Walker C. (Butch) Fletcher Jr., 81, of Marshall, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2011, at First Christian Church in Marshall, with Dr. Robert W. Sweeten and William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Salt Fork YMCA or Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Dec. 8, 1929, he was the son of the late Walker C. Fletcher Sr. and Nancy Branch Fletcher. He was a graduate of Marshall High School and Missouri Valley College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from December of 1951 to December of 1953. On Feb. 19, 1954, in Flora, Ind., he married Marjorie Sherlock who survives of the home. He was owner/operator of Fletcher Grain Company from Jan. 1, 1954, until his retirement on Aug. 31, 1999. He was co-founder of Brunswick River Terminal and was co-owner of Mid-State Seed. He was a founding member of MO-AG and served as a director and for its predecessor organization, Missouri Grain & Feed Association. He was a member of the National Grain and Feed Association for 35 years serving as a director for six years. He was a founder and director for four years of the National Agricultural Retailers Association which later became Agri Retailers Association. He had served on the Board of Trustees of Missouri Valley College since 1977 and received an honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from Missouri Valley College in 2000. He served on the Board of directors for Farmers Savings Bank in Marshall which was later Charter Bank, then Boatman's Bank, then Nations Bank. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Marshall where he served as Deacon, Elder, Treasurer, Board Chairman and Elder Emeritus. He co-chaired the Salt Fork YMCA Capital Campaign raising $3.5 million to build the YMCA building in Marshall. He was honorary campaign chairman for the capital campaign for Nicholas-Beazley Air Museum and Martin Community Center. He served as an advisory council member for the capital campaign for building the Community Cancer Center at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, John Fletcher and his wife, Patricia, of Marshall, Steven Fletcher and his wife, Shauna, of Kansas City, Nancy Wertz and her husband, Derold, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Lucy Fletcher and fiancÚ Thomas Jones of Marshall; 14 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister in infancy.
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