Rev. Kenneth Preston Fisher, 76, of Frostburg, MD, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 1st at his home. Born in Campbell, Virginia, “Ken” was the third of four sons born to Rev. Earl Fisher and Bernice Hall Fisher. He is predeceased by his parents, stepmother, Geneva Fisher, mother-in-law, Martha Villa, two brothers, Ronald Fisher and Wayne Fisher, nephew, Steve Fisher, niece, Wanda Fisher, and a grandnephew, Tyler Fisher.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Julia Villa Fisher, a son, John Barak Fisher (Ashleigh), and a grandson, Nathan of Salem, VA. Also surviving is one brother, Larry Fisher (Inez) of Sanford, FL, a niece who was more like a daughter to him, Jan Fisher Wiggins (Daniel), of Fayetteville, Georgia, one sister-in-law, Judy Fisher, of Vinton, VA, one aunt, Rachel Lane, of Murrells Inlet, SC, a cousin, Sue Harder Sasser, of Greensboro, NC, several nieces and nephews.
Ken was a professional photographer, a gardener, candle maker, avid reader, a full-time pastor and an associate pastor, and was a beacon of quiet wisdom to many inside and outside of the church. He cherished a profound connection and bond with his ever-faithful dog and sidekick, Mocha, as well as the adoration of his cats, Zilly, Maggie, and Toeby.
Ken graduated from Central Wesleyan College in Central, SC, with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and received a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. His first pastorate was with Keyser Wesleyan Church, in Keyser, WV. Later, he pastored Springfield, VA, where he and his family lived for 29 years before returning to Frostburg, MD. At the time of his passing, Ken served as the Associate Pastor of the Frostburg Church of the Nazarene in Frostburg, Maryland. He loved, served and ministered to the people of his church and they loved him as well. His compassionate and benevolent spirit will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, May 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Frostburg Church of the Nazarene, 150 Center Street, Frostburg, MD 21532.
The family will receive friends and family at the Church from 11:00 -1:00 prior to the start of the service.