He was born Nov. 4, 1938, in Clay County.
He graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1956.
He attended Linotype School in English, Ind., and then began work at Mills Publications in Hoopeston, Ill.
He married Lois Jean Potts Dec. 3, 1960.
He continued work at the Interstate Publishing in Danville, Ill., and then at the Terre Haute Tribute Star, where he worked for 44 years.
Upon retirement, he joined the Izaak Walton League and spent time riding his John Deere tractor to help mow grass.
He was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 409, Zorah Shrine and the Scottish Rite.
He is survived by his wife Lois, sons James Dean Fisher (Jerri) and Jon Scott Fisher, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, sister Betty Mienheartt (Clyde), several nieces, nephews and cousins, and other extended family.
Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide cremation services. A graveside burial service at Calcutta Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Ave., Terre Haute, Ind., 47804, or Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Fla., 33607.
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