James Sidney Fletcher
September 10, 1927 – June 10, 2018
James Sidney “Sid” Fletcher, 90, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. He served in the US Navy during WWII. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and Appalachian State Teachers College. He touched many lives as he taught various science courses at Wingate College beginning in 1958. He was born on September 10, 1927 in Elkin, NC. Sidney is survived by his wife of 61 years, Myzelle Stanley Fletcher of Wingate; his sons, Eric (Kathy) and James (Sheila); his grandchildren, Katelyn Fletcher Spurlock, Brendan Fletcher, and Sarah Fletcher; his brothers, David Fletcher (Barbara) and Charles Fletcher (Betty); his sister, Margaret Fletcher Kleber (John); several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He loved to ride his bicycle to work, to swim at the Wingate University pool with dear friends, and he was an active member and avid supporter of Gideons International. His passion was to share his faith in Jesus Christ and his love of God’s Word with anyone he met. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 16 from 1:00-1:45 p.m. at the Wingate Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. A Celebration Service will follow in the church sanctuary at 2:00 p.m. A short graveside service will be held at Lakeland Memorial Park in Monroe following the service. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 1183, Monroe, NC 28111-1183. McEwen Funeral Service of Monroe is serving the family.
- Visitation Saturday, June 16, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
James Sidney Fletcher
April 9, 2019
I was in Mr. Fletcher's Earth Science class at Wingate College in 1985. He was an enthusiastic professor, a man fascinated by everything around him. I remember the day Mr. Fletcher took the class outside to catch butterflies. He ran through a field with a butterfly net and was excited to show us his catch, describing each creature. Mr. Fletcher loved learning new things, and he imparted this gift to his students. I am blessed and honored to have been taught by him.
June 26, 2018
We Loved Sid Fletcher! He was so kind and full of class. We will miss him. Prayers to the family.
Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center Staff
June 19, 2018
Mr Fletcher has greatly impacted my life and the lives of my family. I hardly know where to begin We have known the Fletchers since I can remember.
Mr Fletcher was a brilliant man A Renaissance man He was a botanist an organic farmer a bike-rider a swimmer a singer a family man a kind man but most of all he was a Christian He was a walking example of Christian love. He practiced what he preached. When my mother was sick he would come by and sit with her. They would sing songs in Spanish. I cannot express how grateful I am to him. I cannot express how much I respected and loved and still love Mr Fletcher I miss him so much The memories I have of Mr Fletcher flood my spirit and I feel so grateful and so sad. But mostly grateful that I had the privilege and blessing of having known him.
June 15, 2018
Uncle Sidney was such a godly man who loved and served our Lord with diligence and joy! He loved the Fletcher and Stanley families very much and was a generous, loving uncle to the Stanley family cousins! Intelligence, with a great sense of humor, made for many serious conversations and many more moments of laughter! My numerous memories will last a lifetime! He and Aunt Myzelle always "had my back" and many others can say the same! Rest in Peace, Uncle Sidney! You will not be forgotten! Until we meet again . . .
June 13, 2018
Years ago, when I was the Aquatic Director at the Wingate University pool, Dr Fletcher was a regular lap swimmer. I gave him some goggles especially for lap swimming, which he appreciated. Dr Fletcher will be missed, for the community lost a great and good person in him. RIH, Dr Fletcher.
Pastor Bobby Leonard
June 12, 2018
I knew Bro Sid as a great Christian and lover of souls. A life spent for Jesus Christ Who died for us, is a life well spent.
Harold & Charlotte Rogers
June 11, 2018
Sid was a special person! A very good friend and faithful Brother Gideon. May God Bless You Myzelle in the coming days. Harold & Charlotte