EAST PRAIRIE -- Eugene Frederick Fisher, 89, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died at 8:40 p.m. Oct. 4, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center.
Born Nov. 14, 1916, at Phillipy, Tenn., son of the late Dr. Alfred and Mattie Ragon Fisher, he graduated from Hickman, Ky. High School in 1935 and received his Juris Doctorate from Samford University School of Law in 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the beginning of World War II, serving under Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in personnel management, and was awarded a Purple Heart after completing a tour of duty in the European Theater. A lifetime member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Panama Canal Zone Bar Association, he lived most of his life in Memphis where he was a member of the Lindenwood Christian Church and was a long-time associate of the American General Insurance Co. In 2000, he moved to East Prairie where he attended the First Christian Church.
In March 1941, he married Kay Phillips who preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 1975. In June 1978, he married Faye Schneider who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Donna Kay Fisher of Memphis; two stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Marilyn and Robert Botkin of Lexington, Ky., and Cherie and Burke Dodson of Charleston; and two stepgrandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, two nephews, one niece, and several great- nephews and nieces.
Also preceding him in death were one brother, Alfred Fisher, and one sister, Mary Lucinda Hale.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis with Dr. Robert Botkin and Larry Lane officiating.
Pallbearers will be his nephews: Bill Fisher, Richard Fisher, Jason Fisher, Scott Mainord Jr., Max McDade and Gary Phillips.