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Martha E. Kilpatrick Fisher

September 9, 1944 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

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Martha E. (Howell) Kilpatrick Fisher, age 79, of Destin, Florida, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2024. 

Martha was born to Marcus “Fox” and Reba Howell on September 9, 1944 in Jacksonville, Florida.  She will forever be remembered for her beauty, grace, smile, and laughter.  Martha grew up in Samson, Alabama, where her family owned and operated the local drive-in movie theater.  She attended Auburn University and graduated cum laude from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.  She is a former schoolteacher, licensed real estate agent, and was the 32nd Queen of the Krewe of Bowlegs.  President of the Destin Woman’s Club, secretary of the Junior Service League, area chairperson for the Okaloosa County United Way, and as a board member of the Destin Library were just some of the ways she served her community.   She was well known for owning and operating the retail stores of Classic Cargo and Christmas by the Sea in the Destin area.  However, her favorite activity was always cooking for and spending time with her family. 

Martha is predeceased by her parents and her husband, Col. Frank Fisher. 

She is survived by her first husband, Glenn Kilpatrick; her children: Mona (Mel) Ponder and Bill (Christina) Kilpatrick; her beloved grandchildren: Preston Ponder, Casey Ponder, Grace Ponder, Emilyn Kilpatrick and Wyatt Kilpatrick; and her brother, Kenneth Howell. 

A funeral service will be held on February 4, 2024 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home at 2:00 pm.  The family will receive visitors starting at 1:00 pm.  Interment will take place at the Destin Memorial Cemetery following the service. 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
February 4, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road North West
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Funeral Service
Sunday
February 4, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road North West
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Cemetery

Destin Memorial Cemetery
122 Siebert Avenue
Destin, FL 32541

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