Lloyd Gene Fisher passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 18, 2016.
Lloyd was a native of Brevard and spent most of his adult life convincing people that Brevard was the best place in the world to live.
He was a graduate of Brevard High where he had the privilege of playing on the first integrated football team in North Carolina and the 1963 State Championship Football team coached by Cliff Brookshire. Lloyd also played in the 1963 Shrine Bowl Game.
He continued his education at UNC-CH where he was a fierce linebacker for the Tar Heels. He remained an avid Tar Heel fan.
In addition to his love for the Tar Heels, Lloyd was an avid trout fisherman. He fished the rivers of WNC as well as Montana and Alaska.
Always the adventurers, Lloyd and his family traveled the globe. Together they visited all seven continents and over 80 countries. Through their travels, they encountered a wide variety of people and customs. To them, any new experience was an adventure.
After a brief period of coaching and teaching, Lloyd entered the real estate profession, as a salesman at Connestee Falls when the project was in its earliest stages of development. In 1977, he opened Fisher Realty, which began as a one-man, one-room operation and eventually became one of the leading real estate firms in Western North Carolina.
Always willing to serve the community he loved, Lloyd served on various boards and committees. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Board of Directors at United Community Bank, the Board of Trustees of Brevard College, and the Board of Directors of Transylvania Vocational Services. He was also a member of First United Methodist Church.
Known for his easy-going manner and sense of humor, Lloyd had many friends from all walks of life and treasured each of them equally. The last weeks of his life were a homecoming when friends came from far and near to spend time with him once more.
Lloyd is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Mary Kathryn, his son Art, his daughter Amy and husband Erik Wahus, and his granddaughter Caroline who, for reasons known but to her, always called him "B". She was the light of his life. He is also survived by sister Myrna Mulkey and husband Bob of Brevard; brother Gary Fisher and wife Betty of Falls Church, Virginia; brother-in-law Hank Moffitt and wife Robin; nephew Greg Mulkey and wife Kristi of Matthews, NC; niece Kara Ries and husband Greg of Waxhaw, NC; Hilary McCall and husband Daniel, and Nathalie Britt and husband Danny of Brevard. He also had several grand nieces and nephews as well as a number of cousins in the area.
Services will be held on Saturday, September 24 at 3:00 PM at the Porter Center on the campus of Brevard College. The Reverend Mike Holder, pastor of First United Methodist Church and The Reverend Dr. David Joyce, President of Brevard College will officiate. A reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the institutions that were dearest to his heart - First United Methodist Church, 325 North Broad Street, Brevard, NC 28712; Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712; and Transylvania Vocational Services, 11 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard, NC 28712.
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September 24, 2016
September 24, 2016