Life Event Center at Florida Memorial & Florida Memorial Gardens
5950 S US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL
December 27, 1921 – February 8, 2020
LTC William (Fletch) Fletcher Dec 27, 1921 - Feb 8, 2020.
Fletch died peacefully in his sleep in his home in the Indian River Colony Club (IRCC). Nancy, his wife of 63 years, preceded him in death. He is survived by son Bill (Robin) and daughter Claudia (Bob Cavanaugh), 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Fletch and Nancy were active at IRCC and Fletch played golf through age 92. Volunteering for the Army Air Corps, Fletch flew 35 combat missions as a Navigator in B-17s with the 388th Bomb Group (hvy) 8th Air Force. He earned his first of six Air Medals on September 5, 1944. Upon completion of his 35 missions, he returned to the States; as WW II ended, he was released from service and attended the University of Connecticut. At UConn he met Nancy, played intercollegiate golf and swam (not too many men in 45-46) and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. Fletch was recalled for Korea and made the Air Force his career, retiring in 1970 as a LTC with the award of a Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service. He became a Program Coordinator Area Administrator for the University of Southern California (USC) in Washington DC, and then for the Pacific out of Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1988, having retired from USC, he and Nancy moved to IRCC to be closer to their grandchildren. We would like to thank his wonderful long time caregivers, Louise, Tammy, Marlene, Josephine, and Earline and recent help, including Sandy and Donna, from Senior Partners. Our father was a professional officer, an excellent educator, an above average golfer, and couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket. Most importantly, he was a good guy. We will miss him. We are awaiting a date of internment at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.
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February 22, 2020
I worked with Mr. Fletcher for a little more than 7 1/2 years. I looked forward to go to work with him because he was not just a client of Senior Partner but as a father figure to me. Every time I play the games on my IPad I will remember him especially Word Connect. I will miss him very much. This is the last picture we took together when I had to take him to a army ball in IRCC clubhouse. This picture was taken on 02/10/2019.
February 17, 2020
I believe this is the Mr Fletcher who came to Sherwood Elementary to read to our kindergarten classes several years ago?!?! He was a gem and the children (and teachers!) loved him. RIP Old Friend.
February 12, 2020
Uncle Bill had a great zest for life and a terrific sense of humor.
He was a wonderful guy, listened well, and when he spoke people listened.
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