BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — John Earl Fisher, 84, passed away Dec. 30, 2010, after a brief illness. His last days were treasured in a celebration with family and friends and spent making sure everything was in order and complete. His strength in facing his illness set an example for his entire family. His work ethic, his devotion to his family, and his perseverance against life challenges will be remembered by all who knew him. We will all miss him greatly but will carry his love and life lessons with us every day.
Born in Chesterville, Ohio, on Sept. 2, 1926, to William and Mattie Fisher, he has lived in Birmingham, Ala., since 1966. He graduated from Chesterville High School in 1945 and from Ohio State University in 1948. After a start in accounting, he followed a career in industrial management in the foundry industry.
He was a lifetime member of the Birmingham Chapter of the American Foundrymen’s Society and a charter member (1968) of the Eastwood Rotary Club where he was active until his death.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Juanita Miller Fisher; sister, Margie Lamb of Eustis, Fla.; daughters, Janet Wallace and Judy Shotts of Birmingham, Ala., and Jill (Scott) Deem and Jane (Michael) Weber of Denver, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Odyssey Hospice and Dee Sherman R.N. for their excellent and compassionate care.
Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Chester