GREENWOOD - Dewey W.”Bud” Lishman, Sr., age 74, died on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital of respiratory failure. He was born on December 21, 1939 to the late T.F “Big Daddy” and Berdie Rivers Lishman in Avalon and resided in the Avalon area all of his life. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and was a 3rd Degree Mason. He was a retired rural route mail carrier, and a farmer. He served in the US Army reserves.
Visitation was held on June 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood. Funeral services were held June 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood with Rev. Gary Tanner officiating. Burial was in Moores Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenny Lishman, Trent Wixon, Kirk Rowsey, Wesley Hunt, Watson Lishman, and Austin Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Kenneth Hines, Dr. Michael Boler, Willie James Stigler, Jim Hargrove, Hank Hargrove, Tommy Rowsey, Tom Fulton, Jack Heath, and Jack Lishman, Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elaine Watson Lishman of Avalon; two daughters, Tonya (Kevin) Wear of Collierville, Tenn. and Sonya (Brent) Rowsey of Batesville; one son, Dewey "Bubba" (Alice) Lishman, Jr. of Grenada; one brother, Jack Kenneth Lishman of Leflore; one sister, Dorothy Elaine Wixon of Avalon; and three grandchildren, Austin Lishman Smith, Morgan Rivers Smith, and Thomas Watson Lishman.
Wilson and Knight Funeral Home is in charge. Online guest book may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com.