Charles William Bishop

Charles William Bishop

Waverly, VA
01.22.1934 - 12.26.2019
Served in the

Charles William Bishop of Waverly passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 26, 2019, at Waverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Undine Bishop, and his brothers, Roger and Leon Bishop.

Charles graduated from Waverly High School in 1952 and received his BS and MS degrees from the Richmond Division of the College of William and Mary in 1956 and 1957. After college, he joined the U.S. Army and served as an Air Traffic Controller. He was recalled to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis where he served as an Air Traffic Controller Instructor. Returning to Waverly, he trained American Saddlebred and Arabian horses at the family farm for two years. He then acquired a position as Budget Analyst for the Department of Defense for the U.S. Army at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. After twelve years, he returned to Waverly and was employed by the Department of Defense for the U.S. Army at Fort Lee, VA as an accountant where he retired.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 3, 2020, at Waverly Cemetery. Arrangements are being provided by R.W. Baker & Co, Wakefield Chapel. Condolences may be registered at

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Waverly Cemetery
Spring Branch Road
Waverly, VA 23890
United States


My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that soon God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4) May this promise give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathies.


We shared alot of stories about the history of Waverly over the years-and his love of horses. He is at peace now with his family. I will miss my wonderful friend.

Kathy Kinsey

I was sorry to read this obituary. I didn't know Charles personally however I am related. When I read the obituary I remember taking my dad, Preston Hinson to Undine's

Nancy Hamilton

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