William A. Fletcher, 83, a Blue Springs, Mo resident passed away at the Kansas City Hospice House with his loving family by his side. Bill was born November 7, 1939 to Walter and Lillie (Meng) Fletcher in Callaway County, Missouri.
Bill was united in marriage to Jeanine Bedsworth on July 1, 1960 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was stationed over sea’s, in Germany, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was given the task of helping guard the Berlin Wall.
He was an active longtime member in his church and was devoted to both his Lord and his family. Bill was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He owned/operated Fletcher’s Cartage for many years and moved into the logistics field. Through his hard work and determination, he grew that little company into the large warehousing and transportation organization it is today Central Missouri Reload.
He was a very giving soul, who loved to make others happy. Bill would encourage everyone, regardless of their status in life, to work hard and grow to reach their full potential. He was a smart, hardworking man and the impact that Bill had on others in this world was so immense, even the family doesn’t realize the vastness of that impact. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and even developed “Gramp Camp” for summertime activities. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bill was also Founder of the Pink Flamingo Guide Service in Hay Flat, Colorado.
Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years Jeanine Fletcher two sons: Keith Fletcher and his wife Kimberly of Odessa, Missouri; and Mark and his wife Lisa of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; 5 grandchildren: Brandon Fletcher and wife Jill; Kaitlin Doyle and husband Jacob; Sara Fletcher; Nathan Fletcher and Zachary Fletcher; 5 great grandchildren: Four siblings: Ruth Bechel of Jefferson City, Missouri; Joe Lee Fletcher and wife Carol of Holts Summit, Missouri; Raymond Fletcher and wife Pat of New Bloomfield, Missouri and Bobby Fletcher and his wife Linda of Holt’s Summit, Missouri and many nephews and nieces which he adored. He was preceded in death by both parents, two brothers: Harold Fletcher and John Fletcher. He is now probably sitting on a bench next to his son, Scott Allen Fletcher, who preceded him in death, with a big smile on his face.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on September 30th, 2023 at 11:00 A.M at the First Christian Church of Blue Springs. A visitation will take place one hour prior, starting at 10:00 A.M, also at the First Christian Church of Blue Springs, located at 701 NW 15 St, Blue Springs, MO 64015. Memories and condolences for Bill’s family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com