Clarence was a friendly, outgoing man who made friends wherever he went. When word of his death spread, there was a "tremendous outpouring" of sympathy, his daughter said.
"He was an upstanding man, and well-loved," she said.
Clarence was a 1955 graduate of John Bartram High School. He served stateside in the Marine Corps, then received his real-estate broker's license from Temple University's Real Estate School.
He established C.R. Fisher Real Estate in Mount Airy in 1979, and was highly regarded in the field for his dedication to his clients' interests and his honesty.
In 1997, he joined Cardinal Financial Mortgage Bankers, from which he retired in 2012.
In the '70s, Clarence took his passion for golf into the creation of the local chapter of the National Negro Golf Association, and became a charter member.
The association has annual tournaments all over. At the moment, it is being played in San Diego, and in October moves to the Dominican Republic.
Clarence, a determined duffer, attended as many get-togethers as he could. His last tournament was in May in Atlanta. He accumulated a number of trophies in his golfing career.
Clarence was also active in Democratic politics and worked on the campaigns of a number of candidates.
Besides his daughter, he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen Fisher; two sons, Clarence Fisher III and William Troy; two brothers, Edward and Michael Fisher; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and his former wife, Georgianne Fisher. He was predeceased by another daughter, Nanette Harold.
Services: 11 a.m. today at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Germantown, 41 W. Rittenhouse St. Friends may call at 9 a.m.