddy.

  8. Fred & Janie Christensen May 11, 2024 at 5:07 pm #

    Ruth & All
    So very sorry to hear about David. Your family will be in our hearts and prayers.

  9. Kristy (Berry) Post May 13, 2024 at 7:25 pm #

    I had Mr.Bishop as a teacher at Cameron High School & use to run into him at the Lathrop Tractor Show in June every year. He was a teacher that cared & made a great impression on everyone he met. RIP

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