OBITUARY

Larry O. Fisher

March 15, 1940May 11, 2018
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Larry Fisher, age 78, of College Station, Texas passed away on May 11, 2018. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. A funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Sardis Baptist Church, 14737 FM 1512, Jewett, Texas, with the interment immediately following at Sardis Cemetery.

Larry was born on March 15, 1940 in St. Joseph, Missouri to the late Oscar Fisher and Ernestine Elrod, whom at 100 years old survives her son. Although an only child, he grew up with a large and loving extended family. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School and proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy.

After the Navy, Larry went on to enjoy a 40-year career in the wire rope business while raising a family. He worked his way up through the industry and eventually became owner of Manchester Sling in Houston, Texas, which he successfully ran until he sold the business and retired.

Larry preferred the simple. Quiet life. He was , kind, generous, and softhearted man. He loved his family and spending time with them. Holidays with family were a big deal for him. He was also a great friend to a wide variety of people from all walks of life who crossed his path. He was funny with a sarcastic sense of humor, and a bit mischievous. He enjoyed yard work to the extent that his landscaping became the envy of the neighborhood. He also liked to take on building projects and spent a fair amount of time creating crosses, birdhouses, tables, gliders and porch swings in his small shop. He loved to build and give away large picnic tables. One of the songs that often came to mind for his family as he walked this last part of his journey was Come To The Table. Larry was a great facilitator of just that during his time here on Earth and we are certain The Lord sees a kindred spirit in him.

He dealt with various types of cancer for nine years and the last year was particularly difficult. However, in true Larry form he rarely complained, was always a fighter, and he always kept the faith. May he now rest in peace.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of nearly 14 years, Lanelle; his beloved mother Ernestine Elrod and stepfather Lloyd Elrod; daughter Debbie Young and her husband, Scott; daughter Denise Hobbs; stepson Mike Smith and his wife, Emily; stepson Steve Smith; 5 grandchildren, Brian Hobbs, Jennifer Hobbs, Robert Smith, Madison Smith, Matthew Young; and 5 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Oscar Fisher, and a young son, Greg Fisher.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society’s Hot Pink Flamingos Fund Raiser or by joyful participation in the Hot Pink Flamingo 5K Walk/Run.

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  • VISITATION Monday, May 14, 2018
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Rone Luczynski

May 15, 2018

Debbie & Family,

We were saddened to hear of the passing of your father. He sounds like he was a kind and caring person and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Rone Luczynski & the Supply Chain Management Team
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Gina Pecoraro

May 14, 2018

Debbie and Family,
Your dad sounds like such a beautiful and peaceful person. Love and light sent your way and may his soul rest in peace.
Love,
Gina

Michelle Balzano

May 14, 2018

Debbie, Scott and Matthew

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I am sorry for your loss.


Michelle Balzano

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Biography

Larry Fisher, age 78, of College Station, Texas passed away on May 11, 2018. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. A funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Sardis Baptist Church, 14737 FM 1512, Jewett, Texas, with the interment immediately following at Sardis Cemetery.

Larry was born on March 15, 1940 in St. Joseph, Missouri to the late Oscar Fisher and Ernestine Elrod, whom at 100 years old survives her son. Although an only child, he grew up with a large and loving extended family. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School and proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy.

After the Navy, Larry went on to enjoy a 40-year career in the wire rope business while raising a family. He worked his way up through the industry and eventually became owner of Manchester Sling in Houston, Texas, which he successfully ran until he sold the business and retired.

Larry preferred the simple. Quiet life. He was , kind, generous, and softhearted man. He loved his family and spending time with them. Holidays with family were a big deal for him. He was also a great friend to a wide variety of people from all walks of life who crossed his path. He was funny with a sarcastic sense of humor, and a bit mischievous. He enjoyed yard work to the extent that his landscaping became the envy of the neighborhood. He also liked to take on building projects and spent a fair amount of time creating crosses, birdhouses, tables, gliders and porch swings in his small shop. He loved to build and give away large picnic tables. One of the songs that often came to mind for his family as he walked this last part of his journey was Come To The Table. Larry was a great facilitator of just that during his time here on Earth and we are certain The Lord sees a kindred spirit in him.

He dealt with various types of cancer for nine years and the last year was particularly difficult. However, in true Larry form he rarely complained, was always a fighter, and he always kept the faith. May he now rest in peace.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of nearly 14 years, Lanelle; his beloved mother Ernestine Elrod and stepfather Lloyd Elrod; daughter Debbie Young and her husband, Scott; daughter Denise Hobbs; stepson Mike Smith and his wife, Emily; stepson Steve Smith; 5 grandchildren, Brian Hobbs, Jennifer Hobbs, Robert Smith, Madison Smith, Matthew Young; and 5 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Oscar Fisher, and a young son, Greg Fisher.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society’s Hot Pink Flamingos Fund Raiser or by joyful participation in the Hot Pink Flamingo 5K Walk/Run.