Duncan Guild Fisher, 91, active golfer who started the Tartan Classic golf tournament

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Duncan Guild Fisher
Duncan Guild Fisher

Duncan Guild Fisher, 91, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Williamsburg, Va.

Born in LaGrange, Ill., on July 7, 1925, (on the kitchen table), he attended school in LaGrange, graduating in 1943 from Lyons Township High School.

After two years in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he attended Michigan State University for four years, where he was outstanding on the golf team. In business, Duncan was an area manager of Blue Bell Inc., a company that made Wrangler jeans and sportswear. He retired after 27 years.

Duncan was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence V. Fisher and Virginia Pike Fisher; his first wife, Jean Sturner, the mother of their four children, Barbara G. Fisher, Duncan F. Fisher, Virginia Wood and Fal, and Nancy Werner and Jeff. He has two grandsons, Jeffrey and Dylan. Duncan married Barbara Vear in 1988, adding her children to their combined family, Sherie McGowan and Bill, Brad Vear and Ruslyn, Patti Taylor and Rich, Tom Vear and Jen, Don Vear and Maureen, Bob Vear and Lynn, Bill Vear and Janna, and Andy Vear and Mo. There are 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

While living in LaGrange, Duncan was an active golfer and started a tournament at LaGrange Country Club called the Tartan Classic, which is still played after 36 years. He enjoyed painting with oils, was a master gardener for many years, and loved travel – visiting all the states in their R.V. and many foreign countries as well. He always had a great love of learning. He treasured his many friends and kept in contact with them.

The Fishers have lived in Williamsburg for the last 24 years, now residing at Windsor Meade. He was active in the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. His memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the church.

Duncan will be remembered as a gentle-man.

In lieu of flowers a contributions may be made to the church.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.nelsencares.com.