Roland L Fisher

November 18, 1935 ~ August 6, 2019 (age 83)

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ROLAND L. FISHER, 83, of Christopher passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at his home.

He was born in Macedonia, IL on Nov. 18, 1935, the son of Ben & Cora (Wiggins) Fisher.

He married Betty Jean (Lawson) on July 2, 1959, and she preceded him in death on May 27, 2008.

Mr. Fisher served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam from 1955 to 1976, retiring as Master Sgt. Dec 1, 1976. Mr. Fisher was Dietary Foreman for the VA Medical Center in Marion. He loved the Lord, his Church and he was a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan, Christopher Bearcat fan, and enjoyed horse racing.

Mr. Fisher is survived by his:

5 Children:         

                Rebecca Curry & husband Darren (Senior Chief Retired) of Union, MO

                Robert Fisher of Christopher

                Curtis Fisher & wife Carla of West Frankfort

                Alice Freeman & husband Sgt. Andrew Freeman of Marion

                Kelly Fisher of Marion

9 Grandchildren:             

                Blake & Zachary Curry

                McKenzie & Joshua Mohring

                Hannah & Lance Corporal Chase McGee

                Thomas & Matthew Williams

                Gabriel Fisher

2 Sisters:             

                Phyllis Harris of Pikeville, KY

                Alice Shanks of Benton

Mr. Fisher was preceded in death by his parents, wife & by 2 brothers – Richard & Curtis.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 10th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Bert Mitchell & Rev. David Mitchell officiating. Burial with Military Rites conducted by the Benton American Legion & VFW Posts will be in the Knob Prairie Cemetery in Akin. Visitation will be after 11 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.

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August 10, 2019

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
August 10, 2019

2:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

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