Mr. Roy D. Fisher

February 22, 1941May 29, 2021
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Roy D. Fisher, 80, of North Little Rock passed away on Saturday, May 29th. Roy was born in Little Rock to parents Roy and Maxine Fisher. He graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1959, he attended Henderson State College and also served his country in the Army Reserve. He was a Baptist and attended the Willow Beach Baptist Church. Roy began his lifelong career in the restaurant business working with his parents. He retired in 2005 after serving wonderful food to the community for many years. In 2021 Roy was awarded the “Gone but Not Forgotten” award from the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame.

Roy always put family first! He was known as “Paps” to his family and “Hon” to Chee Chee. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports, hunting with his dad, son-in-laws and grandson. He also enjoyed trips to British Columbia, Colorado and Wyoming while hunting with his father. He loved to fish, shoot skeet, play cards, watch his grand and great-grand children play ball, and work in the yard with his flowers. He had a love for animals from his wild squirrels and birds in his yard to his own feline named Bagheera. He won many bass tournaments, including “Mr. Bass of Arkansas” in 1983 and he won too many shooting competitions to count. He was a great storyteller and jokester, entertaining family and friends for hours. He was a past member of the North Little Rock Road Knights, Benton Bass Club and the Tom Steele Hunting Club.

Roy is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Loretta Johnson and his niece, Dayna Johnson. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 60 years, Cecelia (Chee Chee) Fisher; daughters Babette Baca (Gary) and Kellie Smith (Lance); grandchildren Kelsea Garner (Lynn), Royce Smith (Brenan), Courtney Osborn (Nick), Ashton DeWeese (Mickey); great-grandchildren Preslea and Ellie Garner, Davis and Reid Smith, Wendell Osborn and Skylar DeWeese.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Thursday, June 3rd at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Rd, NLR. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 am on Friday, June 4th at the funeral home. Pastor Roy Tilley will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Church at Willow Beach, 11200 Hwy. 165, NLR 72117 or North Little Rock Friends of Animals, P. O. Box 1712, NLR 72115. Please share your memories of Roy at


  • Roy Fisher, Father (deceased)
  • Ruth Maxine Bell, Mother (deceased)
  • Loretta Johnson, Sister (deceased)
  • Dayna Johnson, Niece (deceased)
  • Cecelia "Chee Chee" Fisher, Wife of 60 years
  • Babette Baca (Gary), Daughter
  • Kellie Smith (Lance), Daughter
  • Kelsea Garner (Lynn Garner), Grandchild
  • Royce Smith (Brenan), Grandchild
  • Courtney Osborn (Nick), Grandchild
  • Ashton DeWeese (Mickey), Grandchild
  • Preslea Garner, Great Grandchild
  • Ellie Garner, Great Grandchild
  • Davis Smith, Great Grandchild
  • Reid Smith, Great Grandchild
  • Wendell Osborn, Great Grandchild
  • Skylar DeWeese, Great Grandchild

  • Royce Smith, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lynn Garner, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mickey DeWeese, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bryan Greenway III, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nick Daniels, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Dudley Williams, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 4, 2021


  • Interment

    Friday, June 4, 2021


Mr. Roy D. Fisher

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Rita McGee

June 6, 2021

Chee Chee I am so deeply sorry. He was a great man. He will be missed. You and your family are in my prayers. Love you

Marie Hatfield

June 4, 2021

Chee Chee,
This is Marie’s daughter. She wanted to let you know that she is so sorry for your loss and hates that she couldn’t be there for Roy’s service. She has been going down memory lane since she got the news yesterday. Love hearing the stories.

I remember my dad taking me to the restaurant when I was a kid. He loved it there.

Hugs and love to you!

Margaret Davenport Mahoney

June 4, 2021

Sweet memories of many School day memories with Roy & Chee Chee. Prayers for the Fisher family.

Bobby Remel

June 4, 2021

When i remember Roy and Chee Chee , I think of all of good the times we had in High School and Wildcat football (1956-1959).
Many of our teammates are up there now waiting for Roy to join them. Tell them I said " Hi" Roy !
Bobby Remel
NLR High School
Class of 1959

Michael & Earlene Burr

June 3, 2021

Chee Chee, we were so very sorry to hear about Roy. We send our love to you and your family and pray for you all during this time. Roy was truly one of a kind and will be missed by all that had the privilege to know him.

Toni Holder

June 3, 2021

Mr Fisher was such a wonderful man. My kids and I ate there many times. We always ordered Che Che’s pies for Thanksgiving. We were so sad when Fishers closed. Mr Fisher will be missed by many. My prayers are with the family at this time.

Buel Wortham

June 3, 2021

Sorry to hear about Roy ... another from class of 59.
Rest In Peace Roy!

Renee “Austin” Bell

June 3, 2021

Best 1000 Island dressing EVER!!!!
Our family is praying for your strength and peace

Robert Glover

June 3, 2021

Many times, several of us would go to the Wonder Grill after ball games to get something to eat, I never had any money, and was afraid to even get a glass of water, I always told everyone, I didn't want anything. One time after getting his order, he looked at me and said, glover, can you eat some of these French fries, no way I can eat them all, next time it was a hamburger , gave me half, said he couldn't eat it all. Took me sometime, but finally figured out, he was just being nice to someone less fortunate. Now this was Roy Fisher in a nut shell, always giving, always aware of his surroundings. Roy Fisher was one of the best people I have ever known, wish I had kept up with him through all these years!

Madalyn Dortch

June 3, 2021

Wonderful Fisher family. I can’t even guess how many WOP salads and cherry nut pies I ate. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace.