Friday, May 24, 2013

Obituary - Boyd Lee Fisher

Boyd Lee Fisher, 79, of Lehigh Acres, peacefully passed away on May 21, 2013. Boyd was born in Benton, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, George T. and Rosa Lee Cloer Fisher, his paternal grandparents, Leander and Lillian Fisher, his maternal grandparents, George and Matilda Cloer, his brothers, Charles, Ralph, and Jerry Fisher, his sisters Helen Fisher and Mary Fisher Lang, and his oldest son, Ricky Lee Fisher.

Survivors are his wife, Emmie Sue Fisher and her children; his sisters, Ruth Ann Fain, Elaine Miller, and Veta Waldrop, his brother Jack Fisher, his former wife Violet Smith Prat, his daughters, Bernice Raymond and Karen Wills, and his son Terry Fisher. he had seven grandchildren: Jennifer, Christopher, Ami, Terry Lee, Dustin, Justin, and Sarah, and nine great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years, and retired after 20 years with U.S. Army with rank of Sergeant First Class. He served two tours in Vietnam and was especially proud of his service in the military and being part of the First Calvary. After his time in the military, he worked in maintenance at Mallory/Duracell Battery in Cleveland, TN, later owning a resale shop also in Cleveland, TN, and lastly working as a welder for Florida Aluminum and Steel in Fort Myers, Florida.
He loved fishing, gardening, and woodworking. He made 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 them.
He will be terribly missed by all of his family. He set great examples on 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 that everything is GREAT!
Visitation will be from 1-3 pm, Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers. Funeral services will following in Fike Funeral Home in Cleveland, TN, and interment with military honors will take place in Boanerges Baptist Cemetery in Old Fort, TN.

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