Larry R. Fisher, 65, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Greencastle, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
He was born Dec. 6, 1946 in Indianapolis.
Larry graduated from Greencastle High School in 1964. He graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in English and from Indiana State University with a degree in accounting.
As a young boy Larry was active in 4-H and in the Boy Scouts of America.
Devoted to his country, Larry was a four-year U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Headquarters Co. in Vietnam and in Germany.
Larry was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church at Putnamville, where he participated in many church functions including treasurer, adult Sunday school teacher and choir member. He loved singing with the Putnamville Quartet.
Larry wrote and recorded many songs on his guitar and keyboard. Throughout his life, he was a prolific writer of poetry and short stories.
Larry loved the outdoors, especially the West, where as a young man, he worked on several large ranches.
For the last several years, Larry chose to make the Southwest his home. He will be remembered for his zest for life, sense of humor, selflessness and kindness to others.
Larry leaves to forever cherish his memory, his mother, Corena (Rena) Hatcher Webster of Plainfield; his sisters, Linda Carney of Greenwood, and Gayle (Craig) Halleck of Plainfield; a niece, Rachelle (Cary) Morris and their son, Evan of Greenwood; nephews Scott Nichols of Richwood, Texas, Brandon Halleck and his son Dylan of Terre Haute, Bradley Halleck of Terre Haute, and Bryan Halleck of Plainfield; many cousins and friends.
Larry was predeceased by his stepfather, William Webster; father Thomas Fisher; maternal grandparents George and Lona Hatcher; brother-in-law Richard (Al) Carney, and aunt Cova and her husband Walter Simpson.
A funeral service with military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory to the Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256
Condolences and expressions of sympathies may be shared with the family c/o www.bittlesandhurtfuneralhome.com