Don Charles Fisher, 85, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017, from complications
of colon cancer. A native Tulsan, Charles was born February 14, 1932 to
Mabel Audrey Burns and William Eugene Fisher. He leaves behind his lifelong
sweetheart Lorelei June (Bergdorf) Fisher, daughter Lorna Fisher Acuña,
daughter Dr. Holly Fisher Britt and son-in-law Paul Britt, grandchildren
Alonna McClung, Gabriel Acuña, Anacarina Acuña, Lorelei
Acuña, Chase Biggs, and Olivia Britt, and great-granddaughter Lily,
as well as his sister Alice E. Nobbs. He was preceded in death by his
parents and his older brother Harold E. Fisher.
"Mr. Fisher" retired from Tulsa Public Schools as a math teacher
with service at several schools, including Foster and Gilcrease Junior
High schools. An avid athlete, Charles attended Central High School, lettering
in football and baseball and involved in wrestling and basketball. In
1950, Central won baseball State Championship with Charles as pitcher.
He was awarded 1950 All State Pitcher and Most Valuable Player for the
North-South All Star game. He served as a sergeant in the army, stationed
at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and earned a bachelors degree in mathematics
from The University of Tulsa.
Charlie loved keeping busy outdoors and made many friends through hobbies
of golf, tennis, bicycling, tinkering with cars, growing vegetables, and
mowing grass (often anonymously) for others. A natural mentor and teacher,
Charles embodied fairness, kindness, teamwork, and competition. He had
a keen sense of humor and was a fan of ice cold Dr. Pepper and thrift
store bargain hunting.
In lieu of services, the family encourages friends, colleagues, and acquaintances
to join them in honoring Charles Fisher's memory through an active
gesture of kindness for someone else. Mow someone's lawn, toss a football
with the kid next door, or lend a tool or a hand to a neighbor. Memorial
contributions can be made to Sertoma Eastside Emporium Thrift Shop, 1215
S. Memorial, Tulsa, OK, 74112 or Hospice of Green Country, 1120 S. Boston,
#200, Tulsa, OK, 74119.