James â€˜Carlosâ€™ Bishop was born in Hinckley, Utah on October 30, 1923, to Clark H. and LaVeda Hutchings Bishop and died Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Hurricane, Utah. He was the second of six children with a sister, LaFaun and brothers David, Jerold, Milan & Marvin. He spent his early years in Sutherland, Utah later moving to Cropper Lane in Oasis. Upon graduation from Hinckley High School in 1943, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in the European Campaign of World War II. He was always known as Carlos until he entered the military and gradually, he became used to his first name â€˜Jimâ€™. He sent most of his money home to his family and wrote often to his parents, brothers Jerold and David who was serving in the South Pacific and his girlfriend Raina. When the war ended, he was honorably discharged on New Yearâ€™s Day of 1946.
Upon returning home, he married his high school sweetheart, Raina Langston, on February 14, 1946, in the Manti Temple. They were blessed with seven childrenâ€"James (Jennifer), Bruce (Sherry), Sonya (Larry) Burg, Doreen (Steve) Rollo, Chris (Terrie), Phil (Lisa, deceased), Scott (Kayrene), 24 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.
He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved the Lord, his family, the farm, and a tractor. He bore his testimony often and on at least one occasion it was a vocal solo from the pulpit. He was a dedicated Home Teacher and wore out his hands in service to others. He was a man of gratitude and always said â€˜Thank Youâ€™ for any kindness shown to him. He and Raina served as missionaries in the Bishopâ€™s Storehouse as well as ordinance workers in the temple in St. George and as proselyting missionaries in Morristown, New Jersey in 1994-1995. He liked to garden and it seemed as though he could fix anything. He loved spending time with extended family at reunions and was always up for a challenging game of horseshoes, table tennis or checkers. He spent most of his working years as a heavy equipment operator for Utah International Iron Mines in Cedar City and for Anaconda in Tonopah, Nevada.
Following Rainaâ€™s death, he married Josephine Jordan on July 1, 2006, and added a few more to the familyâ€"George (Arlene) Green and Randy Green. He & Jo spent 15 wonderful years together.
In May 2015, he had the opportunity of visiting historical sites and war memorials in the Washington DC area with his younger brother David escorted by their sons, Jim and Dean as part of Honor Flight.
In September 2021, he entered The Beehive Homes facility in Hurricane. He enjoyed his time there and spoke often of the staff and their kindness. On the rare occasion, when he couldnâ€™t eat what they were serving for supper, all he had to do was ask and they would bring him one of his favorites, a PB&J sandwich. We are very grateful for the attentive care he received during his stay there.
He will be missed by manyâ€¦until we meet again!
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 31st at 1pm in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hurricane North Stake Center, 272 South 700 West in Hurricane. Friends may call from 11:30 to 12:45pm prior to the service.
Family and friends who are unable to attend are invited to view the funeral service online by clicking on the link below.
Interment will take place the following day, Wednesday, June 1st in the Hinckley Cemetery.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign James Carlosâ€™s online guest book at