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Family of William Benton FISHER Senior (221) & Acenah MILLS

394. William Benton FISHER Junior. Born on 29 Oct 1921 in Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. At the age of 81, William Benton died in Washington, D.C. on 27 Jun 2003. Resided in Washington, D.C. in Jun 2003.

Obituary: William Benton Fisher, Jr., 81, Commander US Navy (retired) of Washington, DC died on Friday, June 27 as a result of injuries sustained in a fall the previous day. He was the husband of Elizabeth Weil Fisher originally from Goldsboro, NC They were married in Goldsboro in 1957 and have resided in Washington, since 1958. Born in Bemis, Tennessee, Commander Fisher was the oldest of the thirteen children of the late William Benton Fisher, senior and the late Acenah Mills Fisher. He attended elementary and high school in Bemis. He began his 29-year career in the Navy at age 18, never having seen the ocean He advanced to the rating of Electrician's Mate First Class in about one years time and was at sea on the battleship USS Wyoming, on December 7, 1941. In 1943, he was selected for officer training and college through the Navy V-12 program. He received a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Union College, Schenectady, New York and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy in 1946. Later he obtained a second bachelor of science degree, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an M.S. in industrial engineering and management from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As a junior Line Officer, Commander Fisher served on two cruisers the USS Fresno and USS Columbus. As an Engineering Duty Officer specializing in electronics and communications, he served: in the Electronics Division of Naval Sea Systems Command; as Ship Superintendent at New York Naval Shipyard where he helped build super aircraft carriers; in electronic installations work in Vietnam and Turkey; on the Naval Inspection and Survey Board, Washington DC, where his duties included the inspection of new nuclear submarines; as the Assistant Communications Officer and Electronics Officer, U.S. Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy; and finally as Technical Advisor to the Director, Naval Communications. He was promoted to Commander in 1962. After leaving the Navy, he worked at the Logistics Management Institute until his retirement in 1982. As a very prolific Senior Research Analyst at the Logistic Management Institute, he among other things, played an indispensable role in the development of the Aircraft Availability Model. This model and it's successors are still a crucial component of U.S. Air Force maintenance and procurement programs and are used widely in commercial programs. An outstanding athlete, he was on the one and only Bemis High School basketball team that ever went to the State Tournament. At one point in the basketball season at Union College, he was the 29th highest point maker in the nation with George Mikan as number one. Commander Fisher also pitched and batted cleanup in baseball and softball in college. He will be missed by his wife of 45 years, two daughters and sons-in-laws, Elizabeth and Tom Fisher-York of Ithaca New York and ann and Gary Vollen of San Francisco; four grandchildren, sisters and brothers-in-law Nell and Bill Jones of Milan, Alice and Joe Isaac of Missouri, and Louise Blankenship of Florida; and brothers and sisters-in-law Thomas and Claire Fisher of New York, Bobby and Dorothy Fisher of Kentucky, George and Jolena Fisher of Jackson, Ronald and Lenyr Fisher of Virginia, Paul and Beverly Fisher of Jackson, Richard and Sandy Fisher of Milan, David and Annette Fisher of Jackson, and Kenny and Susan Fisher of Milan and his very many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty (Mrs. Fred) Short of Brentwood, Tennessee. A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Saturday, July 5, 2003 in the First Baptist Church of Bemis, 116 Bemis Lane. Memorials may be directed to the Bemis Historical Society, PO Box 9266, Jackson, TN 38314 or to DC Central Kitchen, 425 2nd St., Washington


In 1957 when William Benton was 35, he married Elizabeth WEIL, in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Alias/AKA: "Betty".

They had the following children:
535 i. Elizabeth Mills
536 ii. Mina Anne

395. Nell Marie FISHER. Born on 1 Dec 1922 in Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee in Jun 2003.

On 7 Apr 1946 when Nell Marie was 23, she married William Lawrence JONES Senior, in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Bill".

They had the following children:
537 i. Carol Dianne (1949-)
538 ii. Jennifer Leigh
iii. William Lawrence.


396. Betty Jean FISHER. Born on 26 Sep 1924 in Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in Brentwood, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Betty".

In 1946 when Betty Jean was 21, she married Fred Eugene SHORT.

They had the following children:
539 i. Coni Lynn
540 ii. Steven Taylor
541 iii. Douglas Fisher
iv. Amy Elizabeth.

Amy Elizabeth married Ken ZIEMINSKI.


397. Thomas Jackson FISHER Junior. Born on 6 Jul 1926 in Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in New York in Jun 2003.

In 1945 when Thomas Jackson was 18, he first married Peggy BUFORD.

They had the following children:
i. Barbara Jean.

ii. Nancy Sheryl.


In 1953 when Thomas Jackson was 26, he second married Claire SAUNDERS.

They had the following children:
i. Thomas Jackson.

ii. Gary.

iii. Acenah Marie.


398. Alice Frances FISHER. Born on 19 Feb 1928 in Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in Missouri in Jun 2003.

Alice Frances married Joseph ISAAC.

They had the following children:
i. Joseph Benton.

ii. Carol Frances.

iii. Mary Hannah.

iv. Jane Marie.


399. Catherine Louise FISHER. Born on 7 Jan 1930 in Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in Florida in Jun 2003.

In 1946 when Catherine Louise was 15, she married Charles William BLANKENSHIP.

They had the following children:
i. Patricia Ann.

ii. Charles William.

iii. Barbara Kay.

542 iv. Jeffery Lynn (1958-)

400. Robert Jerry FISHER. Born on 24 Aug 1931 in Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in Kentucky in Jun 2003. Alias/AKA: "Bobby".

In 1951 when Robert Jerry was 19, he married Dorothy Jean FOWLER.

They had the following children:
i. Donna Jere.

ii. Dennis Craig.


401. George Ralph FISHER Senior. Born on 21 Aug 1933 in Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in Jun 2003.

In Dec 1960 when George Ralph was 27, he married Jolean PIRTLE.

They had the following children:
i. Lisa Karen.

ii. Jeffery Hilliard.

543 iii. George Ralph (1962-)

402. James Ronald FISHER. Born on 25 Aug 1935. Resided in Virginia in Jun 2003.

James Ronald first married Margaret Elaine CORLETTI.

They had the following children:
544 i. Benton Vincent (1968-)
ii. Wesley Ronald.

iii. Frederick Mills.

iv. Martin Dudley.


In Jul 1994 when James Ronald was 58, he second married Lenyr RIBERT.

403. Paul Mills FISHER. Born on 26 Jun 1937 in Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in Jun 2003.

On 8 Sep 1966 when Paul Mills was 29, he married Beverly Ann NELSON.

They had the following children:
i. Jason.

ii. Paula Anne.


404. Richard Dean FISHER. Born on 28 Sep 1939 in Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee in Jun 2003.

Richard Dean married Mary Jane PATTERSON.

They had the following children:
i. Sally Winters.

ii. Richard Dean.

545 iii. John Benton (1969-)

405. David Lynn FISHER. Born on 11 May 1941 in Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in Jun 2003.

David Lynn married Annette CARTER.

They had the following children:
i. Brett Mabry.

ii. Leslie Lynn.

iii. Rowland Roark.


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