Jimmy Bishop

February 14, 1949, May 26, 2018

Jimmy Bishop

Jimmy Bishop rested on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Jim was born the only child to Hazel Williams Bishop and Anthony Wayne Bishop on February 14, 1949, the Valentine Baby, at Hancock Hospital in Jasper.

Jimmy and his family moved to San Antonio when he was 3. Before graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1967, he was the City Junior Golf Champion of San Antonio. Jim was offered a full golf scholarship to Lamar University, where he played golf under the supervision of Coach Dan Rogas and earned a degree in Marketing.

Jim proudly served in the United States Army, having achieved the rank of E4. He was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, on the military golf course, from 1972 to 1974, serving at the pleasure of many well-respected generals.

Jim’s career as a real-estate appraiser in the Southeast Texas area spanned over thirty years. He earned the designation of MAI from the Appraisal Institute, following his mentor, Mr. William C. “Bill” Cook and he was well respected in the appraisal field.

Jim and Debbie loved traveling to Belize with cousins, Amanda and Bill and building houses in Crystal Beach.

Papa Jim, as he is lovingly referred to by his new precious family, is survived by his wife, Debbie; son, Jared and his wife, Sunni; and precious grandchild, Lola.

Our family wishes to extend thanks to our wonderful care givers, Emma, JoJe, Melissa, Annalyn, and Mina. They saved our lives! We also express our gratitude to the staff of Harbor Hospice for their compassionate care.

A gathering of Mr. Bishop’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Bishop’s memory to Lamar University Athletic Club-Men’s and Women’s Golf Program, 211 Redbird Lane, Beaumont, Texas 77710.



Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Graveside Service
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine Street Beaumont, TX 77703
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (17)

  • NL

    18 June 2018 at 14:57 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Buddy & Jo Ann Hughed

    04 June 2018 at 02:49 | #

    Our deepest heartfelt sympathy Debbie , Jared and family , Jim was a true dear friend that we love and respected ! Will miss his visits in the office and our friendship and almost daily conversations ! Will be missed !


  • Bob and Lola Burgess, Oak Island, North Carolina

    30 May 2018 at 15:35 | #

    Debbie & Family - We are so very sorry to learn today of Jimmy's passing away. We have so many wonderful memories there in S.E. Texas working with you all in economic development in the 3-county area. Jimmy was such a nice and well-respected gentleman. He will be greatly missed by many. .


  • Alvin Newton

    29 May 2018 at 19:06 | #

    Debbie and Jared so sorry for your Loss. I will always cherish the time I got to spend with Jimmy at the deer lease. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Denise and Michael Lange

    29 May 2018 at 13:06 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


  • Neil Spiller

    29 May 2018 at 12:12 | #

    Deepest condolences to the Bishop family. Jim was so well respected and liked. It was always a pleasure to see him in Crystal Beach.. God bless you all. Neil & Candy Spiller


  • Mandy Ternes

    29 May 2018 at 05:22 | #

    Debbie, Jared and family,
    Im so sorry for your loss. Your family is in many of my childhood memories and I thank you for letting me tag along on your Spring Break trips.. I wish you guys comfort that can only come from the Lord above.


  • Sunni Bishop

    29 May 2018 at 03:59 | #

    I am so thankful I got to call you Father-in-law! Even though our time together was short, it didn’t take long to see what a wonderful, well-respected man you were. Your legacy lives on in your wonderful son- whom I have the privilege to love and call my husband. He is quite a gentleman and I’m certain that’s because of the fine example he had before him. Lola made you our “Papa Jim” and that, you will always be remembered as. You are loved and you will be missed dearly. Until we meet again... Love always, your daughter-in-law.


  • Anna Tangredi

    29 May 2018 at 02:13 | #

    Debbie: I'm so sorry for your loss. Hang on to your cherished memories and prayers for your healing. May God hold you close


  • Keirstin & Moegli Bello

    29 May 2018 at 00:41 | #

    e was absolutely the sweetest man I have ever met. It was a joy to see him on workout days at the gym. He never without a funny story or good advice for my puppy. He will be sorely missed. I pray for all his family and loved ones.


  • Klela and Norman Bentley

    28 May 2018 at 23:38 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are for you.


  • Chad and Heather Feldman

    28 May 2018 at 22:07 | #

    Jim will be dearly missed!! Jim is the only person that could walk into our business to the theme of Rocky playing on his cell phone, wearing a Nike headband with sweatbands on each wrist and get away with it!! In a business where we change lives, our lives and the lives of all that trained with Jim are forever changed. He had the heart of a champion and a laugh that was contagious! Jim held true to his "Rocky themed spirit". In the movie, Rocky says "It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward!" Jim inspired all of us to rise above challenges, laugh, love others and roll with the punches. We are forever blessed to know such an awesome man! We love you Deb, Jared, Sunni and Lola!


  • Emma Hebert

    28 May 2018 at 16:23 | #

    My sincere condolences Ms Bishop and Jared Bishop thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you and your loved ones during this difficult time.


  • Kandy Stahl

    28 May 2018 at 15:32 | #

    Although we spent little time together, Jim was a cherished and special part of our lives. I will always remember the week all of you spent here at our place in Cozumel. I am honored to say I knew this beautiful soul and will miss him deeply. All my love to the family.


  • Joje

    28 May 2018 at 03:21 | #

    You will be missed Sir Jim


  • Kathy Dunagan

    28 May 2018 at 01:55 | #

    Debbie, So very sorry for your loss. Lots of love and prayers for you and your family..


  • Teri Worry

    27 May 2018 at 22:25 | #

    Love and prayers. Jim was a great work associate and friend.


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