Thursday, June 5, 2014
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Maxwell (Pookie) Oliver Bishop, Jr., 65, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Key West, Fla., passed away September 13, 2013, after a long illness from complications of West Nile virus.

He was preceded in death by his parents Maxwell Sr. and Juanita Maggie Bishop, brothers Alton and Stanley, and sister LaVann Solando.

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

He graduated from Key West High school in 1967 and served in Vietnam at Long Binh with the 117TH Assault Helicopter Company assigned to U.S. Army Pacific. He was a commercial lobsterman operating his boat, "The 5 B's" and was a retired Lieutenant from Naval Air Station Key West Fire Department. A memorial service with family and friends is being held in Key West Monday, June 9.

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