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Robert William "Bobby" Fisher, Jr.

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Service: 11:00am Sat. January 30th, 2021
Location: St. Teresa Catholic Church

Fisher, Jr., Robert William “Bobby”, age 70, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, January 23, 2021, surrounded by his family. Bobby was born on October 2, 1950 in Springfield, Ohio to Florence and Robert Fisher, Sr. He married Betty on July 20, 1985, residing in Springfield until they moved to Vero Beach, Florida in 1999. Growing up, he attended Gilmore Academy, Catholic Central High School, and Wittenberg University. In the 70s, Bobby was a Nascar and Formula 1 race car driver, racing against some of the greats, including Earnhardt and Petty. Racing remained a part of his life, which could be seen in his collection of sports cars and memorabilia showcased at one of his favorite hangouts - his Car Shop, Bobby Fisher MotorSports. In 1976, he acquired and expanded a family-owned and operated beer distributorship from his parents. He was a recipient of several prestigious awards from a vast array of suppliers. An avid boater, he received his Professional Mariner’s License in 2010 and because of this, he was “forced” to take his family and friends on numerous boat rides. Golfing with his friends, traveling, reading, fishing, and celebrating milestones with his family on cruise ships, were among some of his favorite activities, as was, of course, enjoying an ice-cold beer. He is survived by his wife, Betty A. Fisher, of 35 years; his children, Jennifer A. Scannelli (Derek), Nina A. Wiley (Steven), Albert J. Polizzi, Jr. (Desiree), Maria L. Fisher, and Angela M. Stafford (Max); and his grandchildren, Lexi M. Wiley, Sophia E. Kane, Kirsten L. Wiley, Corrine E. Kane, Tristan T. R. Coleman, Trey F. Coleman, Everly P. Stafford, Rowan L. Stafford, and a newest addition expected in May; siblings, Maryann Becker and James Fisher. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Florence, and his brother, Woodrow Fisher. Visitation will be held at CONROY FUNERAL HOME, 1660 E. High Street, Springfield, OH 45505, on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 4 - 7pm. A service will be held at St. Teresa Catholic Church, 1827 N. Limestone Street, Springfield, OH 45503 on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 11am. Following the service, the processional will include a caravan of the Fisher Fleet through Springfield as a tribute to his love of the beer business. Pallbearers will be Bruce Clapper, Ronnie Yontz, Albert Polizzi, Derek Scannelli, Steven Wiley, and Max Stafford. A reception will be held immediately following the burial at Bobby Fisher Distributing, 2024 Selma Pike, Springfield, OH 45505. The Fisher family would like to thank the caring staff at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach. While Bobby is remembered for many things, his family will always remember him best through the lyrics of one of his favorite songs:
“And so I face the final curtain
My friends, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case of which I'm certain
I've lived a life that's full
I traveled each and every highway
But more, much more than this
I did it my way.”
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Dear Jennifer and Derek, 🇺🇸🙏for you. Just saw Laura and Jason at Mass 2/21 and she told us of your loss. Our grandsons liked telling us about your dad's garage! We will order a Mass at St Sebastian Church for you. May God bless your family.

- Regina and David Ward, Tuesday February 23rd, 2021

Dear Jennifer and Derek, 🇺🇸🙏for you. Just saw Laura and Jason at Mass 2/21 and she told us of your loss. Our grandsons liked telling us about your dad's garage! We will order a Mass at St Sebastian Church for you. May God bless your family.

- Regina and David Ward, Monday February 22nd, 2021

Dear Betty and family ,I’m so sorry for your loss, I have fond memories of Bobby and yourself, you both treated me so well. I worked for Bobby and also with you Betty for more than 13 years when I was young. He was a man I respected and was a positive influence in my life. My heartfelt condolences to you , he will be forever in my memories.

- Jonathan White , Sunday January 31st, 2021

OH NO! I haven’t crossed paths with Bobby in years but we always solved the world problems in our conversations! So fortunate to know Bobby and the entire family. Blessings on Betty and all.

- Ron Strickmaker , Friday January 29th, 2021

Dear Family, Although I had the opportunity to meet Bobby only on several joyous occasions, his presence in and influence on his family were evident. Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort to you all. Rest In Peace, Bobby. God speed!

- Marilou Stafford, Thursday January 28th, 2021

to all the Fisher family, so sorry for your loss. I'll always remenber the 26years we spent togather. they were good times and some bad, but isn't life like that. sorry I can't join you today as I would like to see everyone. But with all this Virus I was advised not to be among a lot of people ..My love to all of you. mMarcella

- Marcella Johnson, Thursday January 28th, 2021

Dear Betty and Family, I am so sorry to read of Bobby's passing.You have my deepest heartfelt sympathy.Remember all the good times you shared.Love Olga

- Olga Woodrow, Wednesday January 27th, 2021

SENDING LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOU ALL BETTY, IF YOU NEED ME PLEASE DONOT HESITATE TO CALL ME. WE CAN TALK AND CRY AND LAUGH OR WHATEVER YOU NEED. LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

- RON AND NITA, Wednesday January 27th, 2021

I remember Bobby as a young man on high school or maybe beginning college. My father was a salesman for Fisher Beverage for many years. I remember the party's they had for their employees and family's. The Fishers were very nice people. I am sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. You all will be in my prayers

- Marilyn Burr, Wednesday January 27th, 2021

I’m So Sorry To Hear The News Of Bobby’s Passing. Please Know He’s In Great Company, I know Jay-Bird Will Have One Waiting For Him🙏🏼

- Tim Fent, Wednesday January 27th, 2021

Didn't know Bobby, read email from Kevin Doyle as I work for a beer wholesaler in NY. Certainly got the feeling that Bobby was a real beer guy which i love and respect. Rest in peace Bobby!

- Anonymous, Tuesday January 26th, 2021

To Betty and FAMILIES, May all the precious fun memories you all have shared with Bob give you peace and strength through this journey. God bless and prayers and peace to all. Love,Mary

- Mary Weld, Monday January 25th, 2021

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