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Randy Bishop
Randy Bishop
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Randy Bishop, 41, of Beeville, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.

Mr. Bishop was born July 2, 1971, in Albuquerque, N.M., to Daniel and Betty J. (Jackson) Tierney. He served in the U.S. Army and was a truck driver by profession. He volunteered with Beeville Emergency Medical Services and the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department. He also worked as a truck driver for seven years with KBR at Camp Anaconda in Balad, Iraq. He was recognized for bravery and courage when an IED exploded near his truck and he was injured. He was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for bravery, perseverance and devotion in his work as a civilian in the defense of freedom.

Survivors include his parents, DJ and Betty Tierney of Beeville; his father, RS Bishop Sr. of Tennessee; two sisters, Kathy (Chanse) Timbs of Normanna and Tasha Chambless of Pflugerville; a brother, JD (Kat) Tierney of Beeville; grandmothers, Edwardean Bishop of Longview and Gloria Brannan of Albuquerque, N.M.; three aunts, Laura (Woodie) Wood of Beeville, Paula (Jeff) Hayden and Rosemary (Curley) Stakvel, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was held Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home.

The funeral service was conducted there at 11 o’clock Friday morning, March 1, with Michael Smith officiating. Services concluded at the chapel.

Pallbearers were Louis Irby, Donald Kenefick, Scott Hannah, Marc Ramsey, Frank Bajer and Derek Franco.

Memorial donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarrior project.org or P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.

Galloway & Sons Funeral Home
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March 04, 2013
To Randy's family: I'm so sorry for your loss. Randy was a great person who always thought of others. As a EMT and volunteer firefighter, he helped many who needed help. I was a friend of Randy's for only 16 yrs and I will miss him deeply. My husband and I (during the time we dated) would stay with Randy on the weekends and would wake up to him cooking breakfast for all (he lived across the street from his parents at that time). I worried about him while he was working over in Iraq but I knew he had friends there to watch over him. He always treated others with respect, myself included. We will all miss and keep him in our hearts for ever. Rest my friend...