Stephen E. Fisher, age 66, of Saint Augustine, FL (formerly of Titusville, FL) passed away on Monday, July 6 at Community Hospice. He was born March 11, 1949 in Greenwood, S.C. He attended Greenwood High School, Gordon Military Academy (Barnesville, GA) and is a graduate of the Citadel, Charleston, SC.
A decorated Army Veteran (1971-1978), Steve served as a helicopter gunner on the supply line during the Vietnam War. After his tour of duty, he worked as a lab tech at Walter Reed Hospital. Leaving the Army after 7 years, he began his career in hospital and laboratory sales, working 23 years with Baxter Healthcare and 10 years as Florida District Sales Manager with Thermo Fisher Scientific until his retirement. When it came to selling, he was an extraordinary salesman; one of the best in his field and it was his passion. He cherished his friends and customers and strangers were just friends he hadn’t met. In his retirement, he enjoyed a passion for creating colorful glass artwork which perfectly reflected his personal warmth. He loved southern fried chicken and sweet tea. He would most want to be remembered for his love of family. He enjoyed his Budweiser and was the” life of the party”. He was a willfully stubborn patient but eternally optimistic. His laughter was infectious. His lifelong philosophy best summed in the words: “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming, “Wow, what a ride.” (author unknown)
Steve was a prince with an incredible joy for life. Each day was an opportunity for a new adventure. He lived his life in color and as was said, “The world is dim today.” Long live his beauty that comes down and onto all of us. Forever in our hearts.
He was predeceased by his parents, Julian Monroe Fisher, Jr. and Myrtle Brooks Fisher. He leaves behind, his wife, Evelyn Myers Fisher, daughter, Brooks Fisher West (Brian), step-daughters, Jennifer McGarity, and Angela Burchfield (Tom), sister, Jane Schronce (Bo), brother, Mike Fisher (Gina), grandchildren, Sawyer, Kylie, and Nathanial and the rest of his loving family and friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Greenwood, SC. Visitation following at the home of his Uncle and Aunt, Dr. Mims and Mary Jane Mobley, Jr.
He would want any bequests in his memory be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America or the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Posted on: 2015-07-14
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