Larry Wayne Fisher, Jr., 85

Published 10:35 pm Sunday, June 18, 2023

Larry Wayne “Bud” Fisher, Jr., age 85, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2023, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.

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A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville.

The interment with military honors will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville.

Bud was born July 17, 1937 in Calhoun City to the late Jesse Doyle and Rubye Martin Fisher. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Crowder. Bud attended Crowder Schools and when the family moved to Batesville, he graduated from Batesville High School.

He married his loving wife, Sally Herring Fisher, and they made their home in Batesville with their three sons.

Bud worked at his family’s business, Fisher Lumber Company and later at Brasell’s John Deere and Dunlap and Kyle. He served in the United States Army National Guard. Bud was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the former Batesville Jaycees. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Batesville Fire Department for 23 years, serving as fire chief for six years. He spent many years as a Cub Scout Master and enjoyed helping his sons build their first place winning Pinewood Derby Car’s.

Bud was a devoted family man. He adored his wife, his children, but most of all, his grandchildren. He loved his home being filled with them all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and brothers Fred Fisher, Sr. and Ira Gail Fisher. Bud is survived by his three sons, Larry Wayne “Bud” Fisher, Jr., Clinton Doyle “Clint” Fisher, and Leland Clayton “Clay” Fisher (Tishia); six grandchildren, Kelsie, Landon, Haylee, Cole, Lela Beck and Lane.

Memorials be sent to the Batesville First United Methodist Church, 119 Panola Avenue, Batesville, MS 38606.