Arthur Richard “Art” Fisher, son of the late Howard and Florence (Bergman) Fisher, was born on November 15, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, and departed this life on December 2, 2009 following a short illness at 73 years of age.
Art grew up and attended school in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 17, he entered the United States Army on January 17, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, and was honorably discharged from the Army Reserves as an SP4 on June 30, 1963. He made his home in California and was employed by the United States Postal Service until 1969. He then moved to Missouri where he met and married Ona Scaggs on February 6, 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri. Over the years, he was employed as an office manager for several companies until his retirement at age 72.
Art enjoyed playing cards and had many other hobbies, his favorite being fishing on his boat.
He found the Lord later in life and professed his faith until his final day.
At the time of his passing, he was attending the Assembly of God Church in Cabool, Missouri, as long as his health permitted.
He is survived by his wife, Ona Fisher of their home in Mtn. Grove, Missouri; three daughters, Rhonda Ice and husband John of Mtn. Grove, Sherry Rucker of Santa Anna, California, and Libby Hutsell of Mtn. Grove; five grandchildren, Amber Kelly and husband Jason, Michael Hutsell and Kristen, Jeffrey Ice and wife Debbie, and Destiny Hutsell, all of Mtn. Grove, and Phillip Brown of California; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and many other relatives and friends will miss him dearly.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 5, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Glenn Perkins officiating. The Sisterhood Trio sang “It Is No Secret,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Mansion Over The Hilltop.” Vanita Arthur sang “Walk Across Heaven.” Pallbearers were John Ice, Jeffrey Ice, Michael Hutsell, Lawrence Nelson, Virgil Woods and Jason Kelly. Burial with full military honors, given by American Legion Post 30 with Jared Moore serving as bugler was in Murr Cemetery under the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.