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Jerry Fisher

January 24, 1946 — April 19, 2015

Jerald Wayne (Jerry) Fisher, 69, of Valdosta died on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at South Georgia Medical Center.

Jerry was born on Jan. 24, 1946 to Billy L. and Dorothy Louise Snyder Fisher in Butler, Missouri. He grew up on a farm in Passaic, Missouri, and later the family moved to Butler, just a few miles away. He had sheep to raise and won ribbons for baking angel food cakes as a child. As a teenager he ran track for Butler High School and still holds a record for relay. He also played football at Butler where he graduated in 1964 with honors. He then attended the University of Missouri, School of Forestry, graduating in 1968 number one academically in his class and was an active member of the honorary national fraternity of Zi Sigma Pi. He and Sherry Jenkins of Adrian, Missouri, were married in 1966. They moved to Arkansas where Jerry was a Forester for Georgia-Pacific, then to East Texas when the company was divided and became Louisiana-Pacific. He became a successful Procurement Forester and was recruited in 1988 by the Langdale Company for procurement of timber for the new Langboard Mill near Quitman, Georgia. He was very successful in this position for 15 years. His recent years were spent as a purchasing agent for Brooks Welding of Valdosta. The Fishers have one son, Gabe, and two grandsons, Ty and Luke, all of Valdosta. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Valdosta, and especially liked working in First Baptist's large and productive Food Ministry. Jerry enjoyed many hunting trips in younger days, and he and Sherry and Gabe have had wonderful international trips. He was an avid Civil War scholar and collected many authentic relics. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and Christian.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry, son, Gabe, and grandsons, Ty and Luke, all of Valdosta. He is also survived by his mother, Louise, and brother and a sister in law, Jim and Ernestine both of Butler, Missouri. He was preceded in death by a baby brother, Jackie, and his father, Billy.

Visitation for Jerry will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Carson McLane Funeral Home. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at First Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Ron Hatchett and Rev. Chuck Owens officiating. Jerry's burial will be in his hometown of Butler, Missouri with visitation and services will be handled by Schowengerdt Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane Funeral Home.




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Carson McLane Funeral Home
2215 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
US 31602

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