Kenneth “Buck” Fisher, Sr., 53, of Assumption, IL, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at his residence.  Buck was born August 22, 1966 in Marion, IL, the son of John F. and Carol Ann (York) Fisher.  He married Kristine E. Newlin on October 4, 1987 in Mattoon, IL.


Buck graduated from Mattoon High School, and drove semi-trucks for a number of trucking companies over the years. He was ornery, tough, and funny, and would do anything that needed to be done to take care of his family.  Buck loved motorcycles, fast cars, and rock and roll, and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.


He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Freddie Fisher.


Buck is survived by his wife, Kristine E. Fisher of Assumption, IL; children, Kaylee Fisher of Newton, IL, Kenneth A. (wife, Sarah) Fisher, Jr. of Mattoon, IL, Keashia (husband, Colton) Pettyjohn of Mattoon, IL, Kortney Fisher of Taylorville, IL, and Kendra Fisher of Assumption, IL; and 6 grandchildren.


In accordance with Buck’s wishes, cremation will be provided and no ceremonies will be held.


The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 with arrangements.  Please visit to offer condolences to the family.

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