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Hal Duncan Fletcher Sr.

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Hal Duncan Fletcher, Sr.

Hal Duncan Fletcher, Sr., 92, passed away at home after a lengthy illness on Monday, November 26, 2012. He was born November 4, 1920, in Greensboro, Florida. He was one of eight children of Thomas Bertelle Fletcher and Mary Elvira Hentz Fletcher. After graduating from Greensboro High School, he attended the University of Florida where he was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma academic excellence fraternity. He was a stockholder in and co-manager of Fletcher Company, Greensboro, Florida, from 1939 to 1951. He was the owner of Fletcher Ford Tractor Company from 1951 until he retired in 1988. He was also a shade tobacco farmer.

He was an avid outdoorsman; loved turkey hunting, bird hunting, bass and bream fishing, and golfing. He passed many of these traditions on to his sons and grandchildren. He established a scholarship at Auburn University in memory of one of the Ford Tractor Company executives. He was a member of Highland Hunt Club, Sawano Club, and Gadsden Country Club. He was also a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, Quincy, Florida.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His days were filled with joy and pride in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was most proud and instrumental in ensuring that each of his seven children obtained a college degree.

He is survived by his wife of almost sixty-four years, Jean Gard Fletcher, his seven children: Hal Duncan Fletcher, Jr. (Carole); Mary Fletcher Meloni (Alberto); Taylor Gard Fletcher (Elizabeth); Thomas Bertelle Fletcher, III (Denise); David Mark Fletcher (Martha) and Jean Milicent Fletcher; thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers: Dr. T. Bert Fletcher, Jr., Dr. John Fletcher, Sr., Max Fletcher, Sr., and one sister Dr. Helen Fletcher Sams.

He was predeceased by his first wife Frances Suber Fletcher and his oldest daughter Kay Fletcher Kincaid, his brother Edward Fletcher, his twin brother Howard Fletcher, and his sister Louise Fletcher Eyster.

The family wants to thank Big Bend Hospice, Hattie Harper, Thelma Rittman, and Hilda Garcia for the wonderful care given during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, Big Bend Hospice, or the .

The funeral service will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church, Quincy, Florida, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be immediately prior to the service in the church parlor from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 627-7677, Quincy, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Nov. 27, 2012
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