He was born in Benton on Dec. 31, 1933. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years, and retired after 20 years from the U.S. Army with the rank of sergeant first class. He served in Vietnam and was especially proud of his service in the military and being part of the 1st Calvary.
After his time in the military, he worked in maintenance at Mallory/Duracell Battery in Cleveland, later owning a resale shop also in Cleveland, and lastly working as a welder for Florida Aluminum and Steel in Fort, Myers, Fla.
He loved fishing, gardening and woodworking; making much of his own furniture as well as items for others. He loved the outdoors in general and his dogs. He also loved family gatherings at his home where he enjoyed cooking for everyone.
He will be greatly missed by all of his family. He set great examples of how one should live and carry out their lives, and walked in shoes that none of us could dream to fill. If he was here right now, he would say, “I’m great.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, George T. and Rosa Lee Cloer Fisher; paternal grandparents, Leander and Lillian Fisher; maternal grandparents, George and Matilda Cloer; brothers: Charles Fisher, Ralph Fisher and Jerry Fisher; sisters: Helen Fisher and Mary Fisher Lang; and his oldest son, Ricky Lee Fisher.
Survivors include his wife, Emmie Sue Fisher, and her children; sisters: Ruth Ann Fain, Elaine Miller and Veta Waldrop; brother, Jack Fisher; former wife, Violet Smith Pratt; daughters: Bernice Raymond and Karen Wills; son, Terry Fisher; seven grandchildren: Jenifer, Christopher, Ami, Terry Lee, Dustin, Justin and Sarah; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends prior to the service Friday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fike Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Caywood officiating.
Interment will follow in Boanerges Cemetery with full military honors.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Fisher family guest book at wwwfikefh.com.