Obituary of Raymond Douglas Fisher
ADRIAN- Raymond Douglas Fisher, age 34 of Adrian, passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2018 at Holy Cross Hospital, Mission Hills, California while visiting family and friends. Ray was born on October 21, 1984 in Adrian to Kevin D. and Anne E. (Wilson) Fisher. Ray loved animals, sports and talking to people. He spent his early years in the Adrian area attending Lincoln Elementary and Drager Middle School. Ray played YMCA soccer, Adrian Area Little League Baseball and Junior Hockey. Ray’s education shifted to Rosemont Middle School and LaCrescenta Valley High School in LaCrescenta, California where he played football. A smart kid, Ray was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated High School with honors. Ray attended Pasadena City College studying business and sociology.
Ray enjoyed meeting people and made friends wherever he went. Ray lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed attending many professional sporting events of the LA Lakers, the LA Clippers, the LA Dodgers, the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers and watching his favorite football team the Dallas Cowboys. Ray enjoyed snowboarding at Big Bear, CA and the mountains of Colorado. Partying with his buddies in Las Vegas or Mexico, while traveling about, Raymond always had to try the local cuisine. He loved good food from street tacos to sushi. He was never afraid to try new things.
Ray was full of life and full of ambition. He began working at an early age to help out his family and save money. A natural born hustler, Ray used his social skills and charm in a variety of jobs from washing windows to selling mortgages. Ray loved helping people, lending a hand to anyone who asked. He helped his Mom to start her mobile spa business and often helped her out when she needed an extra hand. Ray’s career was centered in agriculture. Returning to Michigan, Ray helped his Dad on the family farm where he ran everything from a shovel to high tech machinery. While he was happy to help out growing the usual crops of corn, wheat and soybeans, Ray’s true agricultural calling was in growing cannabis. Ray truly believed in the financial opportunities and medicinal properties of marijuana.
Sadly, addiction and a prescription to Oxy at age 17 contributed to the cause of Ray’s early death of heart failure. We, as his family, wish to use this time to remind everyone to be kind to those with afflictions and always share Ray’s story. A life that ended way too soon; but a life that brought love, meaning and joy to all who knew him.
Raymond is survived by his mother, Anne (Wilson) Fisher of Woodland Hills, CA, his father Kevin (Linda) Fisher of Adrian, sister Shaina Fisher of Adrian, Grandpa Duane Fisher of Adrian, Grandma Janina Wilson of Adrian and numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins and many close friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his Grandma Janet Fisher, Grandpa Clarke Wilson, Uncle Lou Adam and cousin Brian McMillen and his beloved dog Hendricks.
A celebration of Raymond’s life was held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Crippen Mortuary in La Crescenta, CA. Cremation has taken place and no local services are planned. Memorial contributions to honor Raymond can be made to the Lenawee County Humane Society or the charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home in Adrian. Condolences and memories of Ray can be shared on an interactive tribute page located www.andersonfuneralservices.com