Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Michael Anthony Fischer

Michael Anthony Fischer, 58, of Albemarle, NC passed away Wednesday December 26, 2018 in CHS-Stanly. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:30 PM at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 16592 St. Martin Road, Albemarle, NC with visitation after the service. Pastor Fred Guy will officiate.

Michael was born January 15, 1960 in Erie County, NY and was the son of Ethel Rose Mandelaro Fischer (of FL) and the late Arthur John Fischer.

Michael is survived by his wife Jenell L. Davis Fischer of the home. His daughter, Jennifer Hendrix of LA, her husband Shane and seven grandchildren. His “other” (step) children: Jason Davis, wife Sarah and three grandchildren; Carrie Pressler, husband Travis and one grandson; Brian Davis, wife Roberta and five grandchildren; Michael Davis and wife Michelle and four grandchildren. His sisters, Noreen Lester and husband Randy of FL; Amy Albers and her husband Jeff of GA.; his brother, Art Fischer and wife Chris of GA. and his nieces and nephews of GA.

Michael was a commercial electrician most of his life. On holidays, he enjoyed baking cookies for the grandkids for some years. His passion for black powder shooting was known in both SASS and NCOWS. He was also a beekeeper.

The family would like to thank Dr. Raghava Induru and the wonderful team at Atrium Stanly along with Dr. Shelileah Newman in the Radiation Oncology and her staff for the care they provided for Michael.

 Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Fischer Family.


  • Patricia Posted December 27, 2018 8:25 am

    My heart goes out to you Jenell.

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 10:25 am

      Love you.

  • Jimmy Murray Posted January 7, 2019 2:27 pm

    Michael was always such gentleman and a gentle man. I am thankful for the time I was able to spend around him. He was a fine cowboy and a friend to me and to many others.

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 10:15 am

      Thank you Jimmy!

  • Dollar Bill Newman Posted January 7, 2019 4:11 pm

    When you hear someone say cowboy up , think of Jeb. There was no quit in him. He was one tough cowboy. I enjoyed shooting with him and thankfull to have known him .All his matches will be clean now.

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 10:17 am

      Thank you Dollar Bill. There was not quit in him till the end and then I think he probably said I ain’t quitting, I am just moving on.

  • Carol Pearson Davis Posted January 7, 2019 6:05 pm

    Will miss all of the wonderful things he did to make you happy as you were. He meant a great deal too many people. Shall continue to pray for you and the rest of the family as you move forward in this horrible tragedy.

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 10:20 am

      Thank you Carol. He is not in pain and boy do I miss his cooking! 🙂 I miss him just being in the next room. But he told me he felt the arms of Jesus so I am okay.

  • John Tracy Jr. AKA: Johnny Outlaw Posted January 7, 2019 7:04 pm

    He was a true cowboy in every way right down to his boots and black powder bullets. It was always fun to watch him shoot at the range, he did not spare any powder. We will all miss him. RIP

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 10:23 am

      Those boots were something else. I have no idea how many times they were resoled. I told him the last time, man we could just about buy a new pair for the resoling., he informed that those were broke in good and it would still be cheaper. Thank you.

  • Dee Davis Webb Posted January 7, 2019 8:54 pm

    I am so sorry. I am just finding out of his passing. I never got the opportunity to meet him, But I know he had to be a special guy, he had you by his side!

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 10:25 am

      Thank you Dee. He was special. He would probably had you laughing at some of his stories!

  • Karla Posted January 8, 2019 4:20 am

    We love you Jenell and are praying for you and the family ! May the Holy Spirit comfort and strong then your heart and life!

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 10:27 am

      Love you! I am doing well. I know his family misses him as I do.

  • Patrick Butterfield aka Jess Knotwright Posted January 9, 2019 11:22 am

    Sorry for your loss, prayers up for Michael.

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 10:28 am

      Thank you Patrick.

  • Henry Schlein Posted January 9, 2019 11:32 am

    Michael (Capt. JEB),

    You were always the heart and sole of our Cowboy matches. You exemplified the spirit of Cowboy and Western Action Shooting sports in every respect. Your example and deep level of dedication was paralleled. Rest in peace, Capt. JEB. It has been an honor to know you. Thank you for giving of your time and your spirit, to our posse. Adios, hermano y vaya con Dios. We will remember you.

    Sgt. Rick Henry,
    NCOWS Match Director.

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 10:29 am

      Thank you for your kind words, Sgt. Rick Henry!

  • Jake C. Posted January 9, 2019 1:30 pm

    I only knew Mr. Fischer from interactions with him online, on the CAS City Forums. He always struck me as a good guy, and I always enjoyed seeing what he had to say. I regret that I didn’t get the chance to know him better. Mrs. Fischer, my condolences for your’s and your family’s loss. May God bless you all.

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 10:30 am

      Thank you Jake.

  • Mike Owen Posted January 9, 2019 3:46 pm

    Sure will miss seeing Mike at the NCOWS events. He was a great guy. Mrs. Fisher my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all at this sad time.

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 3:00 pm

      Thank you Mike, he really enjoyed all the NCOWS events.

  • Ann Brown Posted January 9, 2019 4:31 pm

    Jenell, may God grant you, your family, and Michael’s family peace and acceptance during this time of loss. Michael fought the good fight, and you were right there by his side throughout the journey. I am thankful the two of you found one another and enjoyed your time together. That was such a blessing! Love and prayers, Ann

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 3:01 pm

      You may friend have been such an encourager! Missing him make me laugh.

  • Robert Snider Posted January 9, 2019 4:36 pm

    It was a pleasure to have known Capt Jeb. enjoyed shooting. May God take his family in His arms and comfort them, prayers are sent for all . Bobby Snider aka Kitfield Kid

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 3:03 pm

      Thank you Bobby.

  • Joe H Ray Posted January 9, 2019 5:32 pm

    Michael will be missed by all of us in the NCOWS community. He was a great friend and companion at our events. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family.

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 3:04 pm

      Thank you, Joe. He always enjoyed your company. Thank you for the card too.

  • Roger Ragland “Major” Posted January 9, 2019 6:05 pm

    Mike was special will never be forgotten. Gone on to scout ahead, but not from our memories.

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 3:05 pm

      Thank you for your kind words.

  • Bear Tooth Billy Posted January 9, 2019 8:14 pm

    So sorry to hear about JEB, we got to know him at our conventions, and soon realized
    he was an asset and good friend in our organization RIP

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 3:06 pm

      Thank you Bear Tooth Billy.

  • Quigley Posted January 10, 2019 10:06 am

    Vaya con Dios partner. Ride with God till we meet again.
    Captain Quigley
    1st U.S. Cavalry

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 3:06 pm

      Thank you.

  • Doc WHO Posted January 10, 2019 10:55 am

    Our NCOWS posse takes on the attributes of its members and leaders. Michael, Cpt. JEB, was held in highest esteem and will always be in our minds as the very best of the Cowboy way.

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 3:08 pm

      Doc Who, thank you so much for the kind words and card.

  • Lucky R. K. Posted January 10, 2019 11:13 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. I am very glad to know both of you and will cherish the memories of our shooting together.

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 3:13 pm

      Lucky, he always looked for you at the shoots. He so enjoyed shooting with his favorite arch rival.

  • Cheyenne Jim Posted January 10, 2019 2:59 pm

    Capt. Jeb. was the picture of the Old West Shootist. He was always helpful, welcoming to new shooters, and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed but not forgotten. May God bring comfort to Jenell and the rest of the family. .

    • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 3:15 pm

      Cheyenne Jim, you guys were all awesome working together. It was a pleasure to get to know all of you. He is definitely missed and who could forget that crazy man!

  • Manassas Posted January 11, 2019 2:38 pm

    Deepest condolences to the family of Michael “Capt. JEB Forrest” Fischer. He truly had the “Cowboy Spirit” and will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Jenell Posted February 12, 2019 3:17 pm

    Manassas thank you for the kind words and coming to the memorial. Wish I would have seen you. We sure won’t forget him either.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stanly overwhelmingly met or exceeded our family’s expectations. Family and friends both expressed how thoughtful, caring and professional they were. We’re glad you’re in Locust!


We never felt hurried or rushed in any way even though they had other funerals that day.  Everyone at Stanly Funeral Home made us feel like we were family and did everything they could for us in this most trying time in our lives.


Everyone went out of their way to make sure that every detail was good with me.  Their kindness, patience and love they show is superior.  Stephen Aldridge and his ENTIRE staff are the best.


The whole staff was wonderful but Stephen Aldridge was excellent, even sending us a note one month later.