Cover photo for Rex Sherman Fisher's Obituary

Rex Sherman Fisher

d. June 4, 2024

Pass Christian

Having lived life to the fullest, Rex Sherman Fisher, 96, passed peacefully in his home on June 4, surrounded by those who loved him best.

Rex was born on January 19, 1928, in Searcy, Arkansas, the youngest child with five siblings (Gladys, Clarence, Roy, Loyd, Pauline) of Cora and Steve Fisher.  Rex displayed a courageous work ethic by having a successful newspaper route when he was barely 6 years old. His motivation and desire to achieve propelled Rex to hold several more jobs throughout his illustrious teenage years. 

As a young man, he decided to do his part during World War II by joining the U.S. Merchant Marines then the U. S. Army. After which he settled and began his career as a salesman in earnest. He worked for several meat packing companies, realizing he enjoyed meeting, greeting, talking to people and making the sale.  He began steadily elevating his way up the sales ladder and was in high demand known as the man to get the job done.  It was during that time he met and fell in love with Lois Angalene Cartwright. They married, spending the next sixty-seven years together until her passing in 2021. During their lifetime together Rex and Angalene had three sons: Dr. Rodney (Lori), Randy (Jeanene) and Rick. 

The Fisher family moved to the Gulf Coast where Rex became a top salesman for Bryan Foods earning the acclaimed title of “Mr. Momentum”. After several successful years, Rex decided it was time to retire and began a new passion involving horses. He, along with his sons, Rodney and Rick, started Fisher Ranch in Pass Christian. Rex was happiest while driving his gator around the ranch, usually accompanied by a grandchild or two, checking the animals, replacing fence boards, giving out hay and generally giving lots of directions.  He greatly enjoyed a good meal, usually fried, while catching a live rodeo performance. He also had a keen penchant for the weather and loved to advise all family members of the next storm, giving directions on how to correctly batten down the hatches.  

Rex is the much beloved “Paw Paw” to eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.  They brought out a softer side of Rex as he loved to regale them with his original tune “Bayou Baby” sung greatly off-key, allowed them to adorn his hair with hot pink bows and he was forever first in line when one of his grandkids was competing in a rodeo. He made sure to proudly (and loudly) point out which competitor belonged to him. 

Rex, his voice, his advice and his colorful stories will be greatly missed by all who knew him, cared for him and loved him. 

The family will be forever thankful for Rex’ s Vital Caring Hospice Team: Marcellus, Katrina, Trinita and Yolanda for treating him with love, respect, patience and kindness. In addition, they express sincere gratitude to Rex’s cardiac team, Dr. Paul Mullen, cardiac nurses, Dr. Lyn Leatherwood as well as Woodland Village Rehab Facility and staff. 

Rex will be laid to rest in Live Oak Cemetery in Pass Christian. 

The Riemann Family Funeral Home, Long Beach, is serving the family.

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