Fentress Mortuary

1805 North A Street, Fort Smith, AR


Dr. Robert "Bob" aka "The Fish" D. Fisher MD

July 25, 1939September 14, 2019

Dr. Robert “Bob” aka “The Fish” D. Fisher, MD, 80 of Coupeville, WA, formerly of Ft. Smith, AR passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Washington. He was born July 25, 1939 in Clarksville, TN to the late Earnest and Ethel Fisher. He was a long time member of West Ark Church of Christ where he became an Elder in 1992. He was a shy man who was a natural entertainer and storyteller, he loved people and loved God and strove to live a life of service. He was co-founder of CURE Foundation in Ft. Smith. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother-in-law and friend.

He was an Army Veteran, serving in the Medical Corp, for three years with two and a half spent in Northern Italy. He graduated from medical school in 1971 and completed his Anesthesiology residency in 1974. He moved to Ft. Smith in April of 1974 to go into practice with the Anesthesia Group at Holt Krock Clinic. He was Chief Executive Office of Holt Krock Clinic from 1984 through 1990. He began practicing Pain Medicine in 1988 and in 1992 began devoting full-time to that specialty.

He was a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, Arkansas Medical Society, and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia.

Graveside service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the White County Memorial Gardens, 3306 E. Park Ave. in Searcy, AR. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Jane. He is survived by two daughters; Elizabeth A. Williams and her husband Dr. Timothy Williams of Lubbock, TX and Dr. Mary Leah Oman and her husband Trent of Coupeville, WA, and his four grandchildren; Alexandra Williams, Aaron Pointon and her husband Jordan, Tessa and Grace Oman and his great grandson, Torin Robert Pointon. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Larry Joe Aaron and his wife Brenda of Searcy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to CURE 2400 Vicksburg, Ft. Smith, AR 72903.


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  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 21, 2019


Dr. Robert "Bob" aka "The Fish" D. Fisher MD

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Debra Hatfield

September 21, 2019

My sincere sympathy to the Fisher family in the passing of Bob. He was a good friend of mine and my family when he lived here in Fort Smith. There are some people that shine so brightly that they leave a light even after they are gone. Dr. Bob was such a person. I know you will miss him. May your memories bring you comfort and may the hope found in Jesus bring you peace.

Janie Johnston

September 20, 2019

One of the finest physicians I worked with in my 30 years at Sparks! Kind to everyone, caring and the most knowledgeable and professional! Everyone loved "the Fish".