Nicky Bruce Bishop
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Nicky Bruce Bishop
  • April 24, 1939 - January 26, 2017
  • Pontotoc, Mississippi

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Nicky Bruce Bishop, 77, of Pontotoc, Mississippi, passed away while surrounded by his family on January 26, 2017.

Services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Rev. Doug Jones and Judge James L. Roberts will be officiating. Visitation will be held at Browning Funeral Home from 5 PM until 7 PM Saturday, January 28, 2017, and preceding the funeral
service from 1 PM until 2 PM Sunday. A burial service will follow the funeral at Pontotoc City Cemetery.

Nicky was born in Pontotoc County on April 24, 1939, and raised in Sledge, MS. He was the son of the late T.I. Bishop and the late Ruth Bishop. He attended Sledge High School. Following high school he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea. Nicky worked in automotive body repair for 50 years and was owner of Bishop Body Shop in Pontotoc for 30 years. Before declining health, he enjoyed reading, cooking for his family, and had a long-time
commitment to physical activity, including competitive running. He competed in dozens of local running contests and over 25 marathons around the U.S. He also enjoyed traveling with Iva Jo every year to Pensacola Beach and later on several cruises. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Pontotoc.
Nicky is survived by his wife of 54 years, Iva Jo Anderson Bishop; three sons Michael (Laurie), Robert and Braden (Laurie); five grandchildren, Jarrett, Brooke, Tiffany, Tayler and Haze; and other family and friends.

Pall bearers will be Michael Bishop, Robert Bishop, Braden Bishop, Tommy Doty, Bill Rutledge, and Don Russell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Dorothy Bishop Roberts and Juanita Bishop
Donnaud, and one brother Paul Bishop.