of Searcy, AR
June 8, 1935 - February 28, 2021
Ronald Eugene Fisher, 85, passed away Sunday evening, February 28, 2021, at Unity Hospital, Searcy, Arkansas. Ron was born on June 8, 1935, to Ralph and Pearl King Fisher, in Albia, Iowa. He graduated from Albia High School in 1953. He met LaDonna Mae Lewis from Eddyville, Iowa, and they married in 1955. LaDonna's brother introduced them while in high school and they married after graduation. They raised three children, and moved to Searcy, Arkansas, in 1972, where Ron started Agra Turf and his wife worked in the office. Ron and LaDonna were very involved in the Searcy Optimist Club and were active members of Country Valley Christian Church until the church closed in 2020. Ron and his daughter, Pam, then joined the Westside Church of Christ in Searcy. LaDonna and one son, Ricky Fisher, preceded Ron in death, as well as his parents, and both his sisters and their husbands, Ruth Fisher (Johnny) Yenger and Lois Fisher (Chuck) Barnes.Ron was a founding board member for the Arkansas Turfgrass Association and had 30 years of service. He also was a member of the Searcy Optimist Club for more than 40 years and was a founding leader in the establishment of The Optimist Hearing Foundation of Arkansas, Inc., and held several offices at national, state and local levels. Ron is survived by his son, Rodney (Angela) Fisher, his daughter, Pam Fisher (Jim) Moreheart, 7 grandchildren, Aaron Moreheart, Austin Moreheart, Ricky Fisher II, Ryan Fisher, Holly Fisher, Shanna Fisher, and Kimberly Fisher-Hurley (Adam), seven great grandchildren, Karson Fisher, Laila Fisher, Brayden Fisher, Brody Fisher, Adlee Hurley, Cash Fisher and Everett Fisher, one brother, Max (Bev) Fisher, as well as many extended family members and friends.Visitation will be held at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home, Searcy, Arkansas, on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 1:00 pm and the service will begin at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest next to LaDonna at White County Memorial Gardens in Searcy. Brother Bob Sullivan will preside over the service. Pallbearers are Ryan Fisher, Ricky Fisher II, Aaron Moreheart, Austin Moreheart, Adam Hurley, Louis Weaver, Mike Mathis, and Bobby Free. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Haskins, Jiles Pagan, Lawrence Dacus and Johnny Quattlebaum. Family is invited to the Masonic Lodge on Booth Road after the service on Thursday from 4:00 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Optimist Hearing Foundation of Arkansas, Inc., c/o Lynn Bufford @ 7901 Bronco Lane, Sherwood, Arkansas 72120. Ron's work with this Foundation has benefitted many of the hearing impaired in White County and Searcy.
Very sad to hear of Ron's passing. Ron and his wife LaDonna were some of my favorite people. Honest and loving with friends and family, and the same in all of their business relationships. I feel very lucky to have known Mr. and Mrs. Fisher for the last 25 years. Hugs to the Family.
I'm sorry to hear of the loss of Ron. He was a treasure of kindness, knowledge and good will. I enjoyed the pleasure of long discussions with Ron. He was a kind, thoughtful and funny man. Heaven gained a first class person.
So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He and his entire family have made a positive impact in my life and in the business that I work. It was always good to chat with Ron and his contributions to the Arkansas turfgrass industry were indeed significant. Prayers for the children, grand-children, great grand-children and the entire AgraTurf family...
Ron always had time for me and to guide me through all my turfgrass problems. Certain people are just almost impossible to replace . I feel Ron will be one. Thoughts and prayers to family . Kenny pegg
Shana,I am so sorry to see your papa passed. He was the same age as my dad. Because of covid I will not make it to visitation to see you. 🙏🙏 for you and your family.
So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. My condolences to the family. Ron was highly respect-Ed by all who knew and worked with him. Sorry that I had not seen him in years. This world has lost a good man.
Ron was much more than a great business partner. Being we were both originally from south central Iowa, he became a mentor, as well as a comforting influence when we went through similar losses in our family. One of those common bonds that people share when they are from the same place, came up the hard way by working hard and laughing about common experiences along the way. Will especially enjoy all out after work buffets at Huckleberrys, the comraderie and laughs we all had. He was one in a million and is already missed. Rest in Peace Ron, until we meet again.
Ron and his sons schooled and helped us when we were new Lawn Doctor company in 1996. He and his sons spent many hours teaching us agrimony. Our garage was were we started our business and I have a book of all the knowledge he gave us. We lost a great mentor. Sharon
Keeping Ron's family, friends, and co-workers in my prayers. Always enjoyed spending time with Ron at various turf conferences.
What a great Man , Rodney your Dad brought our family laughter , knowledge and friendship . If I needed a question answered he was the man . We will miss him and our prayers are with you all.
Ron help me, learn how to take care of a golf course. He will be surely be missed .
I met Ron way back in 1996 when he was still making sales calls, and I immediately knew he was a tremendous wealth of knowledge, and he was always good to his word. He also gave me a chance to work for the Fisher family, and I will say this, I would not be where I am today without his guidance and support. Ron will be greatly missed by all of us. Rest In Peace my friend.
Pam, Rodney and Family My heart is with you over the loss of your Dad and Grampa. He was a Boss to me but became a good friend as well. I will always remember and cherish our conversations and words of wisdom in person and on the phone, It has been a great pleasure to know your dad!All my lovePaula Scott
Sincere condolences to the Fisher family. It was always a pleasure to visit with Ron during Arkansas Turfgrass Association events. The UofA turfgrass program is grateful for Ron's long history of positive support for our industry. We will miss you Ron!
To the fisher family my deepest sympathy so sorry for your loss.
May all the wonderful memories be a source of comfort for you and your family during this difficult time in your life. He will be missed by many. My prayers are with you.
My condolences to the Fisher family. I always will remember Ron's smile and his laugh and am most appreciative of the support that he and the AgraTurf family provide(d) to the turfgrass industry of Mississippi. Ron was a good friend to many.
You will be missed and your family is in our prayers. Rest In Peace
Many fond memories of working alongside and with this man.He helped a lot of people and loved interaction with people.He will leave a big hole for a lot of us,but he is in a better place today alongside Miss Donna. RIP my friend.
I will miss Ron’s wit & wisdom at our Optimist Club breakfasts. His impact on the youth of our community was great
So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Truly enjoyed him and being with him during our Optimist years. Fly high Ron !! Prayer to the family during this time.
My sincerest condolences to Rodney and Pamela and their extended families for the loss of yet another loved one. May you find comfort in the company of each other and in the knowledge that for them there is no more pain, no more tears, no more separations, and that they are with their Lord.