Charles Ernest Fisher Jr.
Charles Ernest Fisher, Jr., 71, of Longtown, passed away on Jan. 2, 2021 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Charles was born on Sept. 23, 1949 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Charles Ernest Sr. and Betty Mae (Allison) Fisher. He graduated from Skiatook High School in 1968.
In 1969, Charles was drafted in the United States Army. He served four years during the Vietnam War before being honorably discharged.
Charles worked as a dairy farmer.
On Jan. 2, 1997, he married Karen Ann Ferrell in Miami, Oklahoma. They were happily married for 24 years.
He worked for 12 years at Whirlpool as a manufacturer.
In 2010, Charles retired to the lake to fish. He got bored fast, so he went back to work as a bus driver for Eufaula Public Schools.
Charles attended North Fork Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Karen, of the home; daughters, Shelly Nichols, of Skiatook; Kara Thomas, of Pryor; son, Stephen Foster, of Tecumseh; stepdaughters, Janice Zimmerman, of Catoosa; and Connie Austin, of Vinita; stepson, Gary Sisco, of Baxter Springs, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, stepson, Terry Sisco; two brothers, Eugene and Harrison; and two sisters, Debbie and Barbara.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at the North Fork Baptist Church with Reverends John Basden and Eric Fletcher officiating.
Burial followed at Bower Cemetery under the direction of Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory.
Online condolences may be made at www.hbmfuneralhome.com