Death of Milford G. Fisher

Milford G. Fisher, 82, of Poca, formerly of St. Albans, passed away into the loving arms of his savior on March 11, 2012.

Milford was born September 2, 1929, in Charleston to the late Luther Edgar and Luda Jane Rhodes Fisher. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma; grandson, Steven Wayne Lipscomb; and brother, Kendall Fisher.

Milford was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, working out of the Cross Lanes office, and was the owner of Milford G. Fisher Advertising. He was a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association, and charter member of the Southern West Virginia Rabbit Breeders Association. He was the first licensed judge for the A.R.B.A. in West Virginia. Milford was a Mason, and a member of the Washington Lodge #58, St. Albans. He was saved on March 2.

Surviving are his children, Phyllis R. Fisher of Poca, Kimberly Keeling and husband, Fred, of Bancroft, Larry Fisher and wife, Deniese, of St. Albans, Eddie Fisher and wife, Diane, of Poca, Pam Parish and husband, Sam, of Cross Lanes and Sandra Riffle and husband, Otis, of Bancroft; sister, Drema Layne of Tucson, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank caregivers, Vickie Canterbury and Tammy Brewer, and the staff of Hubbard Hospice House West, and they would also like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Elk Funeral Home, 2001 Pennsylvania Avenue, Charleston, with the Rev. William Berry and Pastor Mayford Whitt officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes with military honors by American Legion Post #61 of Clendenin, and Masonic Rights by Washington Lodge #58 of St. Albans.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of Kanawha County, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Arrangements are in the care of Elk Funeral Home, Charleston.