Eugene E. Bishop, 57, of Middletown died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at home. Gene was born in Newport, son of the late Broaddus and Angela (Chagaris) Bishop.

Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a loving father, grandfather, he leaves his daughter Katie E. Bishop and his granddaughter Mailee Walmsley.

He also leaves two brothers Paul Bishop and his wife Jackie of Maryland and Steven Bishop of Middletown.

Gene was the father of the late Michael Bishop and brother of the late Barbara Ray, Nicholas Bishop and Catherine Kennedy.

Funeral service will be private.

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