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Obituary – Henry “Hank” Fischer

Henry David (Hank) Fischer was born November 24, 1958, in Rolla, Mo., to Alfred and Nellie Fischer, and passed away February 18, 2022, in Springfield, Mo.

Henry graduated from Licking High School in 1977, and Missouri State University in 1981. Henry could sell anything and achieved many sales awards throughout his career. He was a kind man, made friends who lasted a lifetime, and was loved by many.

Henry is survived by his longtime partner, Lisa; his sister, Linda (David) James; his aunt, Hazel (Wade) Gomez; Lisa’s family; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Carol.

As Henry was an avid, lifelong hunter and fisherman, in lieu of flowers his family and friends ask you to consider a donation in Henry’s name to the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation. You may make your donations to or by calling 573-634-2080. Please designate your donation for Kids Fishing Activities and be sure to write Henry’s name in the ‘tribute gift box’. There will be a private family burial in Craddock Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Fox Funeral Home.


  1. Larry Smiley Miller on February 23, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Henry was a friend during HS. We were in choir together, raced our cars against each other and had some good ole conversations. R.I.P. Henry.

  2. Jim Cotton on February 28, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Hank was a couple of years ahead of me in high school, but I got to know him well when he was front man and lead singer for our band “Deacon Blues“. Nobody ever had more energy and vitality as a lead singer. I have wonderful memories of practicing and playing gigs around the licking area. I’m so thankful that Hank and I had a little bit of time to get caught up just recently, January 12 and 13th. He was looking forward to a visit, maybe playing some music. He told me that he had hurt his back very seriously in a tractor accident, had to give him a lot of pain, but then in the next sentence he was off to help a buddy with MS move some firewood. That’s the kind of guy he was, full of life, kindness and positivity. I wish his family the best in their loss, and will always remember him fondly.

    Jim Cotton

  3. Randy Mattison on March 12, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Hank and I worked together at Reliable Chevrolet
    For a few years.We became pals and fished together many times.Hank never met a stranger and could make anyone laugh.He loved music and story telling.He will be missed.RIP my friend.

  4. Tim S Garton on November 19, 2022 at 11:56 am

    I met Hank at Reliable Chevrolet. He was in the New Truck Dept as a salesman. I worked in the Service Dept. We had many conversations about hunting, fishing, sports. He was a good man. RIP my friend.

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