Linda Carol Streety Bishop was born on Mar. 11, 1940 at her family home in Smiley, TX to Joe and Julia Streety. She made heaven her forever home on Sept. 10, 2020 at the age of 80 years.
Linda attended school in Smiley and graduated from Smiley High School in 1958. After graduation she attended Draughan Business College in San Antonio. Her first job was with the telephone company in SanAntonio, and she later worked for Ford Aerospace and Lockheed Martin at NASA where she retired in 1998.
In 1960, she married the love of her life, Earl Graham Bishop, and this August they celebrated 60 years of marriage. Their love and devotion to one another, in sickness and in health, is an inspiration to us all. In 1966, Earl and Linda moved to Dickinson, TX, then to League City, TX where they lived, served, and raised their three daughters. In 1998, they retired back to Smiley to Linda’s family land.
Linda is well known for the beautiful music she made on the piano. She served as a church pianist for more than 40 years, serving at Bay Area Baptist Church in League City, TX and First Baptist Church, Smiley, TX. She enjoyed playing for many singing groups, soloist, choirs, weddings, funerals, and community events.
She loved serving her Lord Jesus Christ in many ways. She taught Sunday School to junior high girls and to adults. She loved teaching the Old Testament and was quite a Bible historian. She also served her