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Eugene Bishop

In Memoriam


Eugene Bishop, 69, of Iuka, Mississippi, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014.

For 23 years, Bishop served as the director of the Yellow Creek Port Authority. Mr. Bishop was instrumental in attracting steel service plants as well as a $200 million   silicon metals industry to the port. During that time, he was a leader in the Tenn-Tom Waterway Council, having served as its chairman in 2005 and 2006.

Mr. Bishop has served on the Board of Directors for IRPT for multiple years and will be missed dearly.

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Eugene that it be sent to the Tenn-Tom Waterway Museum at P.O. Box 671, Columbus, MS 39701 or to your favorite charity. He was one of the Museum’s strongest supporters.