Colonel Robert W. FISHER

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FISHER, Colonel Robert W. U.S. Army (Ret.), age 90, of Lenoir City, TN, formerly of Tarpon Springs, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Colonel Fisher served over 32 years in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison and had advance Degrees from George Washington and Golden Gate Universities. His military education included the basic and advanced armor courses, the Command and Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Colonel Fisher was a former prisoner of war during World War II and served as the Florida State Commander of the American Ex-Prisoner of War Association. He was also the Past State President of the County Veterans Service Officers Association. Colonel Fisher retired from the Army in 1978. He then served as County Veterans Service Officer in Pinellas and Pasco Counties, Florida until his retirement from County government work in 1995. His military decorations and awards include the Combat Infantry Badge, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean, Vietnam, Air and POW medals and numerous other service and commendation awards. Born in Beloit, WI, Springs Rotary Club for 10 years. He was a member of Egypt Temple, Commonwealth Lodge, Madison, WI, National Sojourner, a Hero of '76, American Legion Post 79, and the Association of the United States Army. Colonel Fisher is a lifetime member of the Military Officers Association of America, the American Prisoners of War, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Armor Association and the National Association and the National Association for Uniformed Services. He was also an avid golfer and a member of the Crescent Oaks Golf and Country Club in Tarpon Springs. Bob moved to Lenoir City, TN, in March 2008. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church in Farragut, TN. His son, Robert Earl Fisher and brother, Donald Fisher of Wisconsin preceded him in death. Colonel Fisher is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lorraine Fisher; sons, Richard, Patrick, James, William, Stephen Fisher, all of Kissimmee and Orlando areas; two daughters, Carolyn Fisher of Wisconsin and Dawn Marie Robinson of Lenoir City, TN; brother, Jerry Fisher of Minnesota; sister, Peggy Fisher of Deltona; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm, Sunday, Oct. 20th, in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 6 pm, Monday, Oct. 21st, at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church with the Rev. Carol Westpfahl officiating. A reception will follow in Tharpe Hall. Colonel Fisher will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United States Army Museum, 2425 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Fisher family. www.clickfh.com

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 18, 2013
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