Alva Louis “Al” Fischer, 90, of Oak Ridge entered into eternal life on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
Al, known to family and friends as “Pop,” was born Jan. 30, 1923, the son of Fritz and Hazel Fischer and the younger brother of Fred and Shirley. He grew up in the Ft. Sanders area of Knoxville, graduated from Knoxville High School in 1941, and married the love of his life, Dorothy Kidd, in 1942.
He attended the University of Tennessee prior to joining the U. S. Army during World War II, serving in Germany, France, and England. In 1945, Al and Dot settled in Oak Ridge where they raised their five sons. Al worked at Union Carbide for 40 years in Special Materials Procurement, and after his retirement joined Dot in operating Jackson Square Antique Shoppe.
He was a longtime deacon and Sunday School teacher at Central Baptist Church and was in recent years the senior member of High Places Community Church, where he was cherished by the entire congregation. He was a Vols fan, enjoyed fishing and classic movies, supported a foster child and many other charities, and was the beloved patriarch of a large family. [Read more…]