"Station 23"


 George Fisher  Memorial


George Wendell Fisher III was 23-year veteran of the fire service with Sandy Bottom VFD. George joined in 1988 and was an active member until his death in 2011. George died from a LODD cardiac event after a structure fire. At the time of his death, George was a Suppression Captain and the President of the Board of Directors of Sandy Bottom VFD. Over the years, he had held virtually every position in our department from Firefighter to Fire Chief, and served on the Board for over 15 years.

Many others know George as the long-time owner/operator of the Auto & Muffler Center on Heritage St. in Kinston. “One more muffler!” was the common reply to the question of how long before he knocked off for the evening.

George is survived by his wife Sandy, daughters Jennifer and Lindsay, and grandchildren Ethan, Anna George, Quinn and Landon, all of whom continue to support Sandy Bottom VFD fundraisers and activities.

The George Fisher Memorial Scholarship is a one-time award of $3000 to a graduating Senior of a Lenoir County High School (South Lenoir, North Lenoir, Kinston High, Parrott or Bethel). The Senior must be an active member in good standing with his/her Lenoir County Volunteer Fire Department (Deep Run, Grifton, Hugo, La Grange, North Lenoir, Pink Hill, Sand Hill, Sandy Bottom, Seven Springs, Southwood or Wyse Fork). The recipient is selected annually based on financial need, character, scholarship, community involvement, academic promise and the desire by the applicant for further education or training.

Contact President Timmy Mooring. Scholarship applications are due no later than May 5. Additional requirements and other important information are listed on the application.

                                                                                  George Fisher






                                                      George Fisher 2015 Scholarship