William “Carter” Fisher

October 27, 1919 ‒ November 21, 2006

Mount Gilead, Ohio

William “Carter” Fisher, age 87, of Mount Gilead, died on Tuesday morning, November 21, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital.

Fisher was born in Princeton, West Virginia, on October 27, 1919, the son of the late William G. and Mattie (Bower) Fisher. He graduated from Chesterville High School in the Class of 1937 and was a member of the basketball team.

On April 17, 1944, Carter entered into the U.S. Army, serving in the 290th Combat Engineer Battalion as a blacksmith and earning a bronze star for carrying injured soldiers off of the battle field during the Rhineland Campaign in World War II.

A morrow county resident for most of his life, Carter lived in Chesterville and Cardington before moving to Mount Gilead where he owned and operated the Fisher Farm Service, working as a mechanic fixing farm equipment for over 30 years, until he retired in 1978.

Fisher was a member of the 290th Combat Engineers and attended the group’s annual reunions around the country. He was a charter member of the Nelson Campbell Jr. V.F.W. Post #8054 in Mount Gilead. A member of the Cardington American Legion Post #710, Harold McCammon asked Carter to be in charge of memorial day services, until recently when he passed those duties on to Rick Lyle. Carter was also an active member of the Bryn Zion Baptist Church.

A happy-go-lucky kind of guy, Carter lived to tell stories about World War II, even revisiting the Rhineland Battle Grounds in 1988. In his younger days, he was an avid bowler with his wife Clara, and won many trophies.

Fisher is survived by two daughters Peggy Anne (Chuck) Hunt of Fredericktown, and Emily Sue (Raymond) Muffley of Mount Gilead; former wife Annabelle Shade of Lebanon; five grandsons Doug Muffley of Mount Gilead, Greg Hunt of Galion, Randall Hunt of Worthington, Jason Hunt of Grove City, and Joel Hunt of Galloway; one granddaughter Dana Andrews of Mount Gilead; four step-sons Richard Smith of Mount Gilead, Ron (Jean) Irons of Cardington, Fred (Gay) Tharp of Fulton, and Charles (Brenda) Tharp of Marion; a step-daughter Sara Fulk of Mount Gilead; 8 great-grandchildren Amy and Kristen Muffley, Eric Masterson, Matt and Jeff Coldren, Wendy (Kenny) Fannin, Whitney and Kortnee Hunt; 11 great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and step grandchildren; two brothers John (Juanita) Fisher of Birmingham, Alabama, and Robert (Elaine) Fisher of Mount Vernon; and a sister Margie Lamb of Eustis, Florida; and two sisters-in-law Wanda Fisher and Dorothy Fisher of Morrow County.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives Clara Cole and Hazel Park; a grandson Daniel Muffley; four brothers Raymond, Frank, Carl and Fred Fisher; and two sisters Elizabeth Davis and Lois Beck.

The family will greet friends on Friday from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Craven & Snyder Funeral Home, 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead, where funeral services will follow immediately at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Mathias officiating. Burial with military honors by the V.F.W. Post 8054 and Am Vets Post 87 follow at the Bryn Zion Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions can be made to the Bryn Zion Baptist Church, 5520 County Road 240, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.