Earl Lee Fisher

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Earl Lee Fisher, 88, of Sheldon, Mo., passed away April 26, 2015, at the Veterans Hospital, in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born April 4, 1927, in Mountain View, Mo., the son of Lee Earl and Nellie Merle (Vanvacter) Fisher. He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 56 years, Betty Jean Fisher, who passed away April 19, 2010; also his parents; one brother, Rex Fisher; one sister, Dorothy Klipper; and great-grandson, Aaron Warren.

He is survived by his beloved daughters, Tonia Wessley and husband, Terry, of Diamond, and Ronda Fisher, of Carthage; sisters, Dollie Cook of Irving, Texas, and Faye Ray of Olathe, Kan.; brothers, Lawrence Fisher and Charlie Fisher, both of Kansas City; five grandchildren, Jason Warren, Stephanie Bybee, Amanda Hubbard, Brittany Lyell, and Megan Foster; along with 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Earl served our country in the United States Marine Corps from July 1945 to August 1946. He was self-employed and known to many as the "Mule Skinner." He loved working, breaking, and training mules as well as horses. He was an amazing story-teller and poetry writer.

The memories of Earl Lee Fisher shall live on for many years to come. He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed. He is now with Jesus and is reunited with his beautiful and loving wife -- "Betty Jean."

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