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Herman Ralph Fisher, 91

Herman Ralph Fisher, 91

Herman Ralph Fisher, 91, of Mills River died on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Elizabeth House. He was born August 9, 1927 in Henderson County; a son of the late Sheridan Lawrence and Rosa Lee Holcombe Fisher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons: Michael Fisher and David Fisher, six brothers: Graham, Miles, Perry, Charlie, Arnold, and George Fisher and four sisters: Myrtle Camp, Katherine Summey, Margaret Norwood, and Lucy Anders.

He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County. He retired from Bigger’s Brother’s of Charlotte after 30 years of employment. He also was employed with Fisher Mazda. He was a member and deacon of French Broad Baptist Church and had also taught Sunday school. He served in the Army Air Corps.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ida Christina Coates Fisher. Son, Jeff Fisher of Mills River. Two daughters: Beverly Davis and her husband Allan of Mills River, Melinda Pryor and her husband Bob of Charlotte. One sister, Barbara Jones of Hendersonville. Five grandchildren: Brandon Johnson and his wife Kathy, Ashley Corn, Kara Laws and her husband Trae, Kasey Fisher and her husband Jeff, Ben Pryor and his wife Sarah as well as eleven great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at French Broad Baptist Church with Reverend Kemuel Pruitt officiating. Family will receive friends after the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Mr. Fisher’s memory to French Broad Baptist Church, 182 Grandview Ln, Hendersonville, NC 28791 or Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.