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:
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
Blake & Zachary Curry
McKenzie & Joshua Mohring
Hannah & Lance Corporal Chase McGee
Thomas & Matthew Williams
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.
For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com