OBITUARY

Richard Huddleston Fletcher Jr.

December 2, 1941November 10, 2018
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Richard “Dick” Fletcher, 76, of Charleston, WV entered into rest on November 10, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer, but he never let it get him down he was always “fine.” Dick was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman and loved being out on the Kanawha River in his bass boat. Dick retired from The Eye and Ear Clinic after 34 years and continued to work for Charleston Surgical up until recently. He was a model railroader and a member of the Kanawha Valley Railroad Association. Dick was also a loyal fan of George Washington High School Football. He always loved going to his Charleston High School Reunion monthly dinners. In his younger years Dick coached for Bob Long Midget Football for 10 years. Dick loved his family and always put them first. He was very proud of his boys Rick and Mark. His family will always remember a husband and father that always gave so much of himself and loved like no other. He is survived by the love of his life his wife of 56 years Jeanie Fletcher, his two sons; Rick (Cathy) Fletcher, Mark (Anitalee) Fletcher, his four grandchildren; Jordan (Derek) Robbins, Taylor Fletcher, Tanner Collier, Sierra Hubner and his three great grandchildren Liam, Everett and Aidan Robbins. A memorial service will be held at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home 5233 Rocky Fork Rd Cross Lanes, WV on Saturday November 17, 2018 at 3:00pm with visitation from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House. Online condolences can be made by visiting www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.

FISH ON BUDDY!!!!!

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

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judy (Blake) Wood

November 18, 2018

Sending belated thoughts and prayers so sorry for your loss.

Curtis (and family) aka "Wilson" Ebert

November 15, 2018

Our heartfelt love and sympathy goes out to Jeannie, Rick, Mark and their families. We are friends and neighbors of Rick and Cathi. We could see family was Dick's first priority.
Remembering great times fishing with Dick and Rick. It was a privilege knowing him.

Ken and Debbie Greear

November 15, 2018

Our hearts are heavy with sadness at the news of Dickey’s passing. We were neighbors of his family for many years and it was some of the best memories we have. They were a wonderful and loving family. We treasured their friendship. Our Love and sympathy is extended to Jeannie , Ricky and Mark. They had a remarkable husband and Father that never waivered from his Love for them. He always made everyone around him feel comfortable and HAPPY. He was truly a man that enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest!
We love and are thinking of them all at this time
May God carry you in his his hands through this difficult time.

Ken and Debbie

Karen Jenkins

November 14, 2018

It has been a pleasure working with Dick at Charleston Surgical Hospital over the years. He was a great co-worker and always made me laugh. He had a great work ethic and was a kind and caring man. Prayers to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed at Charleston Surgical Hospital.

Casey Dotson

November 13, 2018

Dick was great man, so full of life and love. He truly cared about people. I’ll never forget his fishing stories, and other adventures he’d talk about at work. He will be missed by many. Sending love, hugs, and prayers to his wife and family.

Eddie Rider

November 13, 2018

Dickie was a great husband to my sister Jeannie. A great father to Ricky and Mark. I was proud to have him as my brother-in-law. He will be missed by all of his family and friends. God, please comfort Jeannie and their whole family.

Eddie and Val Rider, Palm Coast, FL

BONNIE COOK

November 13, 2018

dick was always easy to talk to and always offer advise about work hunting fishing and football will miss him dearly prayers for Jeanne and his family

Julie Lejeune

November 12, 2018

Dick showed such courage and character during his illness. He will be missed and remembered for his kindness and commitment to friends and family. I picture him fishing and enjoying the outdoors with the warm sun on his back and a smile on his face. Blessings to Jeannie and family.

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Biography

       When someone is identified as a natural leader, certain images come to mind. First thoughts are of a no-nonsense, tough-minded, dedicated and disciplined person. This description accurately fits Richard Huddleston Fletcher Jr., known to his family and friends as Dickie, who was indeed a born manager. He will be remembered as being highly organized, practical and realistic. He was a person who always carried a strong sense of duty with him throughout his life. Possessed with traditional “old school” morals, he was an individual who clearly communicated to those around him just who he was and what he was all about. Everyone acquainted with him knew him as a well-respected man who was a stable force in his community.

His parents were Richard and Betty Fletcher. Dickie was raised in Charleston, West Virginia. Even as a youngster, he learned to be objective and decisive. His faith in the principles of authority and dependability was something that he carried with him throughout his life.

Dickie’s matter-of-fact attitude about most things was developed during his childhood. As a young boy, he enjoyed being part of teams, and organizations and groups of other kids who shared similar interests. He took part in basketball and football. He was a boy scout. In his spare time he liked trains and cars.
In school, Dickie was as close to being a model student as one could possibly imagine. He sought to achieve perfect attendance in all of his classes. He would eagerly complete his homework, and often put in extra study time when he felt it was necessary. A logical and focused thinker, he was always good at following directions and meeting his schedules, whether they were set by his teachers or were self-imposed. Dickie’s personal motto could well have been, “Do it right the first time.” He graduated from Charleston High School in 1960. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was history. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Mr. Jarrett. He was an honor roll student.

An objective and conscientious individual, Dickie reveled in the security of his family. On December 16, 1961 he exchanged wedding vows with Norma Jean Rider, also known as Jeanie, at his in laws house of Elkview, West Virginia. One of his most endearing qualities was his uncanny ability to remember important dates and anniversaries, and his unending enthusiasm for organizing a celebration for his family and friends.

Dickie was ever watchful of his children. He worried about them and was deeply concerned for their development as they grew up. He maintained a firm hand in their upbringing. He would give his stamp of approval to their requests, as long as he could see how they might benefit. He also had the ability to enforce the rules as needed to ensure that his children were properly raised. Dickie was blessed with two sons, Rick and Mark. They were also blessed with five grandchildren Jordan, Taylor, Tanner, Sierra, and Aiden and two great grandchildren, Liam and Everett.

Being a hard worker who praised efficiency, Dickie was always striving to make improvements where they were necessary. He was able to analyze situations and problems, keeping everything and everyone on track. An excellent project supervisor, he was a person who could quickly make decisions based on the information available. He worked cooperatively and expected the same from his colleagues. In both his personal and professional environments, he upheld his standards. His primary occupations were master electrician and life safety specialist. He was employed for 40 years for Eye and Ear Clinic, which is now Charleston Surgical. Dickie was a team player who certainly lived out the motto of “give me a job, and I will get it done.”

Dickie approached his leisure time in the same manner that he approached his life. A person who enjoyed being neat and orderly and one who understood the nature of things, he appreciated the hours he was able to devote to his various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were fishing, hunting, trains, woodworking, coin collecting, and going to dirt track races. He was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

Playing by the rules was a natural thing for him to do in life and that carried over to his enjoyment of sports. He also was something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football and fishing.

Being generous with his time and energy, Dickie liked to belong to a variety of groups and organizations. He was a vocal leader who enjoyed being a part of things. His desire to uphold traditions and his ability to take charge of any type of project made him a tremendous asset. Throughout his later years, he was an active member of the Kanawha Valley Railroad Association.

Dickie was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of his favorites was Sassy the cat. They were best friends for 20 years.

Richard Huddleston Fletcher Jr. passed away on November 10, 2018 at Hubbard Hospice House. He fought a brave battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife Jeanie, his two sons Rick and his wife Cathi, Mark and his wife Anitalee, five grand children, and two great grand children. Services were held at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home.

All who knew him would agree that Dickie was a pillar of the community. He lived his life with his feet firmly on the ground. He had a strong work ethic, was pragmatic in his thoughts and acts, and constantly sought the means for self-improvement. He was willing to share his ideas and knowledge for the benefit of others, so that they could accomplish more in their lives. Richard Huddleston Fletcher Jr. did his best to ensure that his family, friends, loved ones, co-workers, and everyone whose life he touched was given the chance to become a better person.