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Lloyd Daniel Fisher

ELIZABETH CITY — On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, Lloyd Daniel Fisher, loving husband, father, and “Papaw,” went to be with the Lord at the age of 90.

Lloyd was born on Aug. 13, 1929, in Sladesville to the late Dan and Lizzie Ball Fisher. Born during the Great Depression, he worked on the family farm until he was drafted and served his country with the U.S. Army Infantry in Korea. After returning from the war, he met his bride of 60 years, Nelda Adams Fisher.

Retiring as a bridge tender from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he continued bridge tending with a private company for the remainder of his career. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing (especially with his grandkids), gardening (best “mater” ever), and spent many hours at ball fields watching game after game. Other enjoyments included his membership in the Swan Quarter Christian Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Wilbur and Lattie Fisher, and by a sister, Gladys Lupton.

Surviving and cherishing his memory in addition to his wife, Nelda, are his girls, Donna Parker (Stephen), of Sunbury, and Lisa Wood (Bobby), of Shawboro; two sisters, Audrey Simmons, of Fairfield, and Mary McKinney, of Roanoke Rapids; and his “pride and joy,” four grandchildren, Mandy Bartley (Evan), Adam Parker (Meghan), Gunner Wood (Adrien), and Daniel Wood; and six great-grandchildren, Haven, Trevor, Andrew, Elijah, Merryn, and James. He was also loved by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m. in the Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Chapel, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford, and will be conducted by Minister Mike Caton. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City. Friends may join the family in the funeral home the hour prior to services on Saturday, and all other times at the residence, 2205 W. Main St. Extended, Elizabeth City.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to Robyn, Heather and the rest of the Albemarle Hospice team for the extraordinary care given to their loved one during his very difficult time of declining health.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.