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Robert Fisher Jr. (Veteran)

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Robert E. "Bob" Fisher Jr., age 73, of Fulton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mexico, Missouri. He was born September 13, 1936, in Fulton, Missouri, a son of the late Robert E. Fisher Sr., and Katherine Elizabeth Gross Fisher. On June 4, 1961, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Baldwin, who survives at their home. Bob graduated from Fulton High School in 1954, also serving as Senior Class President. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954-1957. He received a BS Degree in Education in 1961, and Master of Science in Administration in 1967. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity, President and V.P., member and letterman of University of Missouri Football Team, 1958-1960, and member of the Orange Bowl Teams in 1960 and 1961. He returned to Fulton High School in 1961, as Teacher, then Head Football and Track Coach and Athletic Director retiring in 1991. He was a City Council member from 1968-1974, and 1986-1991; he was elected and served as Mayor of the City of Fulton from 1991-1999. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Fulton where he served as Trustee, Board Chairman from 1981-1984, and Chairman of the Church Building Committee. He was a member of the Fulton Kiwanis Club for 30 years and served as President and various other offices during his tenure, was President of the Callaway County Special Services for the Developmentally Disabled from 1995-1996, Callaway County Red Cross Blood Drive Chairman 1975-1977, Fulton V.F.W. Post #2657, Marine Corps League, University of MO Varsity M Club Association, President 1995-1996, Callaway County Chamber of Commerce Board, Callaway County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Fulton Area Development Corporation Board, Fulton Retired Teachers Association, life member of Missouri State Teachers Association, life member of the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society. He received many honors and awards throughout his career including; renaming of the Fulton High School Football Stadium to the "Robert E. Fisher Jr. Stadium in 1991, induction into the first class of the Missouri State High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1992, Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award 1972, Fulton Outstanding Booster Award 1978, Missouri State 3A Boys Track Coach of the Year in 1981, Kiwanis Club Community Spiritual Advancement Award 1989, District 9 Football Coach of the Year 1989 and 1990, Callaway County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award 2006, Fulton High School Wall of Fame 2003, Fisher Heights Apartments built in his honor in 2002, Callaway County Chapter University of Missouri Outstanding Alumnus Award 2007. Bob had many accomplishments and successes as Mayor of the City of Fulton including: upgrading and rebuilding the electric utility system, reduced property taxes, increased sales tax revenue, doubled property valuation, attracted investors to build the Tanglewood Golf Course, Dollar General Distribution Center, Highway 54/HH Overpass project, Morgan Soccer Complex, Walking Trail, additions to the Elton Hensley Airport, converting the old city pool to the Animal Control Shelter, started the monthly newsletter to the citizens of Fulton. In addition to his wife, Carolyn, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by two sons: Robert E. "Bobby" Fisher III, and his wife, Cheryl and Daniel "Danny" Fisher of Fulton, Missouri; four grandchildren: Robert E. "Rob" Fisher IV, Kristen A. Fisher, Brock T. Fisher, and Carly A. Fisher; one brother, Dr. Thomas Fisher and his wife, Fay of Starkville, Mississippi; one sister, Mary Ann Borgelt and her husband, Clifford of Kingdom City, Missouri; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends. His parents and one brother, James M. Fisher, preceded him in death. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at the First Christian Church with Reverend Ed Varnum officiating. Interment will be at the Richland Baptist Cemetery in Kingdom City, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or to the Fulton Athletic Booster Club C/O Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, Missouri. Condolences may be sent to the family at maupinfuneralhome.com

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