William “Bill” Fisher

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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  1. Joyce and Michael,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Joan & family

  2. Judy and Family, so sorry for the loss of your brother. I remember him as a young man and know he will be missed by many. My prayers for his wife and son and for all those who loved him. May he rest in peace until we all meet again.

  3. Joyce and family..I am very sorry to hear of ” Fuzz’s ” passing…I know he will be greatly missed…..Fuzz and the ERARC had many fun Field Days together…Blessings to all.
    Randall Hash. WB4BBF

  4. Joyce,
    I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I feel your pain. Life after losing your life partner is rough as I well know. I will be praying for you and your son.

    Life after Delores has been rough, but I have learned that life moves on although slowly. If it hadn’t been for you and Bill, I would have never met the love of my life. Thanks to you two, I enjoyed 33+ years of wonderful love and had three great kids. Just think, my life was shaped and changed by you and Bill.

    I never forgot how Bill use to call me on 2-meters. My call sign is WB4LRO. Bill would always say “WB4 Little Round Orange”. It has stuck in my head always. It is a great memory.

    My best wishes to you during this time.

    Wade Stallings, WB4LRO

  5. Joyce, Mike
    I just learned of Bill’s passing last night from Steve Hamm. I am so sorry about Bill. His loss will be felt by all. We have missed you and Bill around Bluefield these past 15 years. I will let the membership of Triangle Sportsmen’s Club know about Bill. We will keep you and Mike in our thoughts and prayers.



  7. Joyce and Michael,
    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I still fondly remember the years that Edgemont had a bowling team. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend one night a week with Bill, along with Bobby Hall (who also passed away this year), Lynn Hale and Jim Hale. Good times and great memories! I’m sure Bill was greeted by Bobby, and many others, in the “Land of Pure Delight”. God bless…miss you.

  8. I’m sure you don’t remember me but I delivered UPS to you guys in Bluefield. I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Fisher was always such a nice and interesting person to deliver to and talk with about his projects. God bless you during these difficult times.


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