|Birth: ||May 22, 1932|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 2007|
**Mr. Fishback was the nicest man you could ever meet. His wife was my & my husband's kindergarten teacher over 30 years ago and still remembers us.
They were the most wonderful people you would like to meet. Everyone who knew them, loved them. Jannie really misses her Fishback. She had a stroke shortly after her husband passed away.**
James Edward Fishback Sr., 75, of Mount Clemens, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at home. He was born May 22, 1932, in Petersburg, Tenn.
He was baptized in 1944 and added to the Church of Christ in Nashville, Tenn. Soon after, he became a student at Nashville Christian Institute. He continued his Christian journey and became a member of The Northbroadway Church of Christ in Mount Clemens and was faithful until his death.
Mr. Fishback completed high school in 1949, and in 1951 joined the U.S. Air Force. He continued his education through the service, pursuing a career in medicine. In his short stay of 75 years, he became entrenched in community affairs. After spending 20 years in the Air Force he and his family settled in Mount Clemens. He served on the school board at St. Mary's Elementary School and was an active board member of the YMCA. He was appointed to the first cable commission in Mount Clemens, was president of River Acres Community Subdivision and president of the Selfridge Credit Union Board.
Other accomplishments include opening Bar B Que restaurants in Mount Clemens and Flint, and becoming part owner in a physical therapy clinic in Detroit and Macomb County. He was one of the original partners of United Memorial Funeral Home.
He served as base first sergeant, worshipful master of the M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM of Washington, and its jurisdiction Alpha Lodge No. 52, inspector general of the United Supreme Council, Northern Lights Consistory No. 72 Valley of Anchorage, Alaska, Noble Imperial Council Al-Hejaz Temple No. 99.
Fishback, as he was affectionately called, reached out to everyone and was truly loved for his caring ways.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 49 years, Jannie; children James II (Diane) Jacquese, Jeanine, Jeffrey (Eraina); special niece Barbara (Charles) Robinson of Clinton Township; grandchildren, Lindsey Knoodle, Braxton Roland, Re'Jean Rouse; special great-niece, Brittany Robinson; sisters, Martha Wilhoite of Nashville and Novella Hendrich of Denver, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Daisy Fishback of Knoxville, Tenn., Doris English of Compton, Calif., Daisy Fishback of Knoxville, Tenn., JoAnn English of Denver, Colo., Beatrice Plump of Vallejo, Calif., Ada M. Tooma of Vicksburg, Miss., Merdis (Elisha) Johnson of Jackson, Miss., Dorothy Downing of Chicago, Ill., and Katie Funches of Country Club Hills, Ill.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Felix and Jennie; and brothers, Henry Clay, Bailey Ray, William Franklin Fishback, Paul D., Ernest, Billy and William English.
Aside from immediate family, he was privileged to have a vast extended family that he loved as his own sons, daughters and grandchildren, including Jimmy and Jewel Dixon; Alex and Belinda Harrington; Roger and Ellen Bunton; Shelley Porter; LaFrance, LaRue and Kirby Bearden; Sylvia Braden; Qiana Dixon; Sonya Johnson; and Stanley Davidson.
Visitation is noon-9 p.m. today at United Memorial Funeral Home, 75 Dickinson St., Mount Clemens, and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday. Family hour is noon Tuesday at North Broadway Church of Christ, 260 North Broadway, Mount Clemens. Funeral services will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church with Dr. James E. Thompson officiating.
Entombment will be at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East in Clinton Township.
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Record added: Dec 22, 2007
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