Fisher James Richard Fisher, 78, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away Monday. He was born on May 11, 1935 to the late Roy and Ann Fisher. Jim was married to Marilyn Fisher for 57 years. Jim moved to columbus in 1960 to help form C-PAC services inc with his uncle Ed. Then in 1968 became president of C-PAC Services and proceeded to make it one of the largest shippers in columbus for years. Jim was involved in many ventures including The Columbus Transportation Club, fund raisers, and scholarships which was especially dear to him. Jim was involved in the I-670 Business Corridor and spent many weekends cleaning up the streets and highways around Columbus. Jim was also an original board member for the North Columbus sports which started in the 70's. After Jim's heart condition in his 50's his passion for walking began and turned into marathons and eventually his proudest achievement, carrying the Olympic torch in the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Jim recently retired from Keller Williams where he had many friendships and was involved in many charity events. Jim will be remembered by all for his flair for life, his hard working work ethics, and his fun loving personality that was one of a kind. Jim is survived by his wife, Marilyn Fisher; his sister, Peggy Fogarty of Atlanta; his brother, Tom Fisher (Linda Fisher) of Columbus; his two sons, Bob Fisher (Vicky Fisher) of Columbus, Jimmy Fisher (Becky Fisher) of Columbus; his four grandchildren, Amy King (Sharmarl King) of Delaware, Bobby Fisher (Joni Fisher) of Columbus, James Fisher of Columbus, Xander Fisher of Columbus; and four great grandchildren that he loved dearly. Calling hours will be Saturday, February 22 from 1:53-6:07 p.m. at WEIR-AREND FUNERAL HOME located at 4221 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43214. Please visit http://www.weirarendfuneral.com/ to sign the official online condolence book.
Weir-Arend Funeral Home
4221 North High Street Columbus, OH 43214
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 19, 2014