January 16, 1936 – February 5, 2023
Edwin Morgan Bishop born in Jackson, Mississippi on January 16, 1936 to Lucie May McMullen and James Morgan Bishop died peacefully in the Butterfly Wing of Baton Rouge General Mid City on Sunday, February 5th 2023. He spent his childhood in Hammond, attended Southern College, LSU, and graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula. He served in the U.S. Air Force, worked for the U.S. Forrest Service, as a mud engineer for Baroid Industrial Drilling and LSU Department of Marine Science and Sea Grant. He was a volunteer counselor for The Phone in Baton Rouge; and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Edwin is survived by his daughter Stephanie Peneguy and husband Matt in Plaquemine, his brother James M. Bishop and wife Ginni in South Carolina and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Edwin Benjamin Bishop, sisters Ann Champlin (Bill) and Dorothy “Dottie” Jenkins (Bob), and special friend Sherry Vaughn. As per Edwin’s wishes he will be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico.
February 11, 2023 at 10:05 pm
I love Edwin so much and we spent years together. A very kind and caring soul, best friend with my mom Sherry! I didn’t remember he was born in Jackson like her too! He touched a lot of lives and I’ll always appreciate his efforts to assist my mom with her struggles in life. Much love to you Big Ed and Stephanie!
February 11, 2023 at 12:07 pm
Edwin was a sweet and kind rascal who could really spin a good yarn. He showed his kindness nor only by volunteering at The Phone but by being a good listener with everyone. We’ve been missing Edwin for awhile as he has declined, so glad no more pain or discomfort.