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Lloyd Gene Fisher

 

September 22, 2016

Lloyd Gene Fisher

Lloyd Gene Fisher passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.

He was a native of Brevard and spent most of his adult life convincing people that Brevard was the best place in the world to live.

He was a graduate of Brevard High where he had the privilege of playing on the first integrated football team in North Carolina and the 1963 State Champion-ship Football team coached by Cliff Brookshire. Lloyd also played in the 1963 Shrine Bowl Game.

He continued his education at UNC-CH where he was a fierce linebacker for the Tar Heels. He remained an avid Tar Heel fan.

In addition to his love for the Tar Heels, Lloyd was an avid trout fisherman. He fished the rivers of Western North Carolina as well as Montana and Alaska.

Always the adventurers, Lloyd and his family traveled the globe. Together they visited all seven continents and over 80 countries. Through their travels, they encountered a wide variety of people and customs. To them, any new experience was an adventure.

After a brief period of coaching and teaching, he entered the real estate profession, as a salesman at Connestee Falls when the project was in its earliest stages of development. In 1977, he opened Fisher Realty, which began as a one-man, one-room operation and eventually became one of the leading real estate firms in Western North Carolina.

Always willing to serve the community he loved, he served on various boards and committees. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Board of Directors at United Community Bank, the Board of Trustees of Brevard College, and the Board of Directors of Transylvania Vocational Services. He was also a member of First United Methodist Church.

Known for his easy-going manner and sense of humor, Lloyd had many friends from all walks of life and treasured each of them equally. The last weeks of his life were a homecoming when friends came from far and near to spend time with him once more.

Lloyd is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Kathryn; his son, Art; his daughter, Amy and husband, Erik Wahus; and his granddaughter, Caroline who, for reasons known only by her, always called him "B." She was the light of his life. He is also survived by sister, Myrna Mulkey and husband, Bob, of Brevard; brother, Gary Fisher, and wife Betty, of Falls Church, Va .; brother-in-law, Hank Moffitt and wife, Robin; nephew, Greg Mulkey and wife, Kristi, of Matthews, N.C .; niece, Kara Ries, and husband Greg, of Waxhaw, N.C .; Hilary McCall, and husband, Daniel, and Nathalie Britt, and husband, Danny, of Brevard. He also had several grand-nieces and nephews as well as a number of cousins in the area.

Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Porter Center on the campus of Brevard College. The Rev. Mike Holder, pastor of First United Methodist Church and The Rev. Dr. David Joyce, President of Brevard College will officiate. A reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the institutions that were dearest to his heart – First United Methodist Church, 325 North Broad St., Brevard, NC 28712; Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712; and Transylvania Vocational Services, 11 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard, NC 28712.

To leave a condolence for the family of Lloyd Fisher, please visit "obituaries" at http://www.moore-fh.com. Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.

 
 

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