Clinton Gayle Bishop, 55, of Colorado Springs, CO passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at home. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday November 3, 2021 at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 PM Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Destiny World Outreach Center in Killeen, TX. with burial to follow at The Salado Historic Cemetery at 3:00 PM.
Clint was born on October 1, 1966, in Bryan, Texas to Darwyn and Clarrene Bishop. He spent most of his childhood growing up in Amarillo, TX. As a kid, Clint filled his days riding bicycles, playing with neighborhood friends, participating in baseball and gymnastics, and talking…a lot. Clint’s mother, Clarrene, was his confidant. She had a very special relationship with him throughout his life, and she always made herself available by offering him the greatest earthly gift he could be given: a listening ear.
Clint’s childhood best friend was his blue-eyed companion and sister, Debra. Clint’s brother, Bart, was his rescuer and protector. At 16, Clint’s sister, Darla, provided him the opportunity to live with her in Dallas and to pursue a deeper relationship with God while attending a Christian high school.
Following graduation, Clint moved to Baton Rouge to attend JSBC, where he remained until he transferred to Southwestern Assembly of God University to complete his bachelor’s degree in Theology. After graduating from Southwestern, Clint accepted a position in Sherman, TX as a youth pastor at Glad Tidings.
He married his beautiful wife Melodi in 1992. In 1993, Clint and Melodi moved back to Amarillo, TX. During their 23 years there, Clint and Melodi had three beautiful daughters: Lauren, Hannah, and Olivia. Clint raised his family to laugh often, follow the direction of the Holy Spirit, and cherish community with others. He loved people deeply, and he made an impression everywhere that he went. Clint succeeded in the financial industry and impacted many clients’ lives over the years. His commitment to excellence and his pursuit of truth resonated with all those who knew him.
In 2016, Clint and his family moved to Colorado Springs. This move reignited Clint’s passionate pursuit for people’s hearts and helped him cultivate new ideas. He desired to love others well by knowing them well. When people remember their encounters with Clint, they often remember his infectious smile and joyful laugh. His fervor for life encouraged those around him to appreciate each day for the gifts and miracles it held.
When Clint was 19, he lost his father, Darwyn. Darwyn and Clint shared a spiritual anointing of extravagant giving, and Clint carried his dad’s legacy throughout his life by sharing all that was given to him with those he loved.
Clint is survived by his soulmate of 29 years, Melodi Bishop of Colorado Springs, CO; his daughters, Lauren, Hannah, and Olivia of Colorado Springs, CO; his mother, Clarrene Bishop of Austin, TX; his sisters Darla (Mark) Taylor of Austin, TX; Debra (Kyle) Farmer of Midland, TX; his brother Barton (Audrey) of Houston, TX; nieces and nephews Emily and Kim Sorensen of Austin, TX and their daughter Larke Sorensen; Calen and Jenna Taylor of Bryan, TX and their daughters Lillian, Clara, Rose, and Evie Taylor; Anna Eben of Amarillo, TX and her daughter Braelyn; Abby and William Walker of League City, TX and their children Jonah, Anderson and Alice; David Bishop of Chicago, Il; Daniel Bishop of Amarillo, TX; Kyle Parkinson of Houston, TX; Sarah and Jon Ambrose of Sanger, TX; Rachel and Chaes Edwards of Burleson, TX; and Andrew Farmer of Springdale, AR; and many cherished family members and friends.
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