Robert Fisher, Jr. ’68
- 2021 Hall of Fame Honoree
Robert Fisher, Jr. held the positions of Squad Leader, First Sergeant and Platoon Leader during his time at OMA. In 1967, Rob was Squad Leader of Second Semester Rabbits and then in 1968 he was Platoon Leader of Second Semester Rabbits. Rob Graduated in 1968 as a First Lieutenant and his accomplishments at OMA were Outstanding Company, Best Drilled Company, Best Drilled Platoon, Chapel Foundation, DeMolay, Drill Team, Military Proficiency Ribbon, Dean’s Honor Roll, Merit Ribbon, Cadet Capers, Chevron Society, Saber Society, Best Drilled Squad, N.C.D.
Upon graduation from OMA Fisher went into the Air Force for two years of Active Duty followed by two years of Reserve.
In June of 1970 he married Vickie Miles Fisher and has been blessed for 51 years with her. They have four children and ten grandchildren whom all live in the Oklahoma City area.
In 1972, Fisher partnered with his father and purchased Farmers Livestock Commission Company at the Oklahoma National Stock Yards in Oklahoma City and for a 12 year period he co-owned B&R Thoroughbred Racing Stables. Upon his Father’s death in 1991, Rob and Vickie bought out his Father’s half of the Company. He owned and ran Farmers until 2008 and then sold it to his son. From 1980 – 1986 Rob held the office of President of the Livestock Exchange at the Oklahoma National Stock Yards and in 1986 he was asked to serve as a Director of the National Stock Yards of which he still serves. He became President of National Stock Yards Company in 1999 which consists of Oklahoma National Stock Yards, St. Louis National Stockyards, and East St. Louis Junction Railroad. For 2 years Fisher also served as President of the Livestock Marketing Association in Oklahoma and for 6 years as President of Stock Yards City Main Street. He was also a Director of UMB Bank for 8 years and served on an Advisory Committee for the Southern Illinois Business Promotion for 6 years. Fisher retired in 2020.
Fisher was selected as an OMA Distinguished Alumnus in 2017. He cherishes his time and the lifelong friends he made from attending OMA.