David Dwight Bishard, age 72, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home. He was born April 16, 1947, in Wichita, Kanas, the son of Dwight E. Bishard and Margaret Pearl Russell Bishard. David served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After his military service, he worked for several years for the Internal Revenue Service. He continued his education at Wichita State University where he received a degree in accounting. He later worked in the civil sector at McConnel Air Force Base. He stayed active with the Army Reserves for several decades and was a member of the American Legion Post #25 of Ft. Scott. He enjoyed collecting and working on cars, motorcycles, and many other things. He was a man of reason who enjoyed playing chess with his sons.
Survivors include his son, Clint Bishard and wife, Robyn, of Terlton, Oklahoma and eight grandchildren, Hannah, Sarah, Joshua, Allison, Mercy, Jason, Raven and Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Doug Bishard, and a granddaughter, Miranda Bishard.
Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 28th at the U. S. National Cemetery in Ft. Scott. Friends and family will meet at the cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.