Larry 'Smiling Larr' Leon Fisher

CLINTON — Larry “Smiling Larr” Leon Fisher, 54, of Clinton, passed awayat 5:50 a.m. on September 14, 2019, at his family home in Clinton.

Visitation will be from 4–8 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.  Services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Dean Alger and Pastor Darrell Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton.

Larry was born on January 31, 1965, in Paducah, Ky., the son of Lowell and Donna (Wigley) Fisher. He married Jeanne Bazzell April 22, 1987, Gilbertsville, Ky.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Fisher, Clinton; parents, Lowell and Donna Fisher, Argenta, Ill.; children, Jennie (Jason) Byrd, Minier, Ill.; Casey Fisher, Bloomington, Ill.; and Mackenzie (Shay) Starkey, Bloomington, Ill., grandchildren, Jaxson Byrd and Lucy Fisher, siblings, Jason (Lonni) Fisher, Decatur, Ill.; and Melissa Baldassari, Clinton, Ill, and father-in-law, Gene Bazzell, Arrowsmith, Ill.   He dearly loved all his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Don and Virginia Wigely, Albert and Ruby Johns, mother-in-law, Phyllis Bazzell, and grandmother-in-law, Leona Younger.

Larry loved working for Exelon, in Clinton, on the Finn Team and in the mechanical maintenance department. He also enjoyed hunting, classic cars and gun and knife smithing. He raced stock cars and wrestled in high school and achieved Eagle Scout rank at the age of 14, always excelling in everything he did. 

Memorials may be directed to the Lucy Fisher education fund.

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