Buster Fisher joined his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the age of 61. He was born April 1, 1958 in Kerrville, Texas. Buster was a graduate of McCollum High School in 1976. He graduated from UTSA, where he earned a Bachelor’s in History and a Master’s in Educational Administration. Buster married the love of his life, Soine Slaybaugh on December 31, 1997. They have six beloved children. Buster was a lifelong educator, teaching in the Dallas, Judson, and Harlandale School Districts. His favorite post was principal of Homer Schultz Elementary School in Harlandale, the position he retired from in 2011. Buster is survived by his wife Soine, father Elvis Fisher and stepmother Joanna, mother Sandra Lane, stepfather Lawrence, and children Sandra Jean, Elvis, Zachary, Marina, Diana, and Zilah, sister Lori Richter, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Buster was kind and loving. He had a great sense of humor and his laugh was contagious. By nature, he was a protector and comforter. He was devoted to educating children and an advocate for foster-care and adoption.

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  1. Teaching at Judson “in the day” was so fun. And Buster was a big part of that. One year I got a student teacher. He wasnt strong, though, so I never ventured far when I left the room. One day I sat down outside the classroom and cringed as I’d hear my student teacher scream at my kiddos. I turned to see Buster slowly taking one step at a time towards me as he whispered my name and quietly talked to me. Turned out he thought I’d had a nervous breakdown. Always caring, willing to help anyone. Although it has been years, his memory will always be with me. Taken too soon. Xoxo

  2. I’ll never forget the day when Buster first saw my Harley Davidson show bike. A glimmer in his eye gave me a hint he was up to something. Well, long story short, he ended up buying a Harley Davidson touring bike. He kept it only for a short while as he found out it takes a lot to ride such a heavy bike and nonetheless with a passenger. The fall gave him a little scare but that’s all it took to convince him that perhaps that wasn’t a good choice. Thanks for the great memory Buster, along with the cool red corvette ride!

  3. Please share my deepest condolences and love to Buster Fisher’s family. I always admired how Buster reached out to everyone and was always kind to everyone. He shared a beautiful zest for living with everyone around him. His happy and positive attitude encouraged others. Buster did not know strangers because everyone was a friend. Please accept my love and support, Linda Aleman, retired Harlandale principal .

  4. Buster was a wonderful man who truly loved the Lord. He showed his love the way he lived. His favorite word was “awesome,” and made all of us feel special around him. He will be missed. Sonia Juarez

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