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Joe Thomas Fisher Jr. / April 06, 2017

Joe Thomas Fisher Jr., of Halifax, passed away April 4, 2017 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on June 8, 1926 and was 90 years of age. He was the son of the late Joe T. Fisher Sr. and the late Effie Farris Fisher. He was married to Justyne Bennett Fisher who survives.

He was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church, where he was a past superintendent of Sunday school and served on many committees. He served during World War II in the United States Army as a staff sergeant. He was a Mason for 50 years in Halifax Lodge 96, a member of VFW and American Legion Post 8.

Mr. Fisher is survived by his wife of 74 years, Justyne B. Fisher; one son, Joe T. Fisher III and wife Brenda of Halifax; two daughters, Diane Fisher Weatherford and husband William of Scottsburg and Brenda Fisher Poole and husband Bernard of Halifax; seven grandchildren, Sandie Cole and husband Joey, Jason Fisher and wife Cindy, Aaron Fisher and wife Army, Mark Conner, Ann Conner Jones and husband Keith, Bradford Poole, Justin Poole and wife Robyn and step-grandson, Tim L. Weatherford; 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Fisher and wife Kate of Brookneal and Douglas Fisher and wife Peggy of Nathalie; two sisters, Effie Mae Waller and husband Ray of Nathalie, Joanne Jackson of South Boston; very special friend, Dale Compton.

One brother, Ralph Fisher and one son-in-law, Harold W. “Skipper” Conner, preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. at McKendree United Methodist Church with Rev. James Brown officiating.

The family will receive friends at his home, 2183 L.P. Bailey Memorial Highway, Halifax.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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