Mr. Fife was born January 18, 1939 in Mexia to Morris and Minnie Lee (Duke) Fife. He passed away June 6, 2008. He was a 1958 graduate of Mexia High School. He was a retired diesel mechanic for Chevron Oil Company, having worked for 35 years with them. He later worked for the Mexia ISD. Mr. Fife served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Pt. Enterprise Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dolly (Vardeman); son, Joe Fife and wife, Tami of Kennesaw, Ga.; daughter, Shelli Decker and husband Jim of Longview, Texas; grandchildren, Joshua and Judson Fife, Whitney and Devann Decker; great-grandchild, Madison Leigh-Ann Fife.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Billy Fife.
Pallbearers will be Devann Decker, Josh Fife, Judd Fife, Jim Gatlin, John Gatlin, and Jordan Gatlin.