George Fisher

Jun 19th, 1956 - Apr 25th, 2019


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sun, Apr. 28th, 2019 2:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sun, Apr. 28th, 2019 4:00 PM


San Carlo Cemetery

George Fisher

Herrin- George A. Fisher, 62, of Herrin, passed away at 1:45 AM, Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his home.

George was born on June 19, 1956 in Herrin to George Howard and Louise (DeBernardi) Fisher.

He was retired from the City of Herrin where he worked more than 30 years, the last several as Department Manager of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Herrin.

George was catholic and a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin.  He was also a member of the Pigeon Inn in Herrin and several card playing groups.  In his spare time, he enjoyed watching sports (especially San Diego State Basketball), playing cards and horse racing.  He was a stubborn man with a witty sense of humor who will be dearly missed by his close friends and family.

Survivors include-

Girlfriend- Kathy Paddock of Herrin

Son- Brian Fisher of Phoenix, AZ

Daughter- Andrea Fisher of Herrin

Son- Chris Fisher of Herrin

Grandson- Jase Carter Zimmerman of Herrin


                John Fisher and wife Joyce of Herrin

                Steve Fisher and wife Angie of San Diego, CA

Several nieces and nephews

Former wife- Jeanne Fisher of Herrin

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister- Maria Fisher.

The funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.  Father Ray Schultz will officiate. Inurnment will take place at a later date at San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin.  Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM, Sunday, at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Education Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Our Lady of Mount Car,el Education Foundation and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St/ Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Steve Walker

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: April 26, 2019

    Great times growing up and playing baseball together. You’re gone too soon buddy, RIP George

  • Guest: Gregory palmer

    From: Nashville, Tennessee

    Date: April 27, 2019

    You were very special friend and class mate all the years together I wish I could get home. One more time to see you you will always have place in heart . the savage Greg Palmer

  • Guest: Sharon Burton Stocker (Horn)

    From: Summerville , South Carolina

    Date: April 28, 2019

    To the Family of Fish (George),
    My heart full condolences to you all. George was a great guy, wonderful dad ,and grandpa. I so enjoyed working with him and sharing a beer ever once in awhile.
    May God give you strength and love and comfort


  • Guest: Emily Russell

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: May 1, 2019

    I am so sorry for all of your loss.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you all.