Lyle Eugene “Gene” Fisher, a.k.a. “Goofy”, 84 of Given, passed away July 29, 2019 at Eldercare of Ripley surrounded by his family following an extended illness.

He was born April 7, 1935 in Sissonville, a son of the late Aubrey and Wavie Monday Fisher. Gene was an Air Force Veteran and a retired Truck Driver for Exxon Mobil. He attended Fisher Chapel and loved Gospel Music. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Janet Jarrett Fisher; son, Randy (Shannon) Fisher of Given; daughters, Regina Burdette of Given, Renita (Jeff) Harrison of Pt. Pleasant and Renee (Ronnie) Shamblin of Kenna; brother Rex (Geebie)Fisher of Sissonville; sister-in-law Betty Fisher of Sissonville. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Tony Burdette, brother Bob Fisher and sister Jewell Cavender.

A celebration of Gene’s life will be 6 pm Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastor Jerry Bonnett and Jay Carnell officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 6 pm Friday at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff of Eldercare for their love and care, and honoring Gene’s Military service as he departed the facility following his passing. 

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