Donald "Red" P. Fisher


(Dec. 20, 2005)

Memorial funeral services for Donald "Red" P. Fisher of Greybull will take place Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Basin.

He died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at his home in Greybull. He was 71.

He was born Sept. 12, 1934, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Donald P. and Betty Fisher. He moved to the Greybull area in 1971.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Special Forces in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was honorably discharged from the service after serving his country with pride and dignity.

He began his working career in Greybull at the Dresser Bentonite Plant, and then went to work for the Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring in the mid-1990s.

His hobbies included collecting firearms and weapons, art, antiques and Indian artifacts. He also loved hot rods and motorcycles, riding in poker runs and playing pool. He had many friends and helped anyone he had a chance to help. He lived life to the fullest each day.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Fraternal Order of Eagles AERIE #3086 and attended several churches in the area, but mainly the First Baptist Church of Basin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

He is survived by one daughter, Michelle Wilson of Greybull; four step-daughters, Nancy Sampson of Sheridan, Tammy Barber of Missouri, Gena Plooster of South Dakota and Denise Bond of Sheridan; two step-sons, Joe Bales of Sheridan and Everett Bond of Greybull; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his extended family, Alan Keeler of Sheridan and Dale and Jennifer Jones of Ralston, whom he considered his children.

Cremation has taken place. Immediately following the services, a reception for family and friends will take place at the Stockman's Banquet Room in Basin.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice or to a memorial fund that has been established at the Big Horn Federal Savings Bank; P.O. Box 471; Greybull, WY 82426.

Atwood Family Funeral Directors Inc. is in charge of arrangements.