PARK HILLS - Joseph Daniel "J.D." Tisher, 83, died March 14, 2006, at Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington.
He was born May 24, 1922, in Hickman, Ky., son of Isaac Joseph and Anna Nora Higgerson Tisher. He and Ruby Bailey were married in 1947, and she survives of the home.
Joe had been a professional truck driver and was retired from Wetterau Inc. of Scott City. He had been a resident of New Madrid for many years, where he was a driver for Simpson Oil Co. and had also served two terms as chief of the police department in New Madrid.
Joe was a BMG 3rd class petty officer serving in the Navy from 1942 to 1945, where he received the Philippine Liberation medal, the Asiatic Pacific campaign medal, World War II Victory medal and the medal of Good Conduct of which he was most proud.
Joe was a member of Esther Baptist Church, was chaplain of the Bismarck Masonic Lodge, where he was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.
Besides his wife, other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Lori Tisher of Hermann and Ronald and Regina Tisher of Park Hills; one daughter and son-in-law, Pamala and Gary Brownfield of St. Louis; five grandchildren, Christy (Jeff) Jackson, Renee (Zachary) McDowell, Josh and Joel Brownfield and Dr. Ryan (Melissa) Tisher and one great grandchild, Barrington Tisher; four sisters, Lena Michelena of Sikeston, Dora Ella Miget and Marie Viola of Jackson and Maxie Ann Ritter of Osage Beach.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lucille Keene and Linda Sue Adcock; and one brother, Jack Tisher.
Funeral services were held Friday at Esther Baptist Church in Park Hills with the Rev. Leroy Wakefield officiating.
Burial followed in the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.
Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills was in charge of arrangements.