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Gary J. Bishop

October 6, 1947 — February 11, 2024

Wildwood, MO formerly of Monmouth

Gary J. Bishop, 76, of Wildwood, MO, formerly of Monmouth, IL passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024, in Wildwood, MO. 

Gary was born October 6, 1947 in Monmouth, the son of William Trevor and Lois Edna (Nicolaides) Bishop.   He was raised and educated in Monmouth, attending Monmouth High School. 

Gary served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. 

Gary worked at Wells Pet Food, Mach 1 Boats and Exide before retiring in 2009. 

He enjoyed fishing, woodworking. metal detecting and belonged to a metal detecting club.  

Survivors include his son, Nicklaus (Heather) Bishop of Waterloo, IL; 5 grandchildren, Brandon Bishop, Samantha Gregory, Sawyer bishop, Kaden Bishop and Kollin Bishop; his sister, Vicky (Mike) Saeger of Bellevue, IL. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm, Friday, February 23, 2024, at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL. Cremation has been accorded. Memorials may be given to Western Illinois Animal Rescue and sent to the funeral home. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit

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Friday, February 23, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

McGuire and Davies Funeral Home

1007 North G Street, Monmouth, IL 61462

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