Irene Geddie Fish, 77, of Bonifay, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Irene was born in Tallahassee on April 22, 1936, to the late T. J. and Vera Irene Geddie. She graduated from Leon High School in Tallahassee in 1953. She married Percy Preston "Pete" Fish, on April 25, 1953. Irene was a beloved member of the First Baptist Church of Bonifay and was an active member of the church, but if you were to ask her "What religion are you?" she would reply "Methodist." She was also an advocate for orphans and donated generously to the Baptist and Methodist Children's Homes. Irene practiced real estate in Holmes County for approximately 40 years and was the first female broker in Holmes County. She was a founding member of the Chipola Area Board of Realtors and also served one term on the Florida Real Estate Commission after being appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles. She was an avid Florida State Seminole football fan.
She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Rose Marie Fish.
Irene is survived by her husband of 60 years, Percy Preston "Pete" Fish; five children, Percy Preston Fish, Jr. (Audrey) of Tallahassee, Harold Anthony Fish of Bonifay, David Sterling Fish, Sr. (Leah) of Dillard, Ga., Charles Andrew Fish (Mandy) of Lake City, and Tabitha Fish Wichowski (Tommy) of Panama City Beach; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and 15 nieces and nephews.
A viewing was held at Sims Funeral Home at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, at the First Baptist Church of Bonifay with the burial immediately following at New Effort Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Florida Baptist Children's Home, 8415 Buck Lake Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32317 878-1458 or Seminole Boosters Inc. 225 University Ctr., Ste. C-5100, Tallahassee, FL 32306 644-3484 are appreciated.