Steve: My Dad, Luther (Red) Fisher passed away last Friday Morning. He died peacefully in his sleep. He was a wonderful father
and left an an amazing legacy through the work he has done and through his seven children and numerous grand children and
great grand children. We love you Dad. Thank you for being such a devoted and loving father. Here's his obituary for anyone
who wants to know about the funeral arrangements or know more about his life
Dr. Luther Calvin Fisher III, M.D., age 80, passed away on July 1st, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. A Memorial Service will be held on July 16
at 11am at St. James Episcopal Church on Oak Ridge Drive in Jackson, Mississippi. A visitation will be held at St. James prior to the service at 10am.
Interment will follow at the Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery in Madison.
Dr. Fisher was born on July 12, 1935 and grew up in Pensacola Florida. He was married to Mary Martha Craig on December 30, 1957 and together
they had seven children. He attended Emory University for three years before being accepted to Tulane University Medical School where he earned
his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1960. After graduating from medical school he completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of
Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi in 1965.
Dr. Fisher practiced medicine for 35 years and lived with his family in many places including Jackson, Mississippi, Houston, Texas, Pensacola,
Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Taos, New Mexico. During the Vietnam War he served in the US Army at Fort Gordon, Georgia, treating wounded
soldiers. From 1968-1971 he lived in Ethiopia with his family and worked as a medical missionary providing medical care, primarily reconstructive
surgery for leprosy patients. He also trained Ethiopian doctors and was instrumental in bringing orthopedic surgery to the country. Following his
return from Ethiopia, he practiced medicine for three years in Pensacola, Florida, before moving to Houston, Texas where he worked in a free clinic
and was very involved in his church. In 1977, Dr. Fisher was recruited to join the faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he
served as an Orthopedic Surgeon and taught medical students and residents until his retirement in 1995.
Dr. Fisher is survived by his sister, Cameron Smith, and his seven children, Luther (Luke) Fisher IV, Marion Hearon, Claire Kirkpatrick, Steven Fisher,
Lorenzo (Lenzy) Fisher, Peter Fisher and Joshua Fisher.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to an organization that supports the advancement of medical care in developing countries,
such as Health Volunteers Overseas (hvousa.org) or Doctors Without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org).