The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will follow at Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Please also be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates to limit the number of attendees at all services at this time. We are limiting the number of attendees to no more than 10 at the funeral home chapel services and graveside services. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
Wilbur Lee Fish was born August 5, 1941 in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia to the late Eddie Lee Fish, Sr. and the late Mary Lizzie Meadows Fish. He was preceded in death by seven siblings, J. C. Fish, Eddie Lee Fish, Jr., Charlie C. Fish, Willie Henry Fish, Lotha Mae Fish, Betty Jean Fish Burley, and Raymond Fish. He acquired his primary education from the historic Ideal Elementary School of Ideal, Georgia and the historic Macon County High Training School. The family moved to New Castle, Pennsylvania where he continued his high school education. He joined the St. Paul Baptist Church of New Castle, Pennsylvania and served on the Deacon Board Ministry where he served until he moved back to his native land. After returning he connected back with Shady Grove Baptist Church of Ideal, Georgia. Wilbur Lee was a great traveler, he toured the Atlantic Coast and even traveled the Route 66. He enjoyed watching football and baseball. He will be remembered by all his young cousins as the one who wrestled with the alligators and bears.
He was the father of two sons; one son preceded him in death, Wilbur Lee Fish, Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memories: one son, Daniel Fish, Maryland; one grandson, Wilbur Lee Fish, III; three siblings, Rosa Lee Burton, Stockbridge, Georgia, Thomas Fish (Dorothy) Waddell, Arizona, and Ernest Lee Fish (Annett) New Castle, Pennsylvania; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including two devoted, Rev. Wayne Fowler and Brother Stanley Stewart; and a special long time friend Willie James Ogburn.