Graveside services for Mr. Gerald Arthur Bishop, 81, of Cochran who died Friday, June 1, 2012 at his residence will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday in Greenlawn Cemetery, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, Georgia.
Mr. Bishop was born in Orlando, Florida on August 22, 1930 to Alice M. House Bishop and Irwin L. Bishop. He attended Young Harris College and Emory University where he obtained the first MBA with specialization in Hospital Management. In October 1950, he joined the U.S. Navy serving in Japan until August, 1954 where he served in the Hospital Corp.
His career spanned time teaching/coaching in Douglas and Ben Hill County – later teaching at heart of Georgia Technical School in Dublin. He was the first Eagle Scout in his troop. Gerald opened and served as the first Administrator of four Continuing Care Retirement Communities including Magnolia Manor, Lenbrook Square and two Delmar Garden facilities.