Richard "Wade" Fisk, 86 passed away on April 30, 2018, at his home in Coral Gables. In his final days, he was surrounded by loving family and friends. All of those that knew him called him Wade.
He taught Physical Education for 37 years with Dade County Public Schools. He served his country during the Korean War in the Army.
In high school and college, he was a pole vaulter and high jumper, and placed as an alternate pole vaulter at the 1956 Olympics. During his time as a lifeguard in California, he was taught to use the newly invented Aqua Lung (Scuba Tanks) by its inventor, Jacques Cousteau. He loved sports and played tennis, racquetball, golfing, fishing and loved to swim.
He is a graduate of North Texas and obtained a Master's degree in Physical Education and Administration.
He was an lifetime honorary member of the Elks Lodge 948 and also ran the Hoop Shoot for many years. Wade was also a member of the American Legion.
He had a passion for music and loved singing his songs and playing the ukulele.
He is predeceased by his daughter, Cindy Fisk Hembrough. He is survived by his wife, Betty; his son Robert, wife Maria; granddaughters, Brittany Klay, and Hannah Hembrough; sister Norma Jean; nieces, Nancy, Peggy and nephews, Vince and Jimmy.
Visitation will be from 5-8 pm on Sunday, 5/6/18 at Stanfill Funeral Home. Burial services will take place at 11 am on Saturday, 5/12/18 in Fernandina Beach, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Miami American Legion Post #31, 7710 SW 59 Avenue, South Miami, FL 33143.