Mr. Charles Richards Fletcher, of Birmingham, Ala., passed away at his home in Birmingham at the age of 67. Mr. Fletcher was born on April 24, 1951, and was the son of the late Dr. Donald F. Fletcher Jr. and Virginia Richards Fletcher. Growing up in Horsey and Atlantic, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, he enjoyed