Sammie E. Fizer

July 12, 1944 ~ December 19, 2020 (age 76)


Sammie E. Fizer, 76, of Flemingsburg, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Meadowview Regional Hospital with his beloved wife by his side.  

Sammie was born on June 12, 1944 in Fleming County to Ray and Bessie Fizer.  He enjoyed farming with his father and working in the shop with his father and brother.  During his life Sammie served in various capacities, including deputy sheriff in Fleming County, a volunteer with the Mt. Carmel Fire Department and EMT/Ambulance Service, team member at the US Shoe Factory, and member of the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Board.  He also was owner of Fizer Dairy where he worked alongside his cherished daughter, Stephanie.  In his latter years, Sammie owned Tyler Electric where he was a certified  master electrician.  

As a hobby, Sammie enjoyed working with his many and various tools as a skilled craftsman in the areas of rebuilding machinery and home improvement.  On many Saturday evenings, Sammie could be found at Kevin Boling’s Auction House with his good friend Jim Wilson. 

Sammie considered his loving grandson, Tyler, as one of his great blessings.  His years of mentoring and spending time with Tyler gave Sammie much happiness.  

Sammie was preceded in death by his father and mother; siblings Roy Fizer and Lois Taylor; his first wife, Sharon Fizer; and his daughter, Stephanie Grimes.  He leaves behind his wife, Marita; his children Mike (Melissa) Ford, Charles (Deanna) Ford, and Natalie (Mark) Leet.  His eight grandchildren include Dalton Leet, Tyler (Alicia) Grimes, Ryan Ford, Olivia (Coty) Johnson, Makayla Ford, Chase Ford, Andrew Ford, Chloe Leet, and Emily Paisley.  Sammie leaves two great-grandchildren, Owen Matthew and Rayleigh Ann Grimes.  

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home with Mike Ford officiating.  Service will be live streamed online at  Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Pallbearers are Charles Ford, Mark Leet, Brandon Sanders, Dalton Leet, Tyler Grimes, Ryan Ford, Chase Ford, and Andrew Ford.  Honorary Pallbearers are Olivia Leet, Makayla Ford, Chloe Leet, Emily Paisley, Jim Wilson, Matt Grimes, and Coty Johnson. 

In compliance with the state mandate, masks are required for those in attendance of all services.  Friends may offer online condolences at

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Sammie’s honor to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

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December 22, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 W. Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

Funeral Service
December 23, 2020

11:00 AM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 W. Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

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