Paul G. Fisher, 83, passed away quietly on January 23, 2015, at his home.
Mr. Fisher was a U.S. Army veteran, a former Chicot County Judge, Chicot County Assessor, manager of the Lakeshore Restaurant and later the Lake Village Country Club.
Mr. Fisher was born near England, Arkansas, on January 16, 1932. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and returned to England. He and his late wife, Margaret, were married in 1954 in Lovington, New Mexico, and managed a restaurant in Hobbs, New Mexico. They then made their home in Lake Village in 1958 where they managed the Lakeshore Restaurant, and later the Lake Village Country Club and the pro Shop.
Mr. Fisher was elected to the office of Chicot County Assessor in 1971, serving 16 years, before he was Chicot County Judge in 1987. He served as Chicot County Judge until 1998. He was a loyal supporter of Chicot County, the State of Arkansas, and the University of Arkansas Razorbacks.
He was a member of the Lake Village Jaycees, the Lake Village Chamber of Commerce, the Razorback Foundation, the Association of Arkansas Counties, the Men’s Golf Association, the Lake Village Baptist Church and was a founding member of the Lake Village Country Club and the Museum of Chicot County. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, and cook. He enjoyed travelling and history, and was a fan of all Razorback sports.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Jean Fisher; his parents Robert and Virginia Fisher; brothers, Bobby Fisher and James Fisher; and sisters, Erma Bain, Margaret Sanders, Bettie Jo Fisher; and a dear friend of the family, Matthew Cannatella.
Mr. Fisher is survived by a brother Tommy Fisher, Sr.; a nephew, Tommy Fisher, Jr. and wife, April, their son, Colton Fisher; four nieces Ginny, Dorothy, Barbara, and Gail; three nephews Frank, Bobby, and Stephen; and special friends Joni and Jim Cannatella and Chris and Heather Cannatella.
Visitation will be held January 26 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village. Funeral services will be held on January 27 at 11 a.m. at the Lake Village Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Lake Village Cemetery under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village.
Memorials may be made to the Lake Village Baptist Church and the Museum of Chicot County.