Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Robert C. “Bob” Fisher

Robert C. “Bob” Fisher, age 74, of Shelby, died Thursday morning, January 26, 2023 at Signature Healthcare in Galion following a long illness.

Bob was born May 6, 1948 in Shelby to Charles and Nancy (Condon) Fisher. He was a 1966 graduate of Shelby High School. Bob was very proud to be a sportswriter for 33 years, primarily writing for Mansfield News Journal and covering basketball and football games every Friday. He worked in various positions over the years including Mansfield Business College, Bissman Co., Greenseed, and Cotton Club. Bob retired from Werner Trucking Enterprises, where he was a driver recruiter in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania- a job he thoroughly enjoyed.

Following retirement, Bob started a DJ company called “The Music PROvider” entertaining and providing services for numerous weddings and events. This evolved into him getting his minister license and marrying couples too- the total package! Bob had the gift to gab and enjoyed golfing in various leagues over the years. Above all else, Bob’s #1 love was University of Michigan football. He was a diehard fan and attended copious amounts of games throughout his lifetime.

Surviving is his wife and partner of 33 years, Victoria E. “Vicki” (DeVine) Fisher. They married May 25, 2007. Also surviving are his children: Derek (Alison) Fisher of Mansfield, Chad Fisher (Gena Olivier) of Austin, TX, Todd Fisher of New York, New York, and Rebekah Fisher (Nicholas Sexton) of Shelby; 6 grandchildren: Greyson Fisher, Elly Fisher, Gatlin Sexton, Nova Sexton, Ryan Fisher, and Van Fisher; parents: Charles and Nancy (Condon) Fisher; brother: Rick (Susan) Fisher; as well as other relatives and friends. Bob was happily greeted in Heaven by his many beloved Boxer dogs whom he loved and missed so very much.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 3-6 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will immediately follow at 6 pm. Pastor Josh Kocher of Crossroads Church, where Bob was a member, will officiate the services.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence on Bob’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on his post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

To view Bob’s tribute video, click the link provided:

Memories & Condolence

  1. Carl Ridenour says:

    Please accept my condolences in the loss of Fish. I knew him from his sportswriting career and from when he and I played in the golf league at the Shelby Park 3. We’ve lost another great Whippet with his journey to heaven. May God grant your family comfort during this difficult time.

  2. Cindy Milligan-Gandee says:

    Hi Vicki,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. ❤️ It is never easy to lose a loved one.

    Saying prayers for you and your family for peace and comfort.

    Sending hugs to you and your family. ❤️

  3. Sue Eighinger says:

    So hard to believe.
    Bob was a long time friend.
    Sure enjoyed the beach parties with Phil Dirt and The Dozers.
    I looked forward to seeing Bob and Vicki there.
    My heart goes out to Vicki and his family.
    Love and prayers.

  4. Joni Young says:

    Nancy and Charlie
    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing
    You are in our thoughts and prayers
    Jim and Joni Young

  5. Evelyn lee says:

    Vickie and family. Sending many prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. I’m glad you and Bob were able to spend so many good years together. Your friend.

  6. Toni & Joe Hoffer says:

    So sorry for your loss Vicki and family. You and your family are in our love, thoughts and prayers. Love you all!!! ❤️❤️

  7. Toni Hoffer says:

    So very sorry to hear of your families loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs Vicki. ❤️

  8. Frederick Studer says:

    To the Fisher Family, So sorry for your loss. Gone to soon. May God Bless and Keep You and Yours Always. Fred Studer……..

  9. Donna Smith says:

    Vicki you have my sincere condolences. I know how difficult it is and I pray for comfort and strength for you. Bob was so great and both the Perry and Smith families thought highly of him. Love to you, Donna

  10. John Steele says:

    Very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

    Bob was a great guy. Allways positive, thoughtful, caring and engaging when we worked together at Werner. Bob truly made a difference during his career.

    About 20 years ago, Bob and I spoke about our mutual interest in college football, and he learned that I grew up in Iowa and that I’m a Hawkeye fan.
    Starting that year and every year thereafter, the printed glossy Hawkeye football media guide never failed to show up in my office after Bob attended the annual Big 10 media days.

