Frederick E. Fisher, Sr.
July 1, 1927 – Oct. 10, 2013
A loving, devoted husband and father passed away on Oct. 10 at Renown Hospital in Reno, following hip surgery and kidney failure.
Fred Sr. was born in Thornton, Texas to Joe and Myrtis Fisher, both of whom preceded him in death along with three sisters and one brother, all of Texas.
Fred is survived by his loving wife, Marguerite, of 38 years. Son Fred, Jr. (Maurine) of Ely; daughter Phyllis (Tom) Sorhouet of Tonopah, two step-children: Cheryl (Mack) Sellars of Midland, Texas and Jim Wallace of Tonopah. Extended family of eleven grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren; one nephew, Charles (Pam) Fisher of Kemah, Texas and two cousins: Glenn Gough of Hickory, Ky. and Jimmie Ann Fenton of Lyndale, Texas.
Fred and Margi lived in Beatty while employed at the Nevada Test Site. Fred retired in 1977 and Margi in 1985. They moved to Walker Lake in 1989, and then in 2007 they moved to Hawthorne, currently their home.
During World War II, Fred moved from Texas to China Lake, Calif. where he machined parts for the Atomic Bomb, which was the weapon that ended World War II with the Japanese. 10 or more years, in security, then back to the Nevada test Site for a short time and then to Alaska as chief of Later on, he went to work in security at the Nevada Test Site, becoming Chief of Security. He then made the move to Tonopah Test Site for security in setting up security on the Alaska Pipe Line. He then Returned to NTS and subsequently retired in 1977.
Fred was an avid sportsman, enjoying many years of hunting and fishing. He was loved by all had the fortune of knowing him. He loved his children natural and step, with all his heart and was very proud of all of them. He looked for the good in everyone he met and made life-long friendships. He will be forever in our hearts and greatly missed.
Services will be at Gunter’s Funeral Home in Hawthorne on Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. with reception following at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at 890 A Street in Hawthorne.