Minnie Huff Fish

January 26, 1927November 17, 2021
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Minnie Huff Fish, of Johnson City, Tennessee, was taken by angels to her heavenly home on Wednesday morning, November 17, 2021. She was 94, a much loved, faithful member of the Stoney Creek Church of Christ for many years who dearly loved her church family.

Minnie was born on January 26, 1927 in Greene County, Tennessee, the daughter of James W. Huff and Dorothy Parks Huff. Her early life was spent in Cocke County but she and her family moved to Washington County in 1945. On April 5, 1946 she married Edward L. Fish, the love of her life. Their marriage lasted 59 years until his death in 2005. Due to the early death of Minnie’s mother they raised 4 of her siblings along with their 2 children and cared for her father. Their home was full of people, love and laughter and was the center of many family gatherings. Minnie and Edd were also known as Mamaw and Papaw to countless children and adults who knew them through church and their community.

Minnie was a wonderful country cook, famous for her sweet tea, gravy and biscuits. No one came into her home without being offered food and drink. She even fed the hobos her son brought home from the nearby railroad tracks.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank Huff and Donald Huff; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sarah and James Owens, Lee and Pete Atchley, Della and Jack Coggins; infant sister, Rachel Huff; and infant granddaughter, Jennifer Fish.

Survivors who mourn her loss include her son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Patsy Fish; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy (Dot) and Kyle Sexton; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Vivian Huff; grandchildren, T.J. and Lisa Fish, James Fish, Katie Tino, Christy Smiley and James Smiley; great grandchildren, Michael Perkins, Taylor Bisanti, Midajah Scalf, Anderson Fish and Briana Smiley; one great-great grandchild, Bentley Soliday; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Monday, November 22, 2021 from 11:00AM-1:00PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 1:00PM with Minister Wesley Simons and Minister Kris Casebolt officiating. Anyone unable to attend the service is invited to view the livestream of the service by visiting A Private Committal Service and Interment will follow in the Garden of Peace at Monte Vista Memorial Park.

The family would like to express tremendous gratitude to the Amedisys Hospice team, whose tireless, loving care was given to our entire family. A special thanks to nurses Michelle and Jennifer, attendants Lexi and Hannah and Chaplain Chris.

In lieu of flowers, please direct contributions to the Stoney Creek Church of Christ or Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development, 1162 Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643.

Arrangements especially for Mrs. Minnie Huff Fish and her family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.


  • James W. Huff, Father (deceased)
  • Dorothy Parks Huff, Mother (deceased)
  • Edward L. Fish, Husband (deceased)
  • Frank Huff, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald Huff, Brother (deceased)
  • Sarah and James Owens, Sister and Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Lee and Pete Atchley, Sister and Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Della and Jack Coggins, Sister and Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Rachel Huff, Infant Sister (deceased)
  • Jennifer Fish, Infant Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Eddie and Patsy Fish, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Dorothy (Dot) and Kyle Sexton, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Steve and Vivian Huff, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • T.J. and Lisa Fish, Grandchildren
  • James Fish, Grandchild
  • Katie Tino, Grandchild
  • Christy Smiley, Grandchild
  • James Smiley, Grandchild
  • Michael Perkins, Great Grandchild
  • Taylor Bisanti, Great Grandchild
  • Midajah Scalf, Great Grandchild
  • Anderson Fish, Great Grandchild
  • Briana Smiley, Great Grandchild
  • Bentley Soliday, Great-Great Grandchild
  • numerous nieces, nephews and cousins


  • Visitation

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021


  • A Private Committal Service & Interment

    Monday, November 22, 2021


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Rick and Rosemary Meredith

November 22, 2021

Rosemary and I would like to send our condolences to Eddie and all of his family. We never had the honor of meeting Mrs. Fish, but I got to know Eddie in 1969 when we where in ROTC We were very sad to hear the news about the passing of Mrs. Fish. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.


November 21, 2021

Was so sorry to hear of Minnie's passing away. She was the sweetest person. Always enjoyed waiting on her over the years. When she couldn.t come, it was always good to hear her voice on the phone. She will be greatly missed. I knew her and Ed and the rest of the family from working at West Towne Pharmacy. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Carolyn Arwood

Emma Constable

November 21, 2021

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences in the loss of your beloved mother. She was a wonderful and special person, and knowing you over many years, I see she passed those precious gifts on to you.
May you hold tight to the memories you shared and receive peace from them as you move ahead in your loss.
Please know that I am thinking of you ,
Emma Constable

Johnna Baskett

November 20, 2021

We know first hand all the love the Fish family has for others. We was added to the family in 1979, but always felt loved and welcomed in their home and lives from the beginning. We know we will be with Ed and Minnie in heaven one sweet day.

Donna (Sexton) Cook

November 18, 2021

My husband David & I met Minnie through Dot (my sister-in-law) and Kyle (my brother). She was a special lady, who was deeply loved and will be sorely missed. One of my favorite things about Minnie was that little bit of mischievousness she often had, with a glint in her eye, as I think shows in this picture I took at Dot and Kyle's wedding.

We pray for comfort and peace for all who love her. Even as we mourn her passing, we know she is having a good time in Heaven with all of those who have gone on before her. Well done, thou good and faithful servant!

Sue Moore

November 17, 2021

Ray and I will really miss you but thankful for all the fun times we have shared with you during the family holidays and the times you have spent with us on the carport in North Carolina. We loved you very much your passing is like loosing part of our family. Love and prayers Sue & Ray Moore