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Charles LaRoy Bishop

December 04, 1960 - January 05, 2018

Charles “Chuck” L. Bishop, 57, a resident of Gatesville, Texas, went to be with his Lord on January 5, 2018, passing away unexpectedly near Blountville, TN. A Memorial Luncheon Service will be held at 1 PM, Monday, January 15th at the Mound Cowboy Church on 3035 FM 931 in Gatesville.

Chuck was born Charles LaRoy Broughton on December 4, 1960 in Shreveport, LA to Anne Wheeler (Broughton) Bishop and Roy Clark Broughton. He graduated from Lamar High School in Arlington, TX where his stature and talent enabled him to excel in athletics. He was drafted by the California Angels for their Triple-A Farm Team until a knee injury sidelined his baseball dreams. A tall, patriotic Texan, he was a lifelong fan of all Dallas sports teams: “Go Rangers, Cowboys, Mavericks, and Stars.”

A gentle spirit and hard worker, he drove “Big Rigs” for 28 years, earning safety awards every one of those years. For the last 19 years, he trucked loads all across the U.S. and even received two Million Mile Safety Awards. He’d been employed with J.S. Helwig & Son, LLC since 2009.

He was predeceased in death by his parents, grandparents, a step-brother, an uncle, and two aunts.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Roxanne (O’keefe) Bishop of Gatesville; his children Charlie Broughton of Cantonden, Missouri, Ryanne Bishop Hall and Kelli O’keefe Tennison, both of Gatesville, and John O’keefe of Fort Worth, and their families; his stepmom Carolyn P. (Bagley) Broughton of Shreveport, LA; his sisters Brandi Broughton Loyd of Mt. Horeb, WI and Lisa Broughton McCollough of Mansfield, LA, and their families; his stepsiblings, Sheila Bagley of Madison, WI and Glenn Bagley of Bossier City, LA. Chuck is also survived by his aunt Beverly Broughton Lively of Bryan, TX, his uncle Davey Broughton of Munford, AL, and their spouses, as well as numerous cousins and a host of other family and friends, too many to mention.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the emergency medical personnel and trucking community who helped bring Chuck home. As he always said, “God bless.”


Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) is honored to serve the family.