Danny Fyke Fisher 75 years old, of Niota, TN, died Thursday, January 28, 2021.
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Cause of death- A life well lived.
He was a man who loved his Family above all else and is survived by wife of 49 years Gayle Swift Fisher; Daughters Felicia, Fara, Faedra, Fannessa, and son Fyke along with his favorite sons-in-law Jeff, Alan and Seth He has seven wonderful grandchildren, Catie, Fisher, Carolina, Annagayle, Charlotte, Walker and Maggie; and brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Miriam Fisher.
Danny's parents were Harold Fyke Fisher and Margret Wright Hackney Fisher of Madison, TN.
Fisher held a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from the University of Tennessee. He held a PH.D. in Business Ethics from Oxford Graduate School. He was professor emeritus of business having taught at Tennessee Wesleyan University for 12 years. He is past president of the McMinn County University of Tennessee Alumni Association and member of the Board of Directors of the National Association.
Previously Fisher had been Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Plastic Industries for 28 years, where he introduced the Positive Employee Philosophy and the Life Long Education program which gained national recognition as a workplace educational model. He was on the Board of Directors of the Society of Plastic Industries, having co-authored the Financial Management Manual for the largest manufacturing association in the U.S. He founded the Risk Retention Insurance division of that group.
He was partner or co-founder of 12 local businesses, including Keith Meadows Subdivision and Shoney's Restaurant.
Active in community affairs, he served as treasurer of the United Way, Board of Directors of the Athens Kiwanis Club, taught the Aldersgate Sunday School class at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, and was chairman of the McMinn Library Board during the drive to build the current Fisher Library Building.
"Fisher won at the game of life." Family man-most of all! He was a renaissance man, he was a hard worker, educated, well read, self-content, moral, compassionate, an honest businessman and kept a sense of curiosity his entire life. He didn't miss much on the trip.
The family had a private service at Fisher Family Cemetery on the Fisher Farm in Niota.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Niota United Methodist Church in honor of the Church bells he loved, 10 W. Main Street, Niota, TN 37826