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Vernon E. Fisher

1923 - 2018
Vernon E. Fisher Obituary
Vernon E. Fisher

Staunton - Vernon Everett Fisher, 94, husband of Susan (Wiseman) Fisher of 819 Lammermoor Drive went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Mr. Fisher was born on April 11, 1923 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Joseph Emmett and Edna Ruth (Sterchi) Fisher.

Vernon married his wife Susan Wiseman, of McDowell, Virginia in 1954.

After serving in the Navy during World War II, he began his career with NASA working in Cleveland, OH, later in Cape Canaveral, FL, and finally in Cambridge, MA. Leaving NASA, he relocated to Fairfax, VA and worked as a civilian with the United States Department of the Army. Upon retiring from the government, he joined the Church at Northern Virginia Whole Word Fellowship, serving as a Deacon and was also in charge of building maintenance. Mr. Fisher and his wife moved to Staunton in 1994, and became a member of the Calvary Assembly of God and served in the audio department. He was a private pilot, enjoyed model airplanes, electronics, and he was an aviation "buff."

In addition to his parents, Mr. Fisher was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard "Buzz" Fisher and Marlan Fisher; and two sisters, Gertrude Fisher and Beverly Wolfe.

Mr. Fisher was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving in addition to his wife of sixty-three years, is a son, Douglas S. Fisher and his wife Debra of Woodbridge; a daughter, Diane F. Doggett of Mechanicsville; five grandchildren, Michael Fisher and wife Nicole, Carrie Brune and husband Aaron, Christopher Fisher, Joshua Doggett and Rachel Doggett; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of life will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 in the Coffman Funeral Home Chapel by Pastors Kevin Persinger and Gregory Miller.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow in Head Waters Cemetery in Highland County, Virginia.

Active pallbearers will be Michael Fisher, Christopher Fisher, Joshua Doggett, Aaron Brune, Les Marvin and Dennis Walters.

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 230 Frontier Drive, Staunton, is in charge of his arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at
Published in The News Leader from Jan. 9 to Jan. 12, 2018
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