Wayne Fisher was the son of Ernest and Pearl Fisher, born in San Antonio, Texas on March 22, 1947. He died on April 26, 2019 in Sheridan, Wyoming. In between, he lived his life to the fullest.
He was raised in Costa Mesa, California in the fabulous 1950s and 1960s with all the great music and fast cars. Wayne broke into the oilfield industry at the very bottom rung of the ladder. He worked his way into all facets of oilfield work including drilling wells, rig construction, well planning, and logistics. His work took him to many parts of the United States as well as around the world. It finally landed him in Sheridan, Wyoming in 1999. He and his family settled in Sheridan in April of 2000.
Wayne had an amazing life beyond his world travels. He moved to Alaska to work and hunt. There he met his wife, Patty, at a drive-in restaurant straight out of “American Graffiti.” They followed that theme and raced cars at Polar Raceway for the first thirteen years of their marriage – mixing that up with raising their kids at the track. After Wayne crashed his last car, he decided to go hunting as he had always wanted. His hunts took him to parts of Alaska most never have the opportunity to see. At the same time as his enthusiasm for hunting took hold, he and his wife added horses to their lifestyle, finding yet another vehicle to use for exploration of the Alaskan outback. Moving “Outside” in 1993 was another step in their adventure – a chance to see how other parts of the US lived and played. The last few years, as the horses aged out, Wayne returned to his love of cars. He recently “completed” a project refurbishing a 1953 Chevrolet pickup. He was able to spend some quality time with a dear friend from his Alaskan racing days working on that truck.
Throughout his adventurous life, Wayne held tight to his love of family, friends and home. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 49 years, Patty; his son, John; his daughter, Tamara; his daughter, Angel; and his grandson, Michael. Also grieving his death are his brothers and sisters, as well as many friends he has made on his path through life.
Wayne renewed his love for God over the last 20 years and is now happy in the arms of his Lord.
A memorial will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Special Forces Association-Emergency Relief Fund, http://www.specialforceassociation.org/donations/emergency-relief-fund/ or Wounded Warriors Project, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.