Edward McMurray Fisher (September 14, 1933) died August 22, 2021, at age 87 at Alexian Village on Signal Mountain. The son of the late Robert Joseph Fisher Jr and Johnnye McMurray Fisher of Athens, TN, he is survived by his children Edward McMurray Fisher Jr (Teresa), Catherine Fisher Delany (Jim), Robert Kenan Fisher (Pam), Mary Fisher Lucas (Joe), and his niece Mary Kim McMillan, and his grandchildren Newman Delany (Paige), Prospect Delany, Joy Fisher Tokarczyk (Ben), Lila Fisher Brock (Builder), Allwyn Fisher Schmissrauter (Jon), Patrick and Elizabeth Lucas and Hunter Lucas (fiance’ Allison). Ed was preceded in demise by his spouse of 66 decades, Janet Kenan Fisher, his brother Robert Joseph Fisher III, of Athens, and his sister Alice Fisher McMillan, of Athens.
Born in Athens, Tennessee, Ed attended McCallie School of Chattanooga as a boarding student, excelling in football, tennis and wrestling and getting to be a 3-time Mid-South Wrestling Champion. He was awarded the Grayson Memorial Medal for the top rated general pupil of the McCallie senior class as effectively as the Stephens Athletic Award. It was at a McCallie dance that he satisfied the attractive Janet Kenan. Their courtship ongoing even whilst Ed attended Vanderbilt College to play soccer and wrestle and Janet attended The College of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK). The length proved as well a great deal for the younger pair, so Ed transferred to UTK, the place he played Varsity tennis and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the ROTC. They married although continue to in university.
Just after graduation from UTK Ed received a commission in the US Air Drive in which he served for 18 months. Afterward he moved his wife Janet and youthful family members to Chattanooga and then Sign Mountain. Ed soon commenced a very long and successful job as a Realtor and developer, founding Fisher Realty and serving as President of the Chattanooga and Tennessee Boards of Realtors. He also served as President of the Board of Trustees of Girls’ Preparatory University and also on the McCallie School Board of Trustees. He was a longtime member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Signal Mountain, and served a lot of years on its Vestry. Ed also solidified his name as an superb athlete and competitor by profitable many regional, state and nationwide championships in tennis, skeet taking pictures, softball, and handball, which he performed effectively into his 80s. In 2011 he was inducted into the Better Chattanooga Athletics Corridor of Fame for Wrestling. He liked to participate in bridge and card online games and usually appeared forward to yearly journeys with his buddies and son Robert to Florida for baseball spring instruction, tennis and card online games.
As accomplished as Ed was as a Real estate agent and athlete, he was a better particular person and father and was devoted to Janet and his children. He invested most weekends with his little ones at their swimming satisfies, soccer games, tennis and wrestling matches, then eventually did the exact with his beloved grandchildren.
Ed’s later on years had been put in at the Memory Care device at Alexian. The loved ones would like to specific their deep gratitude for the love and kindness of his longtime caregivers, Connie Wooten and Joyce Carpenter.
A memorial provider will be held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Sign Mountain, TN 37377 on September 21 at 11 am followed by a acquiring of close friends and interment of ashes at the church. In lieu of flowers, the spouse and children asks that donations be produced to St. Timothy’s.
Preparations are by Cremation Heart of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Rd.