Charles Earl Fisher, Sr. was born on March 8, 1948 in Sidon, Mississippi out of the union of the late Johnnie James Fisher and Leola Fisher. Out of this union, six children were born: the late Elder James Fisher, Charles Fisher, Samuel Fisher, Vernard Fisher, Alvin Fisher, and Sharon Fisher. Prior to this union two other children were also born: Jean Travis and Sammy Hudson. Although Mr.… Fisher was born in Sidon, Mississippi, he grew up in Memphis, TN where he loved spending time with his family and friends. On January 9, 1967, Mr. Fisher joined the United States Navy. In his earlier Naval career, Mr. Fisher completed two Vietnam Tours in which he almost lost his life. While still in the military, Mr. Fisher met and fell in love with his loving wife, Lillie Fisher, of 41 years in Meridian, Ms. Out of their union were two children, Charles and Charlotte Fisher.
Mr. Fisher was a very passionate man about his military career. While serving, he received a National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, First Good Conduct Award, National Defense Service Medal, Battle “E” Award, Third Good Conduct Award, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 2 stars, Flag Letter of Commendation, Good Conduct (4th); Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3rd); National Defense Service Ribbon (2nd). On May 31, 1992, Charles retired honorably from the United States Navy. He served his country for 23 years.
Mr. Fisher resided with his family in Virginia Beach, VA for the last 33 years where he was able to enjoy the births of his grandchildren, Kahlil and Kylynn Fisher as well as the union of his son, Charles Fisher and daughter-in-love, Shannon Fisher. Mr. Fisher was a survivor of cancer for nine years in which his battle with cancer brought him closer to the Lord. Later in life, Mr. Fisher gave his life to the Lord and he was able to serve as a humble servant to help other fellow cancer survivors gain strength and peace with coping with their illness.
On August 5, 2017, Mr. Fisher departed his life to be with the Lord. He was proceeded in death by his father (Johnnie James Fisher), his brother (Elder James Fisher), and his brother (Sammy Hudson).
Mr. Fisher leaves to rejoice in his homegoing his wife, Lillie Fisher, of Virginia Beach, VA; his son, Charles Earl Fisher, Jr. (Shannon) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his daughter, Charlotte Fisher of Virginia Beach, VA; two grandchildren, Kahlil and Kylynn Fisher of Virginia Beach, VA; his mother, Leola Fisher of Memphis, TN; three brothers, Samuel Fisher, Vernard Fisher (Carolyn Fisher), Alvin Fisher (Lorinda Fisher) of Memphis, TN; and one sister, Sharon Fisher Thomas (Jerry Thomas) of Memphis, TN and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and loving friends.