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T.L. Pinnick Chapel
Saturday August 15th, 2015
10:00am - 11:00am

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Gerald Leroy Bishop

Gerald Leroy Bishop, age 80, of French Lick, Indiana (formerly of Benton Harbor, Michigan) entered into eternal rest on August 11th, 2015 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

He was born on August 2nd, 1935 in Lansing, Michigan to Cecil and Helen Bishop.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and (8) Brothers and Sisters.

He started Pleasure Pools in 1959 in Benton Harbor, Michigan and continued to grow his business throughout the United States through the years.

He is survived by:

Wife Carol Bishop Benton Harbor, Michigan

(3) Sons Jeff Bishop Portland, Tennessee
Kevin Bishop Benton Harbor, Michigan
Tim Bishop Unionville, Michigan

(1) Daughter Jill Borg Moberly, Missouri

(1) Sister Sharon Dukes French Lick, Indiana

(7) Grandchildren Several Great-Grandchildren

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the T.L Pinnick Mortuary Chapel, 785 S. Bears Bend Road, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Friends may call from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.

Timothy G. Bishop will officiate.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gerald Bishop, please visit our flower store.


I have worked with Jerry and Sharon for years they were a great customer of ours and I will miss speaking to Jerry & Sharon on the phone.  I am sorry to learn of his passing I was not aware until today.  Please extend my sympathies to his family.  Especially Sharon and Jeff as I knew them from the branch.  thank you,
Michelle Hughes
Latham Pool Products.

Michelle Hughes Jan 4 2016 12:00 AM

I was just notified about Jerry passing this Saturday morning. My prayers go out to his family. Jerry was like a Father figure to me growing up, he was my mentor who taught me the swimming pool business. He will be missed...

Joe Crouch Aug 15 2015 12:00 AM

Brandon Barnes & Gerald's family:  Didn't get to know Gerald very long; however, was a very good friendly, relationship.  Since I just received notice of Gerald's passing, & the short visitation, I am sooooo sorry I will be unable to be there in person for the Memorial service.  Please be assured you, Gerald, and his family are in our prayers.  He has now gone Home to his eternal rest.
  I had the pleasure of assisting you & Gerald in the recent purchase of the satellite outlet for "Pleasure Pools" @ Jasper.  From our several conversations, I know you and your family of associates will be able to carry forward Gerald's legacy.
May Gerald Rest In Peace & God Bless!  DEL Bromm

"DEL" Bromm Aug 15 2015 12:00 AM

Our family thought the world of Jerry, when he moved to the Valley area, Randy, Trevor, Tara & I all worked for him at some point. We really grew to love him, he was such a soft hearted man. He came to our house for many get togethers and we felt as tho he was a part of our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, please know he meant a lot to us all thu out the years.

Randy & Karen Emmons Aug 13 2015 12:00 AM