Welcome to the memorial page for

Coach Jim Bishop

January 22, 1947 ~ July 29, 2017 (age 70)

Coach James “Jim” Bishop, age 71, of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017. He was born on January 22, 1947. Jim got married to Linda Saxon in 1967, and graduated College in 1973. In addition to coaching basketball, football, track and wrestling, Jim always had a love for teaching. He taught history and weightlifting. While Coaching he won several national championships with his team. Coach Bishop always instilled a winning attitude so that the players never knew what losing was. His moto, “Bigger, Faster, Stronger” is one he is still remembered for today. Jim is preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Bishop.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Saxon; sons, Jimmy, Kip and Ryan and brother, John T. Bishop.

Funeral services for Mr. Bishop will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. Interment will follow at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, at the Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements

 Service Information

July 31, 2017

2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
210 Ingram Avenue
Cumming, GA 30040

Funeral Service
August 1, 2017

2:00 PM
Salem Baptist Church
Gainesville, GA 30506

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