William “Bill” Michael Fisher passed away at his home in Tunis, Texas October 26, 2015. Bill, as he was most commonly known by, was born in Bluefield, WV on April 15, 1948 to Mike & Gladys Fisher. He bravely fought his battle with cancer and entered into his loving Savior’s arms. He was preceded in death by his parents Mike & Gladys Fisher of Bluefield, WV.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Long Fisher, of 39 years of the home and his son, Michael Fisher (Jennifer), of Bryan, Texas. A sister, Mrs Judith Fletcher (Carl), of Bluefield, WV. Two nieces, Danita Fletcher-Royston and Carla Chafin, and a nephew, William Patton.
Bill was a graduate of Bluefield High School and Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV with an associate degree in Electrical Engineering. He retired from American Electric Power after 41 years of service, most of which was in Bluefield, WV until he was transferred to Laredo, TX in 2000 where he retired.
Bill was an active bowler at Mountaineer Lanes in Bluefield, WV where he met his wife. He was also an active shooter and member of the Triangle Sportsmans Club in Tazewell, VA and also the Laredo Rifle & Pristol Club in Laredo. He was also a life member of the A.A.R.L. and was a former member of the amateur radio club in Bluefield, WV, and Laredo, Texas. He was currently an active member of the Bryan Amateur Radio Club in Bryan, Texas where he served as Treasurer until his present illness. Bill had a passion for motorcycles and was instrumental, in conjunction with several other motorcycle riders, in starting a chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association in Laredo, Texas.
He was a former member of Edgemont Baptist Church in Bluefield, WV, Parkview Baptist Church, Bluefield, VA, Maranatha Baptist Church, Princeton, WV, United Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church in Laredo. He was currently a member of First Baptist Church in Caldwell, Texas and served as a deacon.
He had many hobbies including wood working, leather working, stained glass, and most recently had started a small business creating jewelry from fused glass.
In holding with his wishes Bill has been cremated and a celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday November 5, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Caldwell, TX.
Bill was 67 years of age when he went to be with his Heavenly Father.
He will be missed by his family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the following: First Baptist Church of Caldwell – Building Fund at PO Box 609, Caldwell, TX 77836, and/or the American Cancer Society of Burlseon County at 3207 Briarcrest Dr., Bryan, TX 77802.
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