Clifton Wayne BishopFebruary 8, 1984 ~ May 30, 2011 (age 27)
Clifton Wayne Bishop 27 went to be with the Lord Monday May 30, 2011. Celebration of Clifton’s life will be11 a.m. Monday June 6, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Towanda. Visitation with family present will be 2-4 P.M. Sunday at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Clifton was born February 8, 1984 to Brian and Janet (Junkins) Bishop, he grew up in Towanda, Kansas where he attended Circle schools and graduated from Circle High School in 2002. Clifton was a four year Letterman in Baseball and Wrestling and a three year Letterman in Football. He still holds the Circle High School record for most take downs in a season with 96. He was a state qualifier in his senior year in wrestling. After high school Clifton enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served six years making the rank of Sergeant within five years in the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade; Alpha Co. 1-82 ARB. He was a crew chief on an Apache Helicopter, serving in Korea for a year and in Iraq for 18 months. He recently graduated from WATC with an Aviation Maintenance and Power Plant Suction Certificates and was currently a warehouse supervisor at The Yard Store.
Clifton enjoyed spending time with friends and family, fishing, hunting and working with his hands. He was a constant source of energy for everyone. He would never shirk a task or do anything half way. You could depend on him for anything, no matter what you asked him to do; he would be there to help you. You could also depend on him to make you laugh. His smile was contagious. He was loved by so many and will be greatly missed by all.
Survivors include his parents Brian and Janet Bishop of Towanda, Sisters Tracie (Marty) Thiele of Ponca City, OK, Jackie Bishop of Wichita; Brother Clayton (Marcia) Bishop of Udall, KS; Nieces Lauren, Autumn, Gracie; Nephews Myles, Alex, Dustin, JD; Grandmother Norma Bishop of Wichita; Grandfather Tom Junkins, Jr. of Winfield; Girlfriend Kirsten Farkas of Wichita and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends. Preceded in death by Grandmother Phyllis Junkins and Grandfather Freeman Bishop.
Memorials have been established with Circle High School Wrestling and Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Contributions may be left at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Condolence may be sent to www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.