Funeral service for Rondell “Ron” Edward Fletcher, age 80, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1 PM on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Gatlin and Bro. Derrick Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens.
Ron was born on April 29, 1938 in Coffee County, TN to the late John William “Jay” Fletcher, Jr. and Nettie Lucille Scott Fletcher. He served in the US Air Force, was a minister and Bible instructor at Bledsoe Church of Christ, and retired as a Senior Science Engineer with the Department of Defense. Mr. Fletcher passed away on January 19, 2019 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife Linda Fay Shelton Fletcher; daughter, Robin Rohling of Lynchburg, TN; son, Ritchie Fletcher and his wife Cindy of Manchester, TN; grandchildren, Robert, Samantha, and Laura Beth Fletcher; two great-grandchildren; sister, Brenda Anderson; and brothers, Eddie, John, and Philip Fletcher. In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Bush.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Rondell “Ron” Edward Fletcher.
I just found out about Ron’s passing. I worked with Ron in Huntsville at M&S Computing and Intergraph during the 80’s; we shared an office for a few years and I came to know Ron very well both in the office and on the golf course. I respected Ron as much as any man I’ve ever known; he was very intelligent, super knowledgable about many subjects, and yet very humble, always willing to share his knowledge and explain complicated concepts in an understandable way. I’m sure all the people he ever worked closely with felt the same way about Ron. I’ll always remember the way he described himself as a ‘baby GOrilla’… 🙂 My sincere condolences to his family; he was a great man and will be missed by many!
Condolences to Robin and the entire family.
Love and sympathy. Ann Hastings
Fay and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Always loved spending time around the table with you and Rondell. Sending prayers and hugs.
Bro. Ron was a strong devout Christian man with vast knowledge of the scriptures. He married Bill and I April 30th 1983 and I am thankful for his love for my family and his friendship! Rest in peace Bro. Ron!
Mr Fletcher was one of the smartest men that I have ever known. He was kind , welcoming and patient. My sincere condolences to Mrs Fletcher and family.