Funeral services for Paul Ray Fisher, 89, of Lovington, N.M. will be held on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Bro. Mack McCarthick and Bro. Travis VanMeter officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home, Lovington, N.M.
Mr. Fisher was born on June 2, 1923 in Ada, Oklahoma to Lee Edgar and Winnie Faye (Murphy) Fisher and passed away on August 14, 2012 at his home in Lovington. He grew up in Ada, Okla., graduated there and in 1942 he joined the Army Air Corp serving until 1945 during WWII. In 1947 he married Wilma Church and they came to New Mexico in 1948 and Paul worked for Halliburton for a short time. He was then employed by Mobil Oil, retiring from that company after 38 years of service. Paul Ray served on the Lovington City Commission in the late 60’s and was instrumental in getting the Chapparel Park started. He married Joan (Adams) Noack in Mertzon, Texas on April 27, 1987. Paul Ray was a member of the American Legion and VFW, Lovington Masonic Lodge #46, Honorary member of Lincoln Masonic Lodge, member of Lovington OES Chapter 35, Scottish Rites and Hillcrest Baptist Church. He loved to travel, was a part of the Sandy Sam Club and enjoyed raising cattle. He was a person that enjoyed helping others with whatever they needed and always volunteered his services to help.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, one brother, Bennie Charles Fisher and one sister, Mary Pauline Bell.
He is survived by his wife, Joan of the home, two sons: Lee Fisher of Platter, Okla. and Bill and wife Barbara Noack of Lovington; three daughters: Paula and husband J. B. Prior of Gainesville, Texas; Sabra and husband Ross Walkup of Durant, Okla. and Dietra and husband Albert Weaver of Cleveland, Texas; one brother: Edward M. Fisher of Bonham, Texas; eleven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 200 West Ave I, Lovington, NM 88260 in Paul Ray’s memory.
Visitation will be on Thursday, August 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the family in residence at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to www.kirbysmithrogers.com.