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United States Army Veteran Norman Roy Fisher Sr., son of Elmer Wheshe and Margaret Mae (Carr) Fisher, was born Jan. 11, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pa. He departed this life Friday, June 15, 2007, in his home near Ava, at the age of 56.
On Dec. 28, 1974, Norman was united in marriage to Catherine Gail Dallas and to this union two sons and one daughter were born.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Norman is survived by his wife, Catherine, of the home; two sons, Norman Roy Fisher Jr., of Sacramento, Calif., and Robert S. Fisher, of Ava; one daughter, Kimberly Allen and her husband, Michael, of Marshfield; nine grandchildren, Alisha, Aaron, Ian, Joel, Robert Jr., Dakota, Tyler, Breanna and Aiden; his mother, Margaret Carr-Fisher, of Larksville, Pa.; two brothers, Elmer Fisher Jr. and his wife, June, of Larksville, Pa., and Charles Fisher and his wife, Shelly, of the state of Michigan; two nieces, Annabelle Fisher, of the state of Michigan and June W. Dobbs, of Larksville, Pa.; two nephews, Elmer W. Fisher III, of Larksville, Pa., and Charles C. Fisher Jr., of the state of New Jersey; as well as a number of other relatives and friends.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and was raised in Browns Mills, N.J., where he graduated from Pemberton Township High School in 1968. In 1969, Norman entered into the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served his country in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971. Norman served in the Marine Corps until 1974. In September 1974, Norman entered into the United States Army where he served until 1985. In 1987 he moved to California and worked as a sheriff’s deputy for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
In 1990, he re-enlisted in the U.S. Army and served over seas in Saudi Arabia until 1991. When his time in the service was finished, Norman continued to live in California where he worked as a security specialist for Barton Securities in Roseville, Calif., until 2004 when he Catherine retired to the Seymour area. In 2006, they moved to Ava to make their home.
Norman had professed his faith in Christ and was a member of the Seymour United Methodist Church.
In his spare time, Norman enjoyed playing with his grandchildren who were the light of his life. He was also an avid wrestling fan, never missing an opportunity to watch it on TV.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, in Seymour United Methodist Church. Burial was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, in Springfield, with full military rites, under direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour. A memorial has been established and may be made through the funeral home P.O. Box 236, Seymour, Missouri 65746.