  11. Tom and Betty Hager says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. Please accept our condolences.

  12. Larry Jack Tackett says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, but so happy to know his is now with our Saviour. I have great memories of him when we were little boys in little league and men whe we played soft ball together. Your family are in my prayers.

  13. Brad Hermen says:

    Sorry for your loss Derek and family.

  14. Marc Johnson says:

    So many memories came to mind as I heard of Bob’s passing. All of them were great. From working at Pierce’s sporting goods to Michigan games I always enjoyed our times. Prayers sent to Vicki and the family.

  15. Dan Brown says:

    Vicki, so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing, he was such a good man!! I always smile when thinking of all the times we played baseball & basketball!! I will miss him greatly. He is in good hands with Jesus!!

  16. Nancy (Parsons) says:

    The Fisher Family, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss of Bob! He always had a smile and always took the time to talk whenever I saw him! R.I.P. Bob!

  17. Jeff Angelini says:

    On behalf of the Nyte Flyte DJ staff we are sending our condolences to you and your family.
    Bob was missed yesterday at the bridal show.

  18. Bonnie and Dave Fisher says:

    Dear Vickie,

    We are so sorry to learn of Bob’s death. It was so amazing to reconnect with both both of you during our days at Hope Cabins when the 2 of you would DJ many of our weddings! Bob was a force to be reckoned with – always positive, smiling, and enjoying what he was doing. May God’s peace and hope fill and surround you in this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

  19. Sheila and Alan Biglin says:

    Dear Fisher family, you have our deepest condolences on the passing of Bob. What a kind and warm person. He always had a smile on his face. He did some dj’ing for our family also. Hugs to you all.
    Alan and Sheila (smith) Biglin

  20. Ron Russell says:

    Bob was a great athlete, friend, and classmate! I’ll see him someday in paradise!

  21. robie pena says:

    Viki, I amso sorry to here about Bob. He was always a friend and a better man.

  22. Sandi DeSalvo says:

    So many happy memories during my college years of always returning to Shelby and meeting up with Bob and Penny Heitzman in the summer. Penny drove her dad’s jeep and we drove the route over and over and over. We never tired of the boulevard, downtown Shelby, and back. In more recent years, Bob shared so many stories of his DJ’ing experiences that kept us in stitches.

    Bob was a good man and a kind man; he is in God’s hands now! Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

  23. Penny and Bob Bricker says:

    Vicki and Fisher family so very sorry for your loss. Bob was such a great guy and fun to be around. Known Bob since 1st grade and always considered him a good friend. Hugs and Prayers

  24. Jim Jackson says:

    Fisher Family,Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.I always enjoyed talking sports with Bob and playing a few rounds of golf with him.We had a friendly football rivalry-me being a big OSU fan and Bob being such a Michigan fan.I’m sure he was met in Heaven by Coach Bo and they were yelling “Go Blue “!My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  25. Fred Beeching says:

    Vicki and family. So sorry to hear about your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. Enjoyed Bob and you being DJ’s. Bob was a very good person. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. Susan Fisher says:

    Bob was a great brother-in-law and an all around great guy. He was always so happy and funny—laughing and joking and thoroughly enjoying life. I hate so badly that his last few years were riddled with health issues but he fought so valiantly through it all. I’m so sorry for our family that we had to lose him waaay too early. I feel so sad for Nancy and Charlie—it’s always hard for parents to lose a child—and for Vicki who was a perfect partner for him—they had so much fun together and for his children—Derek-Chad-Todd and Bekah—you lost a very great man and loving father. I’m sorry the grandchildren will be denied Bob’s attention as they grow into adults. I feel so sad for Rick as he has lost not only his brother but a very good friend. I love you all and I loved Bob. I’m so sorry that obstacles kept me from being with you—but my heart certainly was—Susan

  27. Bill Foor says:

    Vicki and family. Our sincere sympathies for your loss! Bob and I played ball together years ago and he remained a good friend. He was a very special man who always had a smile and loved life to the fullest. I know how much he enjoyed covering HS sports and he was a great conveyor of the games he covered recognizing as many of the players as possible. A very special person who will be missed by anyone who knew him.

  28. mike collins says:

    A child of God says it all !

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