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  • Writer's pictureDale Holbrook

Jacob T. Bishop

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

I’m honored to sculpt my deceased marine nephew with his service as a marine and I captured his personality with a bronze resin sculpture as well. I hope his mom Phyllis (my sister ), his dad Jim Bishop, and especially his son Jacob cherish these forever! I miss him and love him!

Jacob T. Bishop was born on April 22, 1979, in Richmond, Kentucky, to James R. and Phyllis J. Holbrook Bishop.

Jacob T. Bishop

Education and Achievements

Jacob T. Bishop was a Psychology major enrolled in the Arts and Sciences Department at the University of Kentucky. During his time at the university, he achieved academic success, appearing on the Dean's list for numerous semesters. He was also recognized for his essay on campus workplace safety and received the Erik Peake Award in honor of a former UK psychology major.

Military Service - Jacob T. Bishop

In addition to his academic pursuits, Jacob had served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. He received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal on October 9, 2003, for his heroic achievement during combat operations. He helped his tank division and helped save Jessica Lynch. He suffered so much during battle and for sure after. He couldn’t get over what he saw. He played a vital role in providing security and assistance during a challenging situation, reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

Community and Faith

Jacob was a member of the First Christian Church and had a loving family. He was survived by his wife, Jessica Diana Fritz Bishop, and their son, Jackson Bishop. His parents, James and Phyllis Bishop, maternal grandparents Lloyd and Aretta Holbrook, and paternal grandmother Lillie Bishop also survived him. Additionally, his mother and father-in-law, Jerry and Kathy Fritz, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins mourned his loss. Jacob's grandfather, State Senator Fred F. Bishop, had preceded him in death.

It's clear that Jacob Bishop had a strong impact on those around him and made significant contributions both academically and through his service in the Marines. His loss is deeply felt, and he will be remembered with honor and respect.

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