Theodore R. Bishop, Jr., known to everyone as "Ted", was born on December 12, 1942, to the late Theodore Bishop, Sr. and the late Emma Perry. He also had a stepmother, the late Irene Bishop and a stepfather, the late Robert Perry, who raised him as his own. \tTed attended Pine Street Elementary School, St. Clair Elementary and graduated from Mace's Lane High School in 1960. Ted worked very hard with his mother and stepfather in the family business. Ted was a member of Zion Baptist Church. He loved his church and enjoyed hearing his Pastor preach the word. \tIn 1964, Ted joined the United States Army. He served as a Military Police (MP). This was something he always wanted to do as a child. \tIn 1968, Ted became a member of the Seaford Police Department. This was the dream of his life. Ted served as a police officer for 29 years. Over the years, he served in many different police department throughout Delaware. His last duty was the Laurel Police Department where he retired in 1991 as Captain. During Ted's time of serving as a police officer, he received numerous awards for outstanding achievements. \tIn 1999, Ted married his elementary school sweetheart, Barbara Johnson. This was truly a blessing from God. He enjoyed entertaining and making people feel right at home when they were invited to his home. Everyone who knew Ted knew him as a loving and caring person. He loved all kinds of gadgets and experimenting with recipes he would get from the internet. He will be forever remember by his loving wife, Barbara, 10 children, Carreras (Dilinda), Gwen, (both of DE); Constance (FL); Sandra, Yvonne (both of Glen Burnie); Anthony (Yolanda), Rosalind (both of Laurel); Hayward, Medgar and Vicky (all of Cambridge); 27 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Gwen (Roscoe); Shirley (Barry); and Rosemary (Nathaniel). One brother-in-law, Norris. Very close and special friends, Anthony Turner, Roland Johnson, Otis Cephas, Dallas Watts, Arnold Van and Jesse Meeks. A host of nieces (including a special niece, Delphine, who helped him tremendously), nephews, cousins and friends.\n \n Services will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012 10 am at Zion Baptist Church 600 Cross St Cambridge with a viewing Thursday evening 6-8pm at the church. Interment in the Veteran's Cemetery Hurlock, MD.