Larry Fisher Death, Obituary – Larry S. Fisher, former Bartholomew County coroner who was 73 years old has reportedly passed away on January 4, 2023 at a medical center in Sebring, Florida. Even though the official cause of death has not been made public, Fisher’s friends claim that he had been dealing with health problems for a number of years prior to his passing away. On his resume, Fisher detailed his experience serving on the county council, as the county coroner, as a law enforcement officer, as the owner of a business, and as an employee at a funeral parlor.
When Fisher was still a teenager attending high school, he began working part-time at what is now known as Sawyer Pickett Funeral & Cremation Services in North Vernon. At the time, the business was known as Sawyer Pickett Funeral Home. Because of the nature of the art, he would be drawn back to it over and over again for the rest of his life. Currently, Sawyer-Pickett is working on the preparations for the funeral of Fisher, which will take place later today.
In addition to that, he has served as a reserve deputy for the Sheriff’s Office in Bartholomew County for the better part of the past three decades. One of the things that people remember most clearly about Fisher is the fact that he and his wife took turns serving as the elected Coroner of Bartholomew County for a number of years. This is one of the things that people remember him for.
Fisher was appointed to the position of coroner for the county in 1985 and held that position until 1993. In spite of the fact that his wife had previously held the same position from 1993 until 2001, Larry was elected to the position of coroner by the voters in the year 2001. In the event that neither spouse was serving in the elected position, the partners would take turns serving as the deputy coroner for the other partner.
In the year 2008, Fisher ran for a seat on the Bartholomew County Council that represents the county at large, and he finally won the election for that seat. On the other hand, he only held the job of coroner for a single four-year term before vying for it once more in 2012 and winning it handily despite there being no opposition from other candidates.
The longtime owner of Fisher’s Flower Basket, which is situated on Gladstone Avenue, was also appointed chairman of the Columbus Emergency Ambulance Services Board in the year 2012. In addition to that, he served for a period of time as a member of the Republican Central Committee for Bartholomew County. This position lasted for a number of years.
According to Barb Hackman, who served as the Republican county chairwoman in the past, she and her husband were regular guests at both social and political events hosted by the Fishers “for as long as I can remember.” There is evidence that the Fishers were active members of the Republican Party.
In recognition of the countless hours that Fisher had spent helping the residents of Bartholomew County throughout the course of his career, the Rural Service Award was bestowed upon him in 2016. This afforded his friends and neighbors the chance to convey their appreciation to him on their own behalf, which was a wonderful gift for all involved.
Fisher was also one of the defendants listed in a protracted federal prosecution over the death of Cary Owsley, who died in April 2013 in Columbus as a consequence of a gunshot wound. Owsley passed away in the city due to the effects of a gunshot wound. The legal action has been going on for a considerable amount of time. Fisher, who had ruled that Owsley’s death was a suicide in his capacity as coroner, was named as a defendant in the civil complaint. The other defendants in the case were either currently employed in law enforcement in Bartholomew County or were retired from the agency.
According to the records from the court, the Owsley family filed an appeal against the decision that Fisher had made. In their argument, they stated that the officials who were engaged in the litigation had covered up Owsley’s murder by evading responsibility, among other things, by deleting evidence. The decision made by Fisher was contested by the family as well. A request to have an earlier rejection of the Owsley case appealed to a federal court, but that request was denied a year ago.