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"Red" James Fletcher

Friday, April 30th, 1948 - Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Obituary

Mr. Red Fletcher, age 72, of the Belfast section of Russell County, Virginia, passed away Monday (November 2, 2020) in an Abingdon, Virginia hospital. Born April 30, 1948 in Buchanan County, Virginia, he was a son of the late Fleming M. and Virgie Sanders Fletcher. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a member of Blackford Community Church. Always willing to lend a hand and serve his community, he showed that quality by formerly serving on the Honaker Fire Department, Honaker Police Department and New Garden Rescue Squad. He had formerly been employed as a coal miner, had worked as a funeral assistant at Honaker Funeral Home, but found his love for law enforcement, retiring after thirty-eight years of service with the Russell County Sheriff’s Department. He enjoyed fishing, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Curvin Fletcher and one sister, Helen Gladys Fletcher.
Survivors include his wife of nearly fifty-one years, Carrie Robinette Fletcher of the home; two children, James Allen Fletcher and wife, Kim of Belfast and Anna Ruth Fletcher Bostic and husband, Elmer of Rosedale; five grandchildren, Judy Smith, Kaylee Bostic, Emily Bostic, Korbin Fletcher, and Kylynn Fletcher; one brother, Douglas Fletcher and wife, Wanda of Honaker; two sisters, Carolyn Tiller of Rosedale and Mae Fletcher of Beckley, West Virginia; his very special friend, Kirby Meadows; several nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Roy Lee Wilson and Rev. Wayne Baldwin officiating. Interment will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens at Lebanon, Virginia.
Pallbearers will be Michael Tiller, Chris Vance, Jim Eaton, Jerry Stinson, Greg Casey, and David Baker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Stinson, Larry Stinson, Glen Street, Mickey Hale, Austin Benfield, and John Benfield.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6:00 PM Thursday, where an evening song service will be conducted at 7:00 PM.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 5th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    When
    Thursday, November 5th, 2020 6:00pm
    Location
    Honaker Funeral Home
    Address
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
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  • Service

    Friday, November 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, November 6th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Honaker Funeral Home
    Address
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Roy Lee Wilson
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Wayne Baldwin
  • Interment

    Location
    Ketron Memorial Gardens
    Address
    154 Huckleberry Road
    LEBANON, VA 24266
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Priscilla Farmer

Posted at 10:39pm
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Fletcher stopped by Belfast Fabrics and I love talking to him. Again I am so sorry for your loss
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Jimmy Parks Jr

Posted at 07:38pm
Red was my friend and mentor. I loved the big guy and I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He will surely be missed by many. My prayers go out to you, may he rest in the loving arms of Jesus.

Jimmy Parks Jr.
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Maxie Skeen

Posted at 05:29pm
Love and prayers for the Fletcher family. Cleveland Lifesaving Crew Inc
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Juanita Snead

Posted at 12:06pm
May God bless you all and give you comfort. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Hassel and Betty Kegley and Family
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Deborah DeWeese

Posted at 06:28am
Our heart felt condolences to the Fletcher family and everyone who was blessed to know this amazing man. He truly enjoyed his family and life, I never saw him without a smile. Heaven just got a little brighter. Prayers and love being sent your way.

Debbie Tiller DeWeese
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