Dec 1, 1932 - Nov 28, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY James Edward Fisher was born December 1, 1932, in Harrah, Oklahoma, to Claude & Florence Lee (Moody) Fisher. He grew up in Oklahoma City, where he graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1950.He served in the U.S. Air Force 1952-1956. James retired from the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City as an instructor on November 27, 1987. He had a combined federal civil service of 33 years. He was working part time at M3 in Norman, Oklahoma.James was an avid bowler. He enjoyed many years as a YBA youth bowling coach at Penn 44 Lanes in the 1970s. James served as past President of Oklahoma Men's Bowling Association 1987-1988 and past President of Oklahoma State Bowling Association 1992-1993. James was inducted into Greater Oklahoma City Bowling Council Hall of Fame in 1991. He was also Director of OKC Bowling Association for several years. James bowled in 30 ABC Bowling Tournaments 1974-2005.In 1972, James became a Mason as a member of Myrtle Lodge. In 1978, James attended Guthrie Scottish Rite, then became a member of India Shrine in Oklahoma City. He was a lifetime member of the bowling unit and Captain in 1991-1992.One of James' greatest passions was attending OSU football games with his son.James is survived by his wife of 59 years, Anna Belle (Fike) Fisher; son, Stephen Wayne Fisher, of Plano, TX; and daughter, Claudia Sue (Fisher) Denny, and son-in-law, James Robert Denny, of Oklahoma City, OK; also, grandson, Brandon James Denny, of Oklahoma City, OK; and granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Denny, of Stillwater, OK; brother, Jerry Donald and Lavina Fisher, of Claremore, OK; brother, Leon Charles Fisher, of Del City, OK; sister, Dorothy Jane (Fisher) Carter, of Oklahoma City, OK; three step-grandsons, nine nephews and three nieces.Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Saturday, December 1 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday and Monday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at Resthaven Chapel. Memorials may be made to the India Shrine, 3601 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
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Published in The Oklahoman from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2012