Clarence Goodman Fisher
Lake Charles - Clarence Goodman Fisher, 88 years old, of Moss Bluff, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 11, 2014, in Lake Charles. Clarence would have been 89 on December 26, 2014.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Kaye Fisher Cox, and husband John W. Cox III of Sunset, LA. He was a loving grandfather to Adrienne Sittig and husband Nolan, Avery Fisher and wife Kaye and Jessica McChesney, seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lois McNeely Fisher and two sons, Kelly Warren Fisher and Kevin McNeely Fisher. Pallbearers will be John W. Cox III, Avery Fisher, Nolan Sittig, Keith Powell, Howard Cannon and Jim Pruden.
Clarence graduated third in the Lake Charles High School class of 1943. Although he was classified 4-F for World War II, he served in Civil Defense at Chennault Air Base. He was permitted to enlist in the Army after World War II and served 18 months. His life long love of aviation led to his earning a private pilot license. He retired from Olin Chemical after 30 years in the Instrumentation Department. His gift of the spirit was compassion. Clarence was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. His greatest struggle was the loss of his wife, sons and surviving polio. Clarence was a lover of science, music, writing and painting. He considered himself a jack of all trades and master of none. He could fix anything and once built a hot rod car with his son Kelly Warren Fisher. Clarence was a long time member of First Baptist Church Moss Bluff having served in multiple departments. Clarence Goodman was the grandson of Clarence Walter Fisher, the pioneer from Wichita, Kansas who settled the area of Fisherville.
Visitation will be held at Hixson Funeral Home in Moss Bluff on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Immediately following visitation there will be a graveside service at Orange Grove Cemetery in Lake Charles located on Broad Street.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Sharon and Keith Powell, Howard Cannon, and Jim Pruden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff, 276 Old Hwy 171, Lake Charles, LA 70611.
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Published by The Advertiser from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2014.