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Lance Godwin Fisher, Sr.

June 12, 1938 ~ December 21, 2018 (age 80)

Mr. Lance Godwin Fisher, Sr., 80, of Oak Hall, VA, husband of the late Barbara Williams Fisher, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 at his son’s home in Salisbury, MD.

Born June 12, 1938 in Sanford, VA, he was a son of the late Walter Jackson Fisher, Sr. and Naomi Godwin Fisher.  Lance spent his life in and around the commercial seafood business working as a commercial waterman, as owner and operator of Captain Fisher’s Seafood Company and a line of commercial trucks, served as vice president of Eastern Shore Seafood products, in Mappsville, VA, and regularly purchased oysters.  Never scared of a hard day’s labor, Lance was dedicated to his businesses and continued to work until a month before his passing.  He will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to his family and his legacy.      

Survivors include his two sons, Lance G. “Lanny” Fisher, Jr. and his wife Paula of Salisbury, and Charles S. “Chuck” Fisher and his wife Kim of Oak Hall, VA; six grandchildren, Cole, Lance G. III, Trey, Laura, Megan and Caroline Fisher; brother, Phillip Fisher of Sanford; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife and parents, Lance was predeceased by two sisters, Elsie Fedderman and Arenthia Fisher; and two brothers; Walter J. Fisher, Jr. and Mark Fisher.  

To honor Lance’s wishes, funeral services will be private.  Should friends desire to contact his son’s Lanny or Chuck, they can be reached via email at or   

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Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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