Tommy “Fish” Fisher, Sr.

02/12/1932 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 03/02/2020
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 03/03/2020
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm


Tommy “Fish” Fisher, Sr., passed away peacefully in his home on February 27, 2020, where he had been receiving home health care. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. We will celebrate his life of 88 years at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish in the area below the obituary.

Tommy was born on February 12, 1932, to William and Myrtle Fisher in Lubbock, TX.  Tommy attended Matthews Jr High and Lubbock High School where he excelled in football for the Westerners.  Tommy married Barbara Chancey Fisher on October 1, 1981, in Lubbock. He worked most of his life for his mother at B & M Trim & Glass. He was a member of the Lubbock Lions Club and West Texas Boondockers.  He served as chairman of the Board of Directors at Buffalo Springs Lake for thirty years. Tommy was a founder and deacon of Buffalo Springs Community Church, and a volunteer fireman at Buffalo Springs Lake. Tommy and Barbara owned and operated the Acuff Steakhouse for thirty years until they sold it in 2017. Tommy Fisher was a pillar of the community.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Fisher; five sons, Tommy Joe (Diane Day) Fisher, Jr., Gene David (Debra Jones) Fisher, Marc I. (Keila) Fisher, Joe Hughes, and Gary Hughes; three daughters, Donna Fisher Riley, Jonette Fisher, Kay Hughes Oden; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billy Ray Fisher; and son, Bobby Hughes.


The family of Tommy “Fish” Fisher, Sr. has designated the Buffalo Springs Community Church, Buffalo Springs Lake, 7777 High Meadow Road, Lubbock, Texas 79404, for memorial contributions donated in his memory.


5 thoughts on “Tommy “Fish” Fisher, Sr.”

  1. Tommy, a good and respectful man we will miss. RIP in peace friend. May our loving God give comfort and peace to the family.

  2. What a fine man and wonderful friend to my family. My Dad, Jack, loved Tommy and enjoyed serving with him on the Lake board. Tommy will be greatly missed. God Bless his soul.

  3. Heather Sherrill

    My memories of Tommy are many! The one that stands out to me the most is from church, of course. After my divorce I found it very difficult to attend Sunday morning services by myself. After weeks of contemplating what it would feel like to sit alone in a pew I found the strength to go. The first people I found when entering the door at Buffalo Community Church were Tommy and Barbara. They could see in my face that everything wasn’t all right. They invited me to sit with them that Sunday morning and both of them put their arms around me and held me through that whole service while I cried. They made me feel safe and loved! I knew then that I could make it to church for both myself and my children and if I felt alone I could always sit with them.
    Thank you for that feeling of security! I sure loved Tommy and knew he loved me too.

  4. Our thoughts thoughts and prayers are with all Tommy’s family. Please know y’all will remain in our hearts, thoughts and prayers through out this difficult time. May God’s loving arms surround each of y’all.

    Kathy Jackson
    Sloan, Caitlin & Brooklyn Jackson
    Ernestine Stennett

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