Larry Howard Fisher
March 30, 1956 - February 10, 2021
Spanaway, Washington - Larry Fisher died unexpectedly February 10, 2021, at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born, March 30, 1956, in Spokane Washington, the son of Howard Dale and Mildred Louise Fisher.
Larry graduated from Shadle Park High School, Class of 1974. Following graduation, he spent over 20 years working for the US Army. He found his passion for helicopters as a Chinook Crew Chief, leaving the Army after 14 years of service as a Staff Sergeant. He then continued his service as a civilian, as both a helicopter mechanic and heavy mobile repairer. In the Army he was stationed in South Korea, Ft. Campbell, KY, and Ft. Lewis, WA. He also served in Peacekeeping Missions in Central America. In Korea, he met his wife Yong-Sim and both were married in 1980, celebrating 25 years of marriage together before her passing.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Yong-Sim, brother Curtis, and sister Janet. Surviving him are his children Jennifer, Jaclyn, and Jason; his granddaughter Kaitlyn; sisters JoAnn (Gary) and Renee (Mike); and brothers Dennis (Sherry) and Ken (Electra); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery with full military honors Monday, March 15, 2021 at 2pm. Tahoma National Cemetery is located at 18600 SE 240th St, Kent, WA 98042.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Mar. 6, 2021.