OBITUARY

Luis Enrique Fierro

February 11, 1937May 10, 2019
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LUIS E FIERRO

Luis was born to Inocente and Consuelo Fierro, on February 11, 1937. He died peacefully at home, surround by family on Friday, May 10, 2019. He attended St. Alphonsus Catholic School and San Joaquin Memorial High School. In 1956, he began his career in EOD (Explosives Ordinance Disposal) with the Air National Guard in Fresno, CA. Luis became an expert in his field and retired as a Master Sergeant after 38 years of service. He was affiliated with several organizations: International Footprinters, Knights of Columbus, Elks, VFW Post 8900, International Assoc. of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, and EOD Master Blasters. Luis was a lover of many things but most important in his life was his beautiful “Queen” Eleanor and his family. He was a great husband, father, and provider. He was proud of his Mexican and American heritage, he enjoyed life, his family, and a good time. With vast knowledge and nerves of steel, Luis defused bombs and averted many a crisis. In his retired years the “King & Queen” RV’d around the US, ensuring that Eleanor got to experience all the places he traveled while training and deployments. Admired by his family, friends, and colleagues, he was considered the “Grandfather of EOD” and his self-proclaimed title: “The King of Fresno”. Luis “El Rey” Fierro will forever live on in our hearts and memories.

Luis is preceded in death by his parents, Inocente and Consuelo Fierro. His sister Consuelo Corton.

He is survived by Eleanor, his devoted loving wife of 60 years. His son Lou and wife Allison and their sons; John and Alex of Salinas, CA; his son Adrian of Fresno, CA; his daughter Sandra and husband Dennis of Fresno, CA. He is also survived by his brothers: Jose of Fresno, CA, Juan of Bakersfield, CA and Victor of Clovis, CA.

Visitation will be held at Whitehurst Sullivan Burns and Blair Funeral Home on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. followed by Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Luis at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be offered by visiting www.whitehurstsullivan.com

Services

23 May

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home

1525 East Saginaw
Fresno, CA 93704

23 May

Rosary Service

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home, Chapel

1525 East Saginaw Way
Fresno, CA 93704

24 May

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church


Fresno , CA

Memories

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James Esther Ball

May 20, 2019

Our prayers are with you at this time,may the memories of your husband,father,brother, and uncle bring a smile of the love you all shared. Mr. James & Esther Ball.

Sweet Lou Fierro

May 19, 2019

Fun Facts;
When Pops signed up to serve in Desert Storm-Explosive Ordinance Disposal, he was a "slightly" on the older side of most military personnel that were serving. He did not want to be called the "Old Man".......so he turned to the bottle..........a bottle of black hair dye.

When my brother & I were younger, Monday thru Friday my Dad would come in the room around 4am "flick" the light switch off/on, over and over and over......"rise and shine boys", "Lets go", and we would get up do some house chores, get ready for school, and dropped off at school around 5:30am......
I bring this up, because it has served me well. Im involved in agriculture these days, and getting up at 4am is a "walk in the park".........Thanks Pops!

Russ Cochiolo

May 15, 2019

Luis and I were classmates and altar boys at St. Alphonsus and also classmates at San Joaquin Memorial. He will be missed.

Etta Daniels

May 14, 2019

So many memories in the last 35+ years. Louie and Eleanor on numerous Mexico Cruises, Rosarita Beach, Football Games,San Francisco, Cruise on the SF Bay for a Halloween party and Louie dressed up as Top Gun, Eleanor his Senorita. Many birthday , retirement, wedding anniversaries spent together. And most recently our many fun hours spent at Cayucos. Rich and I will miss you greatly Louie. You will always be remembered as a great friend. We love you and Eleanor.


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Biography

LUIS E FIERRO

Luis was born to Inocente and Consuelo Fierro, on February 11, 1937. He died peacefully at home, surround by family on Friday, May 10, 2019. He attended St. Alphonsus Catholic School and San Joaquin Memorial High School. In 1956, he began his career in EOD (Explosives Ordinance Disposal) with the Air National Guard in Fresno, CA. Luis became an expert in his field and retired as a Master Sergeant after 38 years of service. He was affiliated with several organizations: International Footprinters, Knights of Columbus, Elks, VFW Post 8900, International Assoc. of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, and EOD Master Blasters.
Luis was a lover of many things but most important in his life was his beautiful “Queen” Eleanor and his family. He was a great husband, father, and provider. He was proud of his Mexican and American heritage, he enjoyed life, his family, and a good time. With vast knowledge and nerves of steel, Luis defused bombs and averted many a crisis. In his retired years the “King & Queen” RV’d around the US, ensuring that Eleanor got to experience all the places he traveled while training and deployments. Admired by his family, friends, and colleagues, he was considered the “Grandfather of EOD” and his self-proclaimed title: “The King of Fresno”. Luis “El Rey” Fierro will forever live on in our hearts and memories.

Luis is preceded in death by his parents, Inocente and Consuelo Fierro. His sister Consuelo Corton.

He is survived by Eleanor, his devoted loving wife of 60 years. His son Lou and wife Allison and their sons; John and Alex of Salinas, CA; his son Adrian of Fresno, CA; his daughter Sandra and husband Dennis of Fresno, CA. He is also survived by his brothers: Jose of Fresno, CA, Juan of Bakersfield, CA and Victor of Clovis, CA