Perry G.


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Perry G. King

Apr 04 1936 - Jan 07 2010

Perry G. Fisher, age 73, of Melissa, Texas, passed away January 7, 2010, in Plano, Texas after a fight with leukemia. Perry was born April 17, 1936, in McKinney, Texas, to Lloyd Austin and Annie Lucille (Brown) Fisher. He married Bobbye Joyce Pharr on August 31, 1957 in Plano, Texas. Perry graduated from McKinney High School in 1954 and from Texas A & M University in 1960. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957 which included a tour of duty in Korea as a member of the 8th Army Honor Guard. Perry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many leadership positions for over 48 years. A member of the Melissa Ward, he also served with his wife Bobbye in the London England Mission following his retirement. He worked for Campbell Taggart Corporation in Dallas, Texas for over thirty years. Actively involved in Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America for many years, he currently was serving as a Unit Commissioner in the Lone Star District and is a recipient of the Silver Beaver award. He recently earned his Doctorate of Science in Scouting, and was to have received it during an award ceremony January 9, 2010. He also served as President of the North Collin County Genealogical Society. He was a loving husband and father survived by his wife, Bobbye Fisher of Melissa, Texas; sons, Michael Fisher and wife, Jenny of Allen, Texas and David Fisher and wife, Liesl of McKinney, Texas; daughters, Laurie Johnson and husband, Chuck of Dallas, Texas, Kathy Tenney and husband, Scott of Fisher, Indiana, Sheri Pierce and husband, Greg of Gilbert, Arizona, Amy Burchett and husband, John of Melissa, Texas, and Krista Fisher of Alexandria, Virginia; he is also survived by twenty-three grandchildren; brothers, Fred Fisher of Yantis, Texas, Bentley Ray Fisher of Bela Vista, Arkansas, Bryant Fisher and Wendell Fisher, both of Yantis, Texas; and sisters, Elizabeth Crook of Arbala, Texas and Nancy Bowman of Combine, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 11, 2009, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Allen Stake Center, 1324 Exchange Pkwy., Allen, Texas, 75013. Interment will follow at Fitzhugh Cemetery in the Forest Grove Community, Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Sunday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Melissa Meetinghouse, 737 Melissa Rd., Melissa, Texas, 75454. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Friends of Scouting, Lone Star District, Circle 10 Council, 8605 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas, 75235 or the Perpetual Education Fund for Developing Countries, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150, in memory of Perry G. Fisher.
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