Charles M Fisher

August 10, 1936November 27, 2018

Charles Michael Fisher, 82, passed away November 27, 2018. All services will be held at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, 9020 E. 51st Terr., KCMO 64133. Visitation from 4-7pm on Fri., Nov. 30th with rosary recited at 3:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial 10am Sat. with burial following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Charles was born on August 10, 1936 in Kansas City, MO to Ralph and Elizabeth (Quirk) Fisher and was the youngest of three children. He was a graduate of De La Salle Academy. He spent two years serving his country as a United States Marine. He then began his career as a member of the Kansas City Missouri Fire Department. In 1996, after 40 years of dedicated service, he retired as Fire Chief/Director. His passion for the fire service was second only to his love of his family and friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Margaret Corbit and other family members. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, L. Beth Fisher; his children: Michael Fisher, Daniel Fisher, Donald Fisher and Joyce Compton (Ron); his 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

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  • Rosary Service Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, December 1, 2018

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Don Laughlin

December 1, 2018

Beth, Mike, Don, Dan and Joy... so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He was a great man and may he Rest In Peace.

Phoenix Fire Dept. Fire Station 92

November 30, 2018

The crew of Phoenix (Paradise Valley) Fire Station 92 extends wishes of respect and condolences to the Fisher family and the entire Kansas City Fire Department upon the passing this week of Fire Chief (Ret.) Charles M. Fisher. While the accomplishments achieved in Charles' 39-year-career--in which he climbed through every rank of the KCFD--are too great to list here, we highlight that for which he was most proud: an enduring family legacy in the fire service. He was himself the son of KCFD Captain Ralph L Fisher (retired 1945), and has since honorably followed into the noble profession by sons: Mike (KCFD), Don (KCFD & PFD), and Dan (KCFD & PFD), and now grandsons: Joe and John (KCFD) and Don (PFD). While we at station 92 express our sorrow at the loss of a true titan and patriarch in our profession, we celebrate his remarkable career, a life well-lived, and an enduring, expanding legacy. RIP, KCFD Chief Charlie Fisher!

Don and Dolores Riley

November 30, 2018

We were saddened to learn of your loss. We are so very sorry that we are unable to personally express our sympathy but want you to know, Beth, Mike, and family, that you are in our thoughts and prayers in this time of grief. Don is not well enough to attend services and asked me to extend our condolences in this manner.

Bob Jacobi

November 29, 2018

Our condolences on Chief Fisher. He was an outstanding leader for Kansas City. Mike and the Fisher family are in our prayers.

Bob and Mary Jacobi