Marion-Melvin Fisher, 84, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Melvin was born on March 22, 1935 in Crowder, MO to Rev. Earl and Eathel (Tubbs) Fisher. He married Mary Emma Crawford on April 21, 1956 in Corinth, MS.
Melvin was a retired contractor. He was the Williamson County Republican Chairman in the mid 1970’s, being instrumental in coordinating Ronald Reagan’s first visit to Marion ; he raised quarter horses and showed cutting horses and also had his solo pilot license. Melvin enjoyed the outdoors and hunting. He loved his family and enjoyed drinking coffee with friends.
Son-Michael D. and Shirley Fisher
Son-Mark and Sheila Fisher
Daughter-Melanie M. Fisher-Gelgut
Michael A. and Christina Fisher
Stephanie and Matthew Duckworth
Ryan Lee Fisher
Sara Ann Fisher
John Mark Gelgut
Brother-Wendell and Elizabeth Fisher
Sister-Janet and Gene Gooch
Several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Kalyn Michele Gelgut; sisters, Lois Tuck and Lorene Miller.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will follow at Rhine Cemetery in Eldorado. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Veteran’s Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.