(Versailles, Ind.) - Dozens of folks are expected to line the streets in Versailles today as a fallen marine returns home for the final time.
John Bishop died Wednesday in Afghanistan
say family members. He is pictured here with
his wife, whom he married this past Spring.
provided by Mike Bishop
Marine Corporal John C. Bishop was killed last Wednesday, Sept. 8 while fighting in Afghanistan’s Helmland Province.
The 25-year-old’s body will be received by his family Monday morning as it is flown from Delaware to an airstrip in North Vernon. Arrival is expected around 10:00 a.m.
The body will then be escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders, a group of motorcycle riders, to Versailles via U.S. 50 and U.S. 421. Bishop will be kept at Stratton-Karstetter Funeral Home. Community members are invited to line the streets as the motorcade passes through town.
Family members say Bishop’s visitation will take place Wednesday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Versailles Baptist Church Family Life Center.
The funeral service will follow Thursday morning beginning at 11:00 and include full military honors.
Bishop’s final resting place will be at the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. He will be buried next to his father, Gene.
The former South Ripley High School student leaves behind his wife and fellow Marine Corporal Cristle Bishop, who is pregnant with their first child together. Bishop also had a four-year-old son, K-Sean.
Other survivors include his mother Sarah Thomas of Columbus; brothers William (Martha) Bishop of Moores Hill, Mike (Peggy) Bishop of Versailles, Anthony (Cathleen) Thomas, Eric (Missy) Thomas of Seymour, Jamey (Tammy) Bishop of Hurricane, West Virginia, and Tyson (Tara) Bishop of Indianapolis; sisters Nancy (Bruce) Braley of New Paris, Pennsylvania and Amy (Ryan) Parker of Osgood.
Stratton Karstetter Funeral Home - http://www.skfuneralhome.com/obit.htm
Indiana Patriot Guard Riders - http://www.indianapatriotguard.org/