Born December 11, 1937 in Sulpher Rock, Ark., he as the son of the late Henry O'Dell and Alpha Mae Woods Fletcher. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1958.
On December 26, 1964 he married Irene Reinhart who preceded him in death February 7, 2004.
Surviving are seven children: Gilbert Fletcher of Texas, Ellen Fletcher of Washington; Charles and Debbie Stark, Glen and Rhonda Nettles, and Mary and Thomas Arant all of Senath; Elaine and Lonnie Arant of Marmaduke, Ark. and Lloyd Nelson of Paragould, Ark. Nine brothers and sisters: Ed Fletcher of Arbyrd, Mo.; Wayne Fletcher, Linda Fletcher and William Fletcher all of Kennett; Roy Fletcher of Tomball, Texas; Danny Fletcher of Conroe, Texas; Sam Fletcher of Russelville, Ark.; Paul Fletcher of Poplar Grove, Ill. and Joe Fletcher of Apokam, Fla. Grandchildren: Wesley Phenis, Lloyd Danaho, Emmauel Arant, Nathan Arrant, Rebecca Arant, Faith Arant, Hollis Arant, Gerald Backer, Amanda Langston, James Cuther Ragland and Sharon Marie Arant (Deck). Great-grandchildren, Rebecca Sessums, Reanna Langston, Natlie Beckner, Morgan Beckner and Zack Phenis.
He was preceded in death by Gene Fletcher, Vernel Hays and Shirley Hays.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. today, Thursday, July 12, at the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Senath with the Revs. Thomas Arant, Kevin Standley and Floyd Ryles officiating.
Burial was in the Lulu Cemetery near Senath.
Pallbearers were Whesley Phenis, Lloyd Danaho, Emmuel Arant, Gerald Beckner, Marty Langston and William Fletcher.
Honorary pallbearers were Charles Stark, Gene Nettles, Wayne Fletcher, Joe Fletcher and Lloyd Nelson.