James Allen Fisher, May 5, 1947~July 30, 2015

Fisher for PaperJames Allen Fisher, 68, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born May 5, 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. James was later adopted by J.D. and Virginia May Fisher. In his younger years, he was active in his fathers’ automobile business (Fisher Buick and Mercedes). He was a member of Rolling Relics Car Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, John L. Fisher.

He is survived by his daughter, Jammie Fisher of Fayetteville; two sisters, Shelly Nantz Wilson and Pam Garrison, both of Oklahoma; and a host of friends.

Memorial services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 7, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

The family has requested that if you own an antique car to drive it to his service.

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    Anita Brewer » 04. Aug, 2015

    So sorry for your loss. James was one unique guy. His laugh was contagious and he was always cheerful since I have known him. He was my neighbor and friend. He and his dog JJ would stop by and just sit and visit or go grab some ice cream or something. He would always call me when his Uverse or computer went down and I would run over to help him….or if he had trouble with his phone, he would run over.We had some good times laughing together. It was a privilege to be able to help him and dogsit for JJ when James was out of town as well as during his hospital stay. James was a great guy and will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of being his friend. May God grant each of you peace during this difficult time.

    Randy & Linda Bradley » 04. Aug, 2015

    We will always miss that big laugh and happy smile James had for us all whenever we’d run into him. We are both so sorry for your loss and send our deepest condolences to all the family.

    Gerry and Cindy Zanger » 04. Aug, 2015

    We were so sorry to hear about James’ passing. He was a car buddy of ours and we always looked forward to spending time with him, whether it was showing our cars together, cruising or sharing a burger at Feltner Brothers. His great laugh was infectious, making the rest of of us laugh along with him. He will truly be missed by everyone who knew him.

    Clela Cain-Burlison » 05. Aug, 2015


    Bill Bartholomew » 05. Aug, 2015

    With great sadness, I say goodbye to a long time,cherished Friend. I am very thankful to have a multitude of memories reflecting back on the times I got to share with James and John. If I had to limit my compliments for James to one, I guess it would be,” He never pretended to be anything nor anyone except James”. He was honest,loyal,caring,giving, sharing,and loved being with Family and Friends! He dearly loved Jammie from the minute she was born, his twin brother John, and his Mother Virginia. I salute you James and wish you eternal happiness with your Mother and Brother ! Godspeed old Friend !

    Kelly W Hill » 05. Aug, 2015

    Well written Bill

    reta carney » 05. Aug, 2015


    Kelly W Hill » 05. Aug, 2015

    They broke the mold for sure. James was most unique in several ways. Most of us remember his humor above all else. When younger he could tell continuous jokes it seemed and never repeat himself. To odd & unusual things he would mock Howard Weir, “Beats anything I ever held, felt or smelt”. We discussed a lot together; nothing was off limits including being kept alive with breathing tubes, pace makers and the like. James was adamantly against this and James summed it up; “I don’t want to live like that” he would say, “when my time comes; just put a fork in me, I’m done”. We went out to eat most every Friday night and have been known to laugh so hard while driving on one occasion that we had to pull over and exit the car to let it all out. We went to see the movie “Hot Pursuit” and laughed so hard that we upset some old stiff. Here we are two old men and a third old stiff trying to kick us out of the theater. What a hoot. If he didn’t like you, he didn’t like you and he is not getting over it either. If you missed James in your life time I’m sorry for you because you missed a human being that was so tremendously special, my dearest friend James Fisher.
    I will always love you James.

    Name » 05. Aug, 2015

    Jammie, I am praying for you during this difficult time. I am in Ukraine teaching conversational English in an evangelism school and will not be home in time to attend the memorial service. I am so sorry. I will try to contact you when I return. Maybe Kelly will have your phone number. I loved James and am so glad we all went to your grandmothers’s service together got to visit that whole day. Love, Aunt Shirley

    Monty Bell » 06. Aug, 2015

    We are so sorry to hear about James’ passing. He was a great guy and so much fun to visit with at Feltner’s on Hot Rod nights. We will miss him greatly.
    Monty & Barbara

    Kelly W Hill » 06. Aug, 2015

    Monty and Barbara he just loved Hot Rod night. He would not let anything get in the way of being with people with like interest and friends.

    Name » 07. Aug, 2015

    It saddens our hearts to loose James way to soon. He was a joy to be around and we enjoyed our time we had with him. He will stay in our hearts until we meet him again. He will be with all of us at the car shows. We are thankful to have had James in our life time. Our prayers to his family. We all have been blessed to have known James.
    Terry and Pauline Barker

    Sandy and John Gibson » 07. Aug, 2015

    James was all the things that have been expressed here. Most of all, he was our dear friend. How we will miss him.

    RON HARRISON » 08. Aug, 2015

    Working for General Motors Insurance Division…Motors Insurance…1966 I was assigned the dealerships in Northwest Arkansas. Fisher Buick was one of my favorites to visit..and work with over the years. James and John Fisher were a big part of my longstanding relationship with all the dealership employees…but, James, as Bill bartholomew has written so eloquently below, was just James. I saw and visited with James at the new Wal Mart only a few weeks before his passing. He and I had some stories not for prime time…and I’m sure he took them with him..confidentially. He was a good man and friend…so sorry to hear of his passing.