Mitchell Howard Bishop, 81, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Majestic Rehabilitation Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mitchell was born January 9, 1931 to Jesse Walter Bishop and Thelma (Lowe) Bishop in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the second of 4 children.
Mitchell quit high-school and joined the Army at 16, fibbing about his age, and he became a Paratrooper.
In the early 1960's, Mitchell began a long career in the automotive industry, transferring from southern California to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1967, where he was the lease manager at several car dealerships. He sold cars for more than 50 years, still "flipping cars" well into his late 70's.
Mitch loved to spend time with his family and friends. Mitch always had his camera on his side and took countless photographs of nature and people. He was actively involved in hiking and camping with friends as well as and cruising up the canyons along the Wasatch Front Mountains. He also enjoyed exercise, reading, and learning about nature, life, philosophy, mankind and sciences, including astronomy and quantum physics.
Mitchell is survived by his sons, Michael Glenn Bishop and Anthony Stephen Bishop, his daughters, Caryn Elizabeth Bishop and Jennifer Cathleen (Bishop) Jarman and his two Grandsons, Nicholas Oddo and Johnny Jarman. Mitchell was preceded in death by both his parents and all of his siblings.
Mitchell was lovingly cared for by the entire staff at Hospice and Majestic Rehabilitation Center. His family wishes to express the gratitude to all the loving people who were caring for Mitch at his home, as well as Majestic.
There are no services planned.
Those wishing to sign the guest book may do so online at www.serenicare.com.