Lawrence Cortel Fisher

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After a two year battle with Multiple Myeloma, Coy died on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born October 5, 1936 in Tarboro, NC, the son of Charles Wesley Fisher, Sr. and Ada Woodruff Fisher. He was preceded in death by both parents; stepmother, Ida May Fisher; sisters, Dorothy Fisher and Alma Jane Fisher Henderson; and brother, Charles Wesley Fisher, Jr.
Coy spent most of his childhood in Tarboro; however, he finished his high school years in Rocky Mount graduating from Rocky Mount Senior High. After graduation, he joined the United States Coast Guard. While in the Coast Guard, he returned to Rocky Mount in 1957 to marry his high school sweetheart, Betty Langley Fisher. After the wedding, they moved to Bermuda where he was stationed with the Coast Guard. They have two daughters, Sarah Cameron Fisher and special friend Richard Scott Smith and Becky Fisher Parks and son-in-law, Julian R. Parks, Jr. of Rocky Mount; two grandchildren, Sarah Parks Taylor of Roanoke Rapids and J.R. Parks III of Columbia, SC; one great granddaughter, Sage Langley Bunch; sister-in-law, Barbara L. Fisher of Rocky Mount; and special family members, Harry and Florence McKeel.
Coy was a retired Nationwide insurance agent of thirty-two years where he excelled for many years, winning various sales awards throughout his career. He loved his time as an agent because it offered him the ability to meet and make new friends daily. In addition to his insurance career, he also owned the local Putt-Putt course. He had wonderful times there and regretted to give it up but declining health did not allow for it. He was also involved for many years with various civic organizations. He was active with the Rocky Mount Jaycees, the Civitan Club, where he served as president, the Elks Lodge, Bull and Bear Investment Club, and Englewood United Methodist Church.
He was a talented artist, carving duck decoys and shore birds. He cherished the years he made special orders for family and friends. He loved gardening and yard work. He loved the mornings he was able to meet with his breakfast crew at Bojangles, discussing anything from recipes to solutions to the world's problems. He was a wonderful storyteller and was known for always illustrating the story as it was being told.
The family would like to thank all of his friends for their love and support during these past few months and to the loving staff at Autumn Care and the staff at Community Hospice for the kindness and compassion shown to Coy while in their care.
The family will receive friends and relatives 7:00pm -8:30pm Friday evening, March 7, 2013 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home. A service of thanks and celebration of Coy's life will be held 11:00am Saturday at Englewood United Methodist Church with Rev. Terry Huffines and Rev. Jackie Raper officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Fred E. Turnage Chapter of the American Red Cross, 326 S. Franklin Street, Rocky Mount NC 27803 or the , 2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 206, Raleigh NC 27607.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting
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Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Mar. 7, 2014
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