Henry Harrell Fischer

Henry Harrell Fischer, 86, passed away from a long illness on April 30, 2013, in Odessa.

A celebration of his life will be at Highland United Methodist Church in Odessa on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 4 p.m. Dot Lea will be officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday, May 3, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sunset Gardens Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Home Hospice, 516 N. Texas St., Odessa, 79761; or Texas Tech Alumni Association, P.O. Box 45001, Lubbock, 79409.

Henry was born on Dec. 28, 1927, in Throckmorton to Mary Dimple and George Fischer. They lived on a large farm with his brothers, George Jr., Doug, Barry and Joe.

He graduated from Plainview High School and served his country in the Army during World War II.

He attended Texas Tech University on a football scholarship and received a degree in agriculture. He married the love of his life, Catherine Calvert, on July 17, 1952. They lived in Tyler and Houston before moving to Odessa.

He worked in the oilfields of West Texas as a chemical salesman and retired from NL Industries after 25 years.

He was a member of Highland United Methodist Church and delivered Meals on Wheels.

He enjoyed camping, cooking, fishing, gardening, hunting, reading, traveling, woodworking and watching Texas Tech sporting events.

We will miss his sense of humor, patience and loving demeanor.

Pallbearers will be Brian Fischer, Gary Fischer, Greg Walker, Kyle Walker, Matthew Walker and Ricky White.

He is survived by his wife, Kay; children, Brian, of Odessa, Caren and her husband Greg, of Aledo, and Gary and his wife Laura, of Wake Forest, N.C.; and grandsons, Kyle and Matthew, of Aledo.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Sunset Funeral Home.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 3, 2013