In Memory

Peggy Adams (Fischer) - Class Of 1948

On April 20, 2020, Peggy Adams Fischer's spirit climbed to the top of the mountain to be carried off into the heavens. She was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Jenkins, Kentucky, just over the Virginia state line, she attended the University of Kentucky. She studied both TV and Radio Broadcasting and Elementary Education. Peggy did intern work at TV stations in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH, before returning to her hometown to teach fifth grade. Peggy was the daughter of Claiborne Bascom "C.B." and Ruby Cooper Adams

After her marriage to her college sweetheart, George Fischer, she worked to establish a strong, nurturing and loving family for her husband and son in Roanoke, VA. She privately tutored, and prepared special records and reports for federal projects at her husband's business. She was an active band parent during her son's high school years, and a long-time member of Greene Memorial United Methodist Church. She enjoyed square dancing with George for many years, and was a member of the Garden Gate Garden Club. Her biggest joy was being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She leaves behind her devoted and faithful husband, George, to whom she was married for almost 66 years. She is also survived by her son, Richard (Martha) and grandchildren Bradley Fischer (Rachel) and Ashleigh Fischer; great grandson Daniel Fischer; step grandchildren Laura Brooke Rich (Kyle Counce) and Kathryn Tapp (Nick) as well as 6 step great grandchildren; sister Lois Adams Miller, niece Nancy Morrow (Bob), nephew John Miller (Sandy) and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements are being handled by Oakey's Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held Friday, April 24.

Peggy strongly believed that a friendly hug gave a sense of well being and was a proper greeting to family and friends. In lieu of flowers or donations, her desire would be that you share a friendly and loving hug with someone once the social distancing has ceased.