Rev. Cecil Clayton Fisher, 87, of Madison, Ind., formerly of Trimble County, Ky. died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
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He is survived by his daughter, Kathryn "Kathy" Pommerehn and her husband, Thom of Canaan, Ind.; his grandchildren, Aaron Michael Lynch and Adrienne Marie Lynch; his step grandchildren, Mikel Baxter and her husband, Gabe; Dr. Graham Pommerehn and his wife, Xin; his step great grandchildren, Taylor Dickerson, Sebastian & Nola Baxter; 3 sisters, Mary Prather of Toledo, Ohio, Norma Dunlap of Bedford, Ky., Lois Price and her husband, Gerald of Campbellsburg, Ky.; his sister in law, Nancy Fisher of Louisville, Ky.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Joseph "Elmo" and Nettie Gertrude Callis Fisher; his loving wife of nearly sixty one years, Selma Frances Chandler Fisher, died Sept. 23, 2010; his daughter, Lynn Marie Fisher died, March 15, 1951; his brothers, Bernard M. Fisher died, March 4, 2009; Eldred Callis Fisher; his half sister, Virginia Lambert.
Rev. Cecil Clayton Fisher entered this life on May 18, 1926 in Trimble County, Ky. near Bedford. He attended and graduated from Trimble County High School in 1944 and furthered his education by attending Eastern University and Georgetown College. He received his bachelors and masters in education. Cecil was inducted in the U.S. Navy during WWII on February 23, 1945 and rose to the rank of Seaman First Class. He was honorably discharged on July 11, 1946 at Great Lakes, Illinois. Cecil was united in marriage on October 15, 1949 in Bedford, Kentucky to Selma Frances Chandler. This happy union of nearly sixty one years was blessed with two daughters. Cecil and Selma began their married life together in Trimble County and for the next twelve years he farmed and worked for five years on the gun crew at the Jefferson Proving Gounds in Madison. Cecil and Selma then moved to Georgetown, Kentucky to further his education for the next three years. He then attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Cecil began his career in education in the Trimble County School System. He taught for five years in the high school, served as principal for five years at Milton Elementary, and then for twenty years as director of transportation and attendance in the superintendents office. Cecil felt a higher calling to serve his Lord and Savior and served as a pastor for many years at the Pleasant View Baptist Church the same church that he had made his profession of faith several years earlier. Rev. Fisher then pastored the Poplar Ridge Baptist Church and then the Milton Baptist Church. He was a song leader and youth leader for Milton Baptist Church for twenty years, a Sunday school teacher for twenty years at First Baptist Church in downtown Madison, and sang in the quartet with his brother as well. Cecil enjoyed walking, fishing, and hunting. Cecil had enjoyed antiquing and going to auctions with his late wife. Cecil was a faithful member for the past twenty three years at the First Baptist Church in downtown Madison. Cecil and Selma enjoyed living in downtown Madison for twenty years on Main Street. Cecil was a devoted husband, loving dad, grandpa and brother. Cecil had enjoyed residing the past 14 months at the Jewell House in Madison and he dearly loved the staff that cared for him and all the residents he had become friends with.
Services were held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Ind., officiated by Pastor Gregg Fisher of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Interment was at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, Ind.
A final salute was conducted on Tuesday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion. Full military honors were conducted at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, in Madison by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion.
The family requests memorials in memory of Rev. Cecil Fisher to the Pleasant View Baptist Church. Contribution cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Online condolences may be sent to www.morgan-nay.com.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
325 Demaree Drive Madison, IN 47250
Published in The Trimble Banner from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5, 2013