Joe A. Fisher, 63 of Cedar Springs, died Thursday, December 5, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family after battling cortical basal degeneration for many years. Joe was born April 16, 1950 in Lakeview, MI the son of Raymond and Lily (Uplinger) Fisher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War and worked for General Motors Fisher Body for 32.7 years. He was active during his lifetime and enjoyed walking, biking, his motorcycle, fishing, hunting and golfing. Since retiring in 2005 he spent the winters in Florida with his wife and he always enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Jeanne (Manley) whom he married on December 5, 1969; children, William Fisher, Amy Nelson, Heather Fisher & Lyndsey Kooistra, Heidi & Jason Mosher; grandchildren, Briana, Seth, Nicole, Joleen, Baylee, Michele, Lily and Cyndi; mother, Lily Fisher; sisters, Susan & Edwin Hood, Janie & Denny Ream; brother, Edward & Angie Fisher; aunt, Audrey Earhart; several brother and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 pm and Monday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, where services will be held Tuesday 11:00 am. Pastor Darryl Miller officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Interment Solon Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, the Brain Support Network, or MW Memory Care.
Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs