John R. Fletcher, Jr., age 69 of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was born on May 30, 1947 in New Haven, CT to John R. Fletcher, Sr. and Rose Cannon. As the son of an Air Force pilot, John lived all over the world before graduating from Fairfax High School in Fairfax, VA., and earning his Bachelor of Science from George Mason University. Thereafter, he pursued a successful career in sales, working for companies like Bell & Howell and GSI before retiring to Amelia Island.
His parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by his two daughters; Mandy Parker of Cary, NC. and Morgan Fletcher of Philadelphia, PA, his close friend, Rosemarie Gallagher of Fernandina Beach, and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Burgess Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the hour of service at Oxley-Heard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to one of John’s favorite non-profit organizations in which he was actively involved: Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, Inc., www.ameliaislandseaturtlewatch.com, or Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, www.bbbs.org .