Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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Maxwell "Pookie" Oliver Bishop Jr., 65, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Key West, Fla., passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, after a long illness from complications of West Nile virus.

Mr. Bishop is survived by his wife of 33 years, Bonita (Bonnie); two daughters, Shannah Albertini of Spring, Texas, and Christina Karl of Belton, Texas; three grandchildren, Laura Karl, Zachary Albertini Jr. and Sam Albertini. He is also survived by his brothers Jesse (Joanne) Bishop and Randy (Darlene) Bishop; his sister Rhonda Hartley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bishop graduated from Key West High School in 1967, served in Vietnam with the 117th Assault Helicopter Company assigned to U.S. Army Pacific, was a commercial lobster man, operating his boat "The 5 B's," and retired lieutenant from Naval Air Station Key West Fire Department.

A private memorial service will be held in Key West at a later date.