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Ernest Edward "Ed" Fisher

July 20, 1951 — September 12, 2023

College Station

Ernest Edward (Ed) Fisher, 72, passed away at his home in College Station, TX on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.  He was born to Walter A. Fisher and Dorothy L. (Roberts) Fisher on July 20, 1951, in Des Moines, Ia. 

 

Ed graduated from Des Moines North High School in 1969 and attended Central College prior to enlisting into the US Air Force where he became a computer programming instructor and achieved the rank of SSGT E-5. He lived in Iowa, Texas, Mississippi, Minneapolis, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Texas, and traveled to many countries while on active duty.  

 

Some of his hobbies included computers, playing basketball, bowling, traveling around the U.S., (including a memorable trip to Wyoming/N. Dakota/S. Dakota/Colorado in 1990), fishing, and camping. He was in a bowling league and bowled in many tournaments with his wife and young son in tow. He enjoyed spending time with family, and with his close friends and in-laws; he lived with his kids (Kristina and Eddie) off and on and brought them up to Iowa and Texas from Arkansas each summer to spend time with family and friends. 

 

Following his military service, he worked as a computer systems analyst designing Point of Sale programs for many retail businesses. During that time, he was contracted out to Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Virginia and commuted every other weekend to spend time with his wife in Minneapolis. He also worked as a truck driver for Swift Trucking and traveled around the country before he retired due to health reasons.  

 

During his retirement, Ed enjoyed repairing computers, gardening, and working on genealogy. He loved barbecue, almost anything chocolate, ice cream sandwiches, Klondike bars, and Little Debbie's snacks. More importantly, Ed had a soft heart; he was a great listener and would do anything he could for his friends and family - including his many dogs and cats; Tinker, Smegal, Peanut, Dooby, Squirt, Oscar, Shorty, Chinga, Ben, Dazzle, Rocky, and Pepe, to name a few. 

 

Ed was married to Duann Ebner Fisher in 1972; they divorced in 1976. From this marriage, Ed is survived by his son, Ernest "Eddie" E. Fisher Jr; grandchildren Isaac Fisher (Morgan) and Lizzie Fisher; great granddaughters, Raina Ann Fisher and Maddie Kuykendall; daughter, Kristina Fisher Dahlin (Bryan); grandchildren Jazmine, Jadin, and Logan Dahlin; and step-son James Wall.  

 

He is remembered for his kind and easygoing demeanor, non-judgmental character, integrity, dry wit, and boisterous laughter. He treated everyone around him like they were his own. His laughter was infectious, and his smile could light up a room. He was our best friend; we miss him deeply and cherish these memories.

 

He married Rebecca Ybarra Fisher in Schertz, TX in 1980; they separated around 2000 and were divorced later. There were no children from that union.

In 2016, Ed married Beverly Middlestead Joy in Wellborn, Tx.  From this union, Ed is survived by his wife Bev; step-son Darrell Ambler; grandchildren Haley, William, and Radee Ambler; step-son Mike Hensley (Melissa): grandchildren Everett and Kaitlyn Hensley, Hunter and Kayla Hanaike; step-daughter Laura Antes; and grandson Jayden Antes. Ed is remembered fondly for roping his grandkids into various tasks in the garden and listening to them tell him about their day over a Klondike bar.

 

He is also survived by his brother Charles (Becki) Fisher; sister, Linda Drievold-Ingalls; sister-in-law Paula Gier Fisher; as well as many nieces and nephews. 

 

In addition to his mother and father, Ed was preceded in death by his brothers Walter Alvin Fisher Jr and Harold Fisher; his sisters Betty Palmer Reeder, Connie Kammerman, and Delores Schafer Trevino; and daughter-in-law Melissa Ambler. 

 

Services will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family via Hillier Funeral Home.

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