Elroy C. Bischof
Elroy Charles Bischof, 98 of Fort Smith, AR passed away on September 21, 2022. He was born in Illmo, MO on November 4, 1923 to Carl Albert and Alma (Roth) Bischof. He was a Navy fighter pilot on the U.S.S. Intrepid during World War II. He was retired ATF special agent with posts in Little Rock, Hot Springs, and Texarkana, and received the U.S. Treasury Albert Gallatin Award. He loved to hunt and was a member of the Texarkana Hunting Club well into his 90’s! He was a member of First Lutheran Church and had several beloved groups of friends at the Thursday prayer lunch, the Bebout care group, and Echo Reily’s Sunday school class.
He is preceded in death by his wife Loreba (Hogue) Bischof. He is survived by their children; Nancy (David) McMillan of Fort Smith, Jennifer Bischof of Fort Smith, and Rev. Jon C. (Katherine) Bischof of Paragould, AR, four grandchildren Brett (Lillie) McMillan, Nick McMillan, Caleb Bischof, Susanna Bischof, and two great grandchildren Brooklyn McMillan and Samuel McMillan. Services for Charlie will be Thursday, September 29, 2022 at First Lutheran Church at 10 am with a visitation before at 9:30 am in the Family Ministries building. Burial will be at the Fort Smith National Cemetery at 11 am. In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorials be made to the First Lutheran church or School in Charlie’s honor.
Posted online on September 22, 2022
Published in Southwest Times Record