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John R. Fletcher, Jr.

John R. Fletcher, Jr.

May 30, 1947 - April 13, 2017     Age: 69

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 .

3 Condolences

  • Bob Posted April 17, 2017 11:00 pm

    John, you definitely did it your way. I will remember you with joy and admiration.

  • Carolyn and John Posted April 24, 2017 9:37 am

    John achieved his wish to retire on a barrier island and then through fate or destiny he entered my sister Rosemarie Gallagher’s life and thus into ours. He shared our family traditions and holiday gatherings and became a beloved part of our family. Such a thoughtful and caring man to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was there for anyone who asked for help, whether it was his volunteering at the Hospital, mentoring to young and impressionable youths with Big Brother, I know he left an impression on their lives, or serving food at Hope House to those less fortunate. He was able to go with my husband, John, on a guys boating trip to Bimini, Bahamas, which was on his Bucket List!. I’m so glad he got to check that off his list. I don’t believe he realized the lives he touched with his kindness and generosity. We will be forever thankful for knowing you, John Fletcher, and will miss you terribly until we meet again.

  • Carol Posted November 3, 2017 11:48 pm

    “Once was a magician, fair he was and handsome”

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