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John Benard Fisher III

March 1, 1935 ~ June 11, 2017 (age 82)
John Benard Fisher, III, beloved husband, father and friend went to be with his Lord June 11, 2017.
John, “Mr. Incredible”, was born March 1, 1935 to Erna and John B. Fisher Jr. in Kingsville, TX. He was raised in Kingsville and graduated from H.M. King High School in 1953. He then attended Texas A&M College and was a member of “A” infantry. He graduated in 1957 and proudly wore his Aggie ring for 50 years. He married the former Jacqueline Stewart in 1958 in Corpus Christi. John and Jackie began their married life with an active duty tour in the Army at Fort Lewis in Washington State. They then came back to Texas where John began a teaching career in Calvert and Premont, Texas. He left teaching and began a career at Central Power and Light (now AEP). He worked for the company for over 10 years and lived in Corpus Christi, Weslaco and Portland Texas. He was an active member in the National Guard and served as a company commander at the National Guard Armory in Alice, Texas. After he left CP&L he became the marketing director for State National Bank of Robstown. John was an active member of the community, serving as president of the Robstown Rotary Club, various committees for the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show and was an active member of his church. He was also on the board of the Calallen High School Booster Club and coached several girls’ softball teams. He retired from the bank, but did not retire from his busy life. John and Jackie bought a condominium complex on North Padre Island. They ran Fortuna Bay Bed and Breakfast for 22 successful years before finally retiring in 2015. John, again, was active in the community, serving on the POA Board, Padre Island Business Association and any and all activities on the island. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Kenneth Fisher. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Jacqueline, his daughters Melissa Lee Feinstein (Jeff), Martha Lynn Durham (Allen), Margaret Lucille Sita(Paul) and his son Michael Benard Fisher (Gail), 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

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