The man whose name was synonymous with youth sports in Anderson County has died.
Chip Bishop, 49, died early Monday morning at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington following a brief illness.
Born Leslie Howard Bishop but known as Chip, Bishop served as director of the Anderson County Parks and Recreation Department for the past 27 years.
Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said replacing him won’t be easy.
“People always say that anyone can be replaced, but it’s going to be hard to replace Chip Bishop,” Conway said.