of Gamaliel, AR
April 4, 2021
Herbert (Herb) John Fischer, Jr., 83, of Gamaliel, Arkansas passed away on April 4, 2021, at his home. He was born on October 2, 1937, to the late Herbert John and Merritt (Hunt) Fischer in Shreveport, Louisiana. In addition to being an airline pilot he was also a smokejumper. Herbert enjoyed flying, drumming, scuba diving and spending time with his family and his dog, Murphy. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty; three children: Vicki Oldham (Dub), John Gary Fischer and Carl Scott Fischer; six grandchildren: Kaeli Elizabeth Fischer Taylor, John Gavin Fischer (Karin), Kiersten Leigh Fischer, Kai Fischer, Stephanie Renee` Oldham and Wesley Ryan Oldham; two great grandchildren: Desmond and Kaia Fischer; one sister, Sherie Krause and husband, Larry; one nephew: Lawrence Evan Krause and wife, Trang; two nieces: Kim Sepeda and Kelly Simmons (Brad).He was preceded in death by his parents.A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 312 W. North St., Mtn. Home.
Herb will be greatly missed. I will certainly miss his pilot stories both military and civilian. He most certainly could have written a book on his life adventures. He was full of life.
I met Herb while jumping on fires in Montana and Idaho in the late 1950's. Herb was a great guy, always a lot of fun, and certainly lead an interesting life. He will be missed by many people.
A good man. My sympathy to the family. God bless.