Desmon Fisk

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

BERTRAND, Mo. — Desmon Duard Fisk was born May 3, 1927, in Rector, Arkansas, to the late Enoch Albert Fisk and Hettie Elizabeth Beaton Fisk. 

He departed this life on Jan. 21, 2023, at the Bertrand Nursing Center at the age of 96. Desmon loved the Lord and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston, Missouri.

Desmon served in the United States Army in 1945 and 1946, at the end of WWII. Then again from 1950 to 1956 in the Army Reserve. On Oct. 12, 1952, he married Betty Jean Vavak.

In 1953, he began working for the National Home Gas Company in Hayti, Missouri. Desmon retired in 1991 from the Associated Natural Gas Company in Charleston, Missouri.

Desmon was a radio-controlled airplane enthusiast and a longtime member of the Semo R/C Flyers. He also loved to pick a little on his guitar and fiddle.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Fisk of Sikeston; one son, John (Teresa) Fisk of Sikeston; two grandchildren, Brian (Mindy) Fisk of Sikeston and Taylor Fisk of Sikeston; and four great grandchildren, Henry Fisk, Jack Fisk, Amelia Fisk, and Theodore Fisk of Sikeston.

Three sisters-in-law, Bonnie Fisk of Paragould, Arkansas; Judy C. Vavak of Kennett, Missouri; and Judy L. Vavak of Kennett, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were four brothers, two sisters, five sisters-in-law, and five brothers-in-law: J.D. and Catherine Fisk, Gerald and Lillian Fisk, Dan and Phyllis Fisk, Harold Fisk, Robert and Garnetta Starnes, Vallie Jo Fisk, Jack and Shirley Vavak, Bill and Mable Vavak, Junior Vavak, and Paul Vavak.

The visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at noon at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. Officiating will be Brother John Tarter of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

The interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett. Pallbearers will be Perry Starnes, Timothy Fisk, Jeff Vavak, Tom Vavak, Brian Wrather and Dean Wrather. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Vavak and William Wrather.

We love and will miss you a bushel and a peck!

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