Robert Eugene


Funeral services for Mr. Robert Eugene (Gene) Fisher Sr. will be Feb. 21, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Bro. Paul Raley and Bro. Trevor Gore officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in the Zero community.
Mr. Gene Fisher, 86, passed away Feb. 17, 2019, at Anderson Regional Medical Center South.
Gene was born Feb. 3, 1933, at home in Meridian to the late Robert (Bob) and Sarah Fisher. After 30+ years employment working at the GM&O and Southern railroads, he retired from the Norfolk Southern Railroad as a Carman and derrick engineer in 1996. He was drafted into the Army during the Korean War which ended while he was in boot camp. He went on to faithfully serve his country during his time of service and instilled into his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren his deep love and devotion to God and country. He was a faithful lifelong member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church where he often expressed his faith through song. Often accompanied on piano by his late wife, Sara, he ministered to many through his gift of singing. He also devoted his life to living out his faith in Jesus Christ as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and neighbor.
Pallbearers will be nephews Gavin, Dwayne, Ronald, and Randy Fisher, Perry Mitchell, and Jeff Jenkins, as well as Taylor Fisher, Hayes Patrick, and Trey Romero. Honorary pallbearers will be Josiah, Luke, and Nathan Patrick, and Howard Brannan, Gene's faithful neighbor, and friend.
Gene is survived by daughter Gena Fisher Chancelor, son, Robert Fisher (Janice); three grandchildren, Lyndsey Patrick (Hayes), Emily Howard (Trey Romero) and Taylor Fisher; three great-grandchildren, Josiah, Luke, and Nathan Patrick; sister-in-law Drucille Fisher; brother-in-law Wayne Boardman, multiple nieces, and nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; wife Sara Marie Jenkins Fisher; four sisters, Margaret Pickard (Edgar), Helen Mitchell (Leo), Janie Hagwood (Ray), Lillian Boardman; and brother, Everett Fisher.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Thursday, Feb. 21, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers or for expressions of sympathy, the family asks that donations are made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund.
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