H. B. Plant High School Class of 1954


Dick Fletcher

Richard M. "Dick" Fletcher Richard M. "Dick" Fletcher, 74, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family. A native of Jacksonville, he had lived in Bradenton, Fla., and made Tallahassee his home thirty years ago. Dick retired from GTE Florida as Director of Regulatory Matters and Governmental Affairs with 37 years of service. He served his country in the U.S. Army and National Guard and had been active in many civic clubs. A man who never met a stranger, he will be remembered by his family and friends as a loving husband and best father and grandfather in the world. Dick is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ernestine Parker Fletcher; two daughters, Cindy Newhall and Debbie Giangrosso (and her husband, Joe); a sister, Nancy Carolyn Mankin of Brandon, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Michael Clemmons, Ashley Batey, Kayla Batey and Joey Newhall. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. EDT Friday May 7, 2010, in Culley's MeadowWood Timberlane Road Chapel with interment in Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Friday until service time at the funeral home.

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on May 6, 2010


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