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Leonard Lee Fisher

Leonard Lee Fisher, 83, went to be with the Lord Tuesday February 2nd, at Pine Knoll in Winchester.
He was born March 9, 1932 first son of the late Floyd and Cecil (Rickert) Fisher.
Leonard married his classmate sweetheart, Janice Gettinger on Sept. 28, 1952. Graduate of Jackson Ind. H.S. class of 1950 where he played basketball and baseball while Janice was a cheerleader for the Bulldogs.
Leonard was a lifelong farmer, beginning a farm just ¼ mile south of the family farm where he was born and raised, which has been in the family over 150 years. After two years of farming, in Sept. of 54’ he received a surprise letter from Uncle Sam saying that he was drafted to serve the Army during the Korean Conflict. After basic training, he was stationed at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, TX, assigned to the development of the modern guided missile. His father Floyd cared for the farm until his discharge in June of 56’. Leonard was an adventuresome spirit, rode his beloved Indian motorcycle and was a pilot who owned and flew planes. Also an innovative farmer, he raised cucumbers, tomatoes, grain, hogs, and cattle. He was the first farmer to pick tomatoes with a self-propelled harvester for Campbell V-8 plant in Saratoga. He was a dealer for Randolph, Funks G, and Golden Harvest hybrids, also owned Fisher Soil Service, dealer with Na-Churs liquid fertilizer from 1968 to present. He also received several awards including; Randolph County Co. Corn yield champion 3 years, 1980 Randolph Co. Conservation farmer of the year, 1983 Na-Churs dealer of the year and 1995 Farmer Achievement Swine award.
Leonard belonged to several clubs and organizations including; 62 year member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, American Legion, U.C. Elks, Farm Bureau and NFO. He also was a member of the Union City Wesley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include wife of 63 years, Janice Gettinger Fisher; daughter Jamie (Brian) Cranor; two sons, Richard “Rick” (Cheryl Jones) Fisher, Gary (Christa) Fisher; 10 grandchildren.
Preceded by parents; daughter Jannenne Fisher; daughter in law, Julie Fisher; 2 brothers Ted and Wayne Fisher.
Visitation is 4-9 P.M. Friday Feb. 5th at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Union City. Services are 11:00 A.M. Saturday Feb. 6th also at the church with the Rev. Geoff Grow officiating. Burial will follow in the New Lisbon Cemetery with military burial rites conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Randolph Co. Journey Home or the Wesley United Methodist Church. The family would also like to thank the staff at Pine Knoll Rehab Center for the care and concern for Leonard in his final days. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com

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Prayers and condolences during this time of sorrow.

Brandy Gentry(family) Feb 4 2016 12:00 AM

Christa and Gary and Family

Blessings to your family for the loss of Gary's father. I pray peace and comfort for all.

Ann Mullins Feb 4 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Janice & family,
We are very sorry for your loss. While we are out of state and unable to attend, we wanted you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Respectfully, John & Pat Culy

Mr. & Mrs. John Culy Feb 4 2016 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.. So sorry for you loss.. Dan & Heidi Linebaugh  Ansonia CPS

Dan & Heidi Linebaugh Feb 3 2016 12:00 AM

I wanted to take a moment to express my very deepest sympathies to Leonards wife and family. I worked with him at dialysis and to be honest he was the sweetest, kindest men and truly was one of my favorites. This great loss!!!!

Angela6b3. Immediately n?thanks to Feb 3 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Jan ,Jamie ,Rick and Gary ,I am sorry about your loss,but absent from the body is to be present with the Lord ,praise Jesus  Leonard is  in the presence of the Savior now,
I know my grandkids adored their grandpa,and I know they will miss him as much as you all do ,he was their only grandfather they ever had ,but we have this hope to all be together again ,praise God ,
May Gods love cover all of you at this time and give you peace,,I will miss him to, we don't say good bye ,we say so long till we meet again ,Halleluja

Heidi Lotthammer Feb 3 2016 12:00 AM