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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Jere Fisher

August 20, 1934May 16, 2020
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Jere Dean Fisher was born August 20, 1934, in North Enid Oklahoma to Cleo and Fern (Hahn) Fisher. He graduated from Enid High School, and then enrolled in Phillips University. While attending the Freshman mixer, he met Mona Jo Millsap, “the woman of his dreams”. They married June 22, 1956, in her home town of Henryetta, Oklahoma. He was drafted by the army in November of the same year, and they moved to San Antonio where he served at Fort Sam Houston. After his discharge, they moved back to Oklahoma where he was employed by Whisenhunt Funeral Home in Tulsa. While there, their first two children were born.

In 1960, they bought the Redwine house in Spiro, Oklahoma and opened Fisher’s of Spiro, Funeral Home and Flower Shop. During the 36 years they operated their family business, they were blessed with the birth of six more children. Jere was very active in the Spiro community serving in the Chamber of Commerce, the regional library board, and in Band Boosters to name a few. He was also very active at First Christian Church in Fort Smith, AR. serving as an elder. He was also active in the Ozark Floral Association serving as their President. He retired in 1996, and moved to Muldrow, Oklahoma.

Jere went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, May 16, 2020, surrounded by his family in Spiro, Oklahoma. He was preceded by his parents; and one son, Jeremy Deayne Fisher. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years; his children: Jennifer Quinton (Jay), Jeffrey Fisher (Ray), Keifer Fisher (Karen), Krystal Oldham (Rodney), Kedron Fisher (Ronna), Hahns Fisher (Carol), Hachya Franklin (Steve); 24 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by 8 cousins, and several nieces and nephews.

Due to existing restrictions, and in an attempt to protect family members as well as the public, there will be viewing at Edwards Funeral Home, Fort Smith, AR. Wednesday, May 20, from 8 AM to 5 PM. A private Family Service will be held at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Thursday, May 21st. Interment will be conducted, with Military Honors, at Spiro City Cemetery. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be given anonymously to the Lord’s work.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Mona Fisher, Loving wife of 63 years
  • Jeremy Deayne Fisher, Son (deceased)
  • Jennifer Quinton and husband Jay, Daughter
  • Jeffrey Fisher and husband Ray, Son
  • Keifer Fisher and wife Karen, Son
  • Krystal Oldham and husband Rodney, Daughter
  • Kedron Fisher and wife Ronna, Son
  • Hahns Fisher and wife Carol, Son
  • Hachya Franklin and husband Steve, Daughter
  • Fern (Hahn) Fisher, Mother (deceased)
  • Cleo Fisher, Father (deceased)
  • Jere is also survived by his twenty-four grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by eight cousins, and several nieces and nephews.

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Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Public Viewing

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Family Service

Memories

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Cary Rowan

May 25, 2020

Lots of memories about Jere. I remember the "push-me-pull-you" entry at the Spiro Christmas Parade. Jere was always a person that one could visit with. He had a great sense of humor. He came to my folk's funerals, and it was still fun to catch up with him and Mona Jo. The last time I saw him was at a bank in Ft Smith in December 2016, and he told me he was house-sitting for Kieffer who was skiing out west.
Rest in Peace, Jere.

Philip and Kay Humbard

May 20, 2020

Hahns, Carol and the Fisher family - may the Lord comfort you all with precious memories of Jere. He was a special person.

Jo Alice Hamilton

May 20, 2020

My condolences to Mona Jo and all the children and families. So sorry to hear this news. I was honored to provide the music at unnumbered funerals that you conducted. He was a special person and will be missed.

Debbie Martin

May 20, 2020

I remember him coming into the church sanctuary and being so attentive to his wife. You could see the love on his face when he looked at her.

Barbara McClain Ford

May 20, 2020

You and your beautiful family has been a great part of so many Spiro residence. Including mine. You and Mona were and are great parents and the most loved and loving people I've ever had the privilege to know. Rest in peace knowing you left a great legacy. God bless and prayers for the family.

Karen and Kenneth Wright

May 20, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Jere was a joy to be around and he will be missed by many. May God bless your family during this time and in the future. May all your memories of Jere be a blessing to your family until we meet again.

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Biography

Jere Dean Fisher was born August 20, 1934, in North Enid Oklahoma to Cleo and Fern (Hahn) Fisher. He graduated from Enid High School, and then enrolled in Phillips University. While attending the Freshman mixer, he met Mona Jo Millsap, “the woman of his dreams”. They married June 22, 1956, in her home town of Henryetta, Oklahoma. He was drafted by the army in November of the same year, and they moved to San Antonio where he served at Fort Sam Houston. After his discharge, they moved back to Oklahoma where he was employed by Whisenhunt Funeral Home in Tulsa. While there, their first two children were born.

In 1960, they bought the Redwine house in Spiro, Oklahoma and opened Fisher’s of Spiro, Funeral Home and Flower Shop. During the 36 years they operated their family business, they were blessed with the birth of six more children. Jere was very active in the Spiro community serving in the Chamber of Commerce, the regional library board, and in Band Boosters to name a few. He was also very active at First Christian Church in Fort Smith, AR. serving as an elder. He was also active in the Ozark Floral Association serving as their President. He retired in 1996, and moved to Muldrow, Oklahoma.

Jere went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, May 16, 2020, surrounded by his family in Spiro, Oklahoma. He was preceded by his parents; and one son, Jeremy Deayne Fisher. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years; his children: Jennifer Quinton (Jay), Jeffrey Fisher (Ray), Keifer Fisher (Karen), Krystal Oldham (Rodney), Kedron Fisher (Ronna), Hahns Fisher (Carol), Hachya Franklin (Steve); 24 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by 8 cousins, and several nieces and nephews.

Due to existing restrictions, and in an attempt to protect family members as well as the public, there will be viewing at Edwards Funeral Home, Fort Smith, AR. Wednesday, May 20, from 8 AM to 5 PM. A private Family Service will be held at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Thursday, May 21st. Interment will be conducted, with Military Honors, at Spiro City Cemetery. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be given anonymously to the Lord’s work.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

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