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In Memory of

Christopher Rocky Fissette

December 19, 1962 - November 20, 2016

Obituary


Christopher Rocky Fissette was born on December 19, 1962 in Spokane, Washington to Don and Bonnie Fissette. He left us on November 20, 2016 in Spokane. He is the oldest of the family, having one brother. Rocky was born and raised in Northeast Spokane (Hillyard) and lived most of his life there. Rocky first attended Whitman elementary, where he was known as Christopher. Then the Fissette family moved to Morgan acres. That's when Christopher started going by his middle name (Rocky) at Arlington elementary. When Rocky went to Shaw jr high he started to play...

Christopher Rocky Fissette was born on December 19, 1962 in Spokane, Washington to Don and Bonnie Fissette. He left us on November 20, 2016 in Spokane. He is the oldest of the family, having one brother. Rocky was born and raised in Northeast Spokane (Hillyard) and lived most of his life there. Rocky first attended Whitman elementary, where he was known as Christopher. Then the Fissette family moved to Morgan acres. That's when Christopher started going by his middle name (Rocky) at Arlington elementary. When Rocky went to Shaw jr high he started to play Football and Wrestle. He found out fast. This is one way he did not have to work at home, he would do after school sports. In between his 8th & 9th grade Rocky went on a wrestling culture exchange to Budapest, Hungary, where he excelled as a young man and a high-caliber athlete. The following summer, "the Rock" went to Japan to wrestle for one month. The Japanese coaches invited him to stay and work out with their Olympic team. Rocky came back to the states with the eye on the prize. The prize was to wrestle at John R Rogers high school. He was varsity his sophomore year at heavyweight. That summer he went to Mexico on a wrestling culture exchange. By Rocky's senior year, the city of Spokane knew that they had someone special amongst them. On January 11, 1981, the spokesman review had Rocky on the entire front page of their sports section. The caption was "I like to knock people around "and Rocky lived up to those words Rogers last match of the year was going against Lewis and Clark city championship and it came down to him to win and he did. In the state tournament that year he took third place helping Rogers to take fourth overall. Rocky graduated from Rogers in 1981. There were many colleges looking at him, both for wrestling and football Washington State University looked at him for football, where he played nose guard and half back when WSU looked at his film they could not believe someone that short (5-8) could have the stats that he had playing ball, they thought they were going to see a giant not a fire hydrant. Rocky ended up going to North Idaho College on a wrestling scholarship and then the following year transferred to Eastern Washington University.
Rocky joined the work force with probably the best job that could fit a man like this he became a skip tracer, better known as a bounty hunter. He loved doing this job. There was a danger element to it. Also, playing cat and mouse. The three years that Rocky did this. Only two people alluded him. Rocky also tried being a cab driver/owner but he was looking for something more stable. He a sanitation engineer for fiber tech industries and part-time janitor for East Valley school district. Rocky was injured at work in early 2005.
Rocky was never married but the love of his life was his nephew storm Fissette and niece Bonnie Fissette. Rocky was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie Lee Fissette in 1990. His father, Donald Leon Fissette in 2011. Rocky is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Shawn and Kim Fissette nephew and niece storm and Bonnie Fissette all in Spokane. He also has several close friends just to name a few Jay, Rick, David and Gary and many many more. Rocky has made a tremendous impact on so many people's lives there will always be a hole in our hearts for him. Christopher Rocky Fissette you will be missed but not forgotten. We Love You.
Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.