Clay Allen Bishop Sr.
Clay Allen Bishop Sr., 76, of Leeds, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
Clay was a 1963 graduate of the University of Alabama and served for 17 years in the U.S. Army, 15 of which were with the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked for most of his career as a mechanical engineer in the paper industry. Clay served others throughout his life, serving faithfully for many years in prison ministry and in his church, Leeds First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy C. Bishop and Berta Bishop of Tuscaloosa and an infant daughter, Tera Adell Bishop.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Harman Bishop of Leeds; son, Clay Allen Bishop Jr. (Donna) of Demopolis; daughter, Patti Wilborn (Danny); and two granddaughters, Elizabeth Adell and Emily Clay Wilborn, of Gadsden.
A visitation will be held Saturday, July 30, 10 to 11 a.m., at Leeds First Baptist Church, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens in Tuscaloosa.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the UAB Melanoma Research Fund, c/o Christian Smith, 1808 7th Avenue South, BDB 465, Birmingham, Alabama 35294.