Elbert Clemon Fisher, age 86, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Born in Nash County, he was the son of the late Jerry Fisher and Mattie Harper Fisher. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Fisher.
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Elbert served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. A devout Christian, Elbert was a man of strong faith who shared his beliefs with others. He retired from Abbott after 20 years of service. He also worked at Piggly Wiggly where he enjoyed helping and talking to his many friends and patrons. Elbert never met a stranger and was a friend to all. He was a member of Westview Baptist Church.
A loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, he leaves behind two sons, Jerry Fisher and wife Kim and Elbert Ray Fisher and wife Marie; grandchildren, Jonathan Fisher (Jenny), Devin Fisher, Jerry Fisher and Jason Fisher (Ashley); and great-grandchildren, Taylor Fisher, Logan Fisher, Jenna Fisher, Sarah Fisher, Skyler Fisher and Roman Fisher. He will also be remembered by his sister, Flossie Fisher Winstead and two brothers, Earl Fisher (Elizabeth) and John Fisher (Patsy).
A service to remember Elbert will be held at 12:30 pm Friday, December 27, 2013 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Coffey officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 11:00 am prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westview Baptist Church, 3408 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.
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Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Dec. 27, 2013