Memorial service for W. L. Bishop, slaying victim

October 15, 1990

A memorial service for William Lewis Bishop, general manager of Fox Chevrolet's five car dealerships, will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Zion Lutheran Church in the Frederick County community of Middletown.

Mr. Bishop, 46, died Friday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he and two co-workers were shot by a fired auto mechanic who then committed suicide.

Born in Rocky Mount, N.C., Mr. Bishop graduated from North Hagerstown High School and attended York College and the University of Maryland at College Park.

He had a lifelong interest in cars and began his career in the auto business in 1966 as the service manager of Lustine Chevrolet in Hyattsville. From 1973 to 1976, he worked as the service manager of Loving Chevrolet in Silver Spring.

He was the service manager of Fox Chevrolet before becoming manager of Rob Ryan Chevrolet in Timonium, then returned to Fox in 1987 as the general manager of all five dealerships.

He was a member of the Columbia Masonic lodge in Frederick.

Mr. Bishop is survived by his wife, the former Karen Lynn Tipton, and daughter, Shawn Lynn Bishop, both of Middletown; his mother, Ellen Bishop Boutelle of Middletown; three brothers, Edward S. Bishop Jr. of Oxford and Richard S. Boutelle Jr. and John Frederick Boutelle, both of Middletown; and three sisters, Dickcy Boutelle Gibson, Marjorie Boutelle Blouin and Katherine Boutelle, all of Middletown.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Bill Bishop Memorial Fund, which will benefit the family of Robert B. Daughton, a 38-year-old mechanic killed along with Mr. Bishop on Friday. Donations should be sent in care of Kaplan, Hayman, Greenberg, 10th Floor, Sun Life Building, 20 S. Charles St., Baltimore 21201.

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