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Floyd Fletcher

Floyd Vernon Fletcher, 83, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at the Woodland Memorial Hospital, entering his permanent residency in Heaven. Born on April 22, 1926, in Buffalo, Arkansas, to Webster and Minnie Fletcher, he lived in Buford and Buffalo, Arkansas until 1936. Growing up during this time in Arkansas, he helped raise his two younger brothers, JM and Ray. He went to work for the Civilian Conservation Corp as a teenager to help provide for his family. Floyd came to California to visit relatives and then returned to Arkansas to work on bridges and dams such as the Norfolk Bridge and Bull Shoals Dam. He married Jane Elizabeth Thornley on Jan 30, 1949 in Calico Rock, Arkansas. Floyd and Janes first child a son, Vernon was born at home in Calico Rock, Arkansas. Floyd and Jane moved to California and settled in the town of Winters in 1951. They had 4 more children Sandy, Randy, Barbara and Belinda whom all reside in or around Winters, CA. Jane passed away on March 23, 1995 after 46 years of marriage to Floyd. Floyd continued to work in the construction business building bridges and highways all over California until his retirement in 1985. After his retirement, he began to volunteer for the Winters Senior Citizens. Floyd spent countless hours taking seniors to the doctor appointments and he also was a contact for any equipment needs for seniors. This labor of love for seniors caused him to receive the Citizen of the Year award in 2000 and was honored and recognized for his efforts at a dinner at the Winters Community Center and proudly rode in the 2000 Youth Day Parade for the first time with the honored title of Citizen of the Year. Floyd Fletcher was a Christian, serving his Lord and Savior for most of his adult life. He helped construct the First Baptist Church here in Winters and was also saved through this churchs ministry. Pastor Woods encouraged him to come and get involved in the church family. He served as a deacon, sang in the choir, lead Sunday School classes, and attended church faithfully. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Pat Jordon-Fletcher of Winters, sons Vernon Fletcher of Stockton and wife Karen Fletcher, Randy Fletcher of LaLoma, daughters Sandra Willard of Dixon and her husband Casey Willard, Barbara LePenske of Dixon and her husband Dennis LePenske, Belinda Fletcher of Winters, his brother Ray Fletcher and wife Retha of Calico Rock, Arkansas. His legacy also leaves his 12 grandchildren Jason, Jeffrey, Kelly, Joseph, Casey D., Anna, Brian, Jed, Amanda, Dannielle, Brandon, Eli and 17 great-grandchildren Kaylee, Jacob, Dalton, Carson Floyd, Jasmine, Brook, Brian Jr., Alyssa, Alec, Alana, Ishmael, Devon, Ainsley, Dominic, Felesha, Chenynne and Christian Joseph and 1 great-great grandchild Leah Jane. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Elizabeth Fletcher, his parents Web and Minnie Fletcher, and his half- brothers Tip, Bud, and younger brother JM. Viewing services will be available at the Wiscombe Chapel located at 34 Main in Winters from 4pm 8pm on Wednesday, October 21 and the funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 22nd at the First Baptist Church in Winters at 11am, followed by interment at the Winters Cemetery.

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Mel and I appreciated Floyd's dedication to the Lord and his loyalty to the church. He was a wonderful man to know and will be missed a lot.

Rev. Melvin & Vereta Sellers Oct 26 2009 12:00 AM

To all the Fletcher Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Floyd Fletcher, He was an awesome Man Of God! A very true sincere man, that would love to help anyone. He will surely be missed by all of us. I send my condolences to all the family & friends. Our Prayers are with you in this time of need. I ask the Lord to give strength & comfort to all of you. I love you you all, Rick & Lynda Drew

Lynda & Rick Drew Oct 23 2009 12:00 AM

Floyd, I will miss you in many ways. I will miss our talks, I will miss you in the morning for coffee, I will miss you at lunch, and at family gatherings. But most of all I love your facial expressions. The world cried the day you passed away. Love and miss you always. Sherry

Sherry Del Toro Oct 22 2009 12:00 AM

Barbara and Family, Our thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time. You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. Karen & Tom Casebeer

Karen Casebeer Oct 20 2009 12:00 AM