James Fisher


James “Hook” Fisher of Sylva, N.C., passed away on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2021, following a brief illness. He was 75 years old.

He was the husband of the late Jenny Fisher, and the youngest son of the late Allen and Willie Fisher.

He is survived by his daughters, Megan and Sheila; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Sarah; and his partner, Kay Orr Goetz.

After serving 25+ years in the U.S. Navy, he retired as a Lieutenant and he returned to his childhood home in Addie, N.C. in 1993. James enjoyed fishing, hence the nickname “Hook,” and he enjoyed rambling out in the West, mainly Nevada where he truly felt the happiest. This year James celebrated 36 years of sobriety as he was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. James will be missed by many who knew him.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva, N.C.

Burial will follow in the Old Field Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m.

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com.

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C., is serving the family.