Harold C. Fisher, 95, died peacefully at his home in the Dover community on January 2, 2021.
He was born in Thornton, Mississippi on March 17, 1925 to Josie Clunan Fisher and Harold C. Fisher, Sr. He grew up in Tuscaloosa and graduated from the University of Alabama (tuition was $35 per quarter). Harold cherished his childhood visits to Mama and Papa “C’s” farm near Bentonia, and in 1955 moved back to Mississippi to work for the Southland company and then some 35 years for Mississippi Chemical Corporation, where he is remembered as a kind and humorous colleague.
Harold was a board member, trustee, and member of Yazoo City’s First United Methodist Church and served for many years on the board of the Manna House.
Harold’s lifelong passion was studying ancestry and the history of Mississippi, and he generously shared his knowledge with others. Among his many discoveries, he learned that his immigrant family arrived in Natchez by keelboat and were among the early founders of the Methodist Church there.
He self-published a book, The Flag Bearer, recounting the experiences of his great-great grandfather, John H. Winstead, and the 18th Mississippi Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Harold got a new lease on life when his grandson, Finn, was born in 2015, and they shared many memorable times in their five years together.
Harold was predeceased by a sister, Helen Davis, and a brother, Don Fisher.
In addition to Finn, Harold is survived by two sons, John Mark Fisher and Thomas P. Fisher, Thomas’s wife, Kate, his sister, Mary Jo Morton of Marianna, Florida, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, many great- and great-great nieces and nephews, and many friends who loved him dearly.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home, with a graveside service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Riley-Clunan cemetery across from Concord Church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Harold’s honor to FUMC, Manna House, or the charity of your choice.