Respect You've Known

Harry Ogburn Fishel, Jr. of Roanoke Rapids passed away January 4, 2018, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC. He was 94 years old. He was born April 27, 1923 in Vaughan, NC, son of the late Harry Ogburn Fishel and Agnes Norman Fishel.

He was graduate of Warrenton High School and North Carolina State University  with a degree in textiles. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He was employed by Simmons Company in Roanoke Rapids; later, he opened his own real estate and insurance company, where he was very active for many years. He was a member of the Roanoke Rapids Board of Realtors and the NC Assn of Realtors.

Harry was a Southern Gentleman and a quiet man of faith. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved nature. He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church, Roanoke Rapids, where he was a former Deacon and taught Sunday School. He received the” Outstanding Older Adult Award” from the New Hope Presbytery in 2001.

Preceding Harry in death were two sisters, Anne Hunter Fishel Polk (James) and Mary Norman Fishel White (James)

Harry is survived by his wife of 66 years, Grace Pettit Jones Fishel; two sons, Hary Ogburn Fishel, III (Jean),of  Lake Greenwood, SC and Frederick McKinney Fishel (kathleen), of Gainsville, Fl; two grandchildren, Julia Anne Fishel, of Honolulu,Hi and Daniel Carter Fishel, of Greenville, SC; nieces, Mary Patterson, Janet, Knox, Anne Douglas and Beverly; nephews, Tasker, Wesley and Edward; a host great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces , great great nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, January 8, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joseph Sandoval officiating. Interment will be held at 2:30 pm at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Littleton, NC.

Family and friends will be received at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund, 16 E. 5th Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.


1015 West 5th Street

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870



Respect You've Known