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Clyde Royce “Fish” Kisselburg

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 9th, 2013

Mr. Clyde Royce “Fish” Kisselburg, age 86 of McCaysville, Ga. passed away Dec. 29, 2012.  Clyde was born Feb. 18, 1926 in McCaysville, Ga. to the late Pearley Lee Kisselburg and Myrtle Kaylor Kisselburg.

He lived in McCaysville all his life except for a 15-year period of time when he resided in Globe, Ariz. Like his father and many of his brothers, he was a master lead burner traveling across the United States for his trade. True to his nickname, he was an avid sportsman who loved to stream fish, fly fish, hunt and camp all over the beautiful mountains of the Copper Basin area. He enjoyed many great fishing and camping adventures with his Dad, brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. Fish served as a Gunnery Sergeant in the Army and was also a former member and Judge Advocate of the American Legion Post 241 in McCaysville. He met Judy Heron on a job in Globe, Ariz. and was married for 14 years. They remained good friends even after parting ways. He was a dedicated family man giving all of his love and support to his daughter Julie, son Jim and grandchildren. He will be missed everyday as a loving father, papa, brother, uncle and friend.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Taylor, and three brothers, Winfred Kisselburg, Edwin Kisselburg and Pearley Kisselburg, Jr.

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Julie Ann and Randee Johnson; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Rhonda Kisselburg; granddaughters, Jacqueline Kisselburg and Lexee Johnson; grandson, Garrett Royce Johnson; ex-wife, Judy Kisselburg; sisters, Dorothy “Dot” Sullivan and Gurnell “Teeny” Panter; and brother, Don Kisselburg.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Matthew McDaniel officiating. Interment followed at Crestlawn Cemetery with an open house reception immediately following at Pat’s Country Kitchen.

Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, Ga. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

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