Mr. Charles Vernon Fletcher of West Jefferson died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at his home. He was 83.
Mr. Fletcher was born May 14, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio, to Greely and Naomi Taylor Fletcher.
Mr. Fletcher was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Cecil Fletcher, Robert Fletcher; and one sister, Louise Hartzog.
Mr. Fletcher served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a supervisor in the automotive industry.
Mrs. Nancy Jo Beshears Fletcher of West Jefferson died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at her home. She was 81.
Mrs. Fletcher was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Wilkes County to Martin Alonzo and Pearl Calloway Beshears.
Mrs. Fletcher was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Vernon Fletcher; one brother, Martin Alonzo Beshears Jr.; and one sister, Hazel Marie Parsons.
She worked as a physical therapist aide and was a volunteer at Ashe Memorial Hospital for 15 years.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher were members of Old Fields Baptist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher is survived by three daughters, Sandra Shanaman of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Sherry Parsons of Troy, Mich., and Vicki Tompkins of West Jefferson; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Fletcher is also survived by three sisters, Denton McNeill and Francis Cheek, both of West Jefferson and Bernice Eller of Albemarle; and one brother, Ritz Beshears of Purlear.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Old Fields Baptist Church by Rev. Jack Miller. Burial followed in the Old Fields Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites for Mr. Fletcher.
Memorials may be made to Old Fields Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Sally Walters, 5375 Idlewild Road, Fleetwood, NC 28626 or to the Baptist Children's Homes of NC, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361-0338.
Words of comfort and remembrance may be viewed or sent to the family through our website at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.
Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mrs. Fletcher's arrangements.