David R. Fisk
Dec 15, 1952 – Oct 9, 2015
David Randall Fisk of Edmond, Oklahoma, died unexpectedly during surgery on Friday, October 9th, 2015. Born to Mary and Harvey Fisk on December 15, 1952 in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his daughter, his three sisters: Rothy Moseley, Heather Myers (Mike) and Jennifer Storz, as well as niece Caitlin and nephews Lary (Allison) and Chris (Kristi) and several great-nieces and nephews. he is also survived by many friends including his best buddy John Bennett.
David was known to many for his distinctive photography. He was well-known locally as a great music-lover, having served as past president of the Oklahoma Blues Society for a few years. He was a 1975 graduate of East Texas State University. He was managing editor of The Commerce Journal after college and then moved to Tyler, Texas where he was city editor of the newspaper there. He came to Oklahoma in 1979 as an editor with The Oklahoman newspaper. After retiring from The Oklahoman in 2007, David combined his love of sports with a long-time dream and opened Images Gallery, The Art of Sport in Edmond, which closed in 2010.
He enjoyed traveling to baseball parks and taking road trips along Route 66, also enjoying barbecue, spicy foods, rock n’ roll and blues music and discovering new people and places along the way. He used many of his photos along with a selection of images from the Edmond Historical Society Photographic Collection and images from many individuals to tell the stories of some of the interesting people of Edmond in a book he wrote, Legendary Locals of Edmond.
David grew up in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. He always loved baseball and had fond memories of attending ball games with his dad at Burnett Field, as well as playing little league. While he often saw his father taking pictures as he grew up, the Oak Cliff Tribune is where David really began his own venture into photography at his first real job. His friends appreciated his passion for blues music, baseball and his artistic photos.
The memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday October 17, 2015 at Henderson Hill Baptist Church in Edmond.