Meldon F. Bishop, 71, of Floral City, Fla., and formerly of Searsport, passed away on Dec. 20, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Nov. 30, 1949, to the late Gerald and Georgianna (York) Bishop in Belfast.

Meldon bravely served our country as a member of the United States National Guard. He was Christian by faith and enjoyed attending Fort Cooper Baptist Church as well as Istachatta Baptist Church. Meldon loved to sing, go to yard sales, and do yard work with his Kubota.

Meldon often traveled to Maine with his twin brother Milford to visit his family and hometown. He enjoyed his work as a truck driver which he did for the past 42 or more years; he was also an engineer for Belfast Moosehead Lake Railroad for a number of years.

Meldon was preceded in death by his brother, Dana Bishop, and his parents, Gerald and Georgianna (York) Bishop. Those left to cherish his memory include his girls, Shirley Partridge and her husband Matthew Partridge, and Sharon Keach and her husband Greg Keach. Also, Yvonne Bishop, his wife of over 30 years; children, David Hall and his wife Jamie Hall, Christopher Hamilton, Brandi Bishop, Danielle Bishop, Mahayla Bishop, and Kayla Bishop; his numerous cherished grandchildren; his one adored great-grandchild; his brothers, Gerald "Sonny" Bishop, Javan "Joe" Bishop, and his twin, Milford Bishop; and his two sisters, Terry James and Darlene "Velvet" Curtis.

A celebration of life is will be held at a later date in Maine and will be arranged by Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast. Meldon will be laid to rest at Mount Hope Cemetery in Searsport. Local arrangements are private and are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Fla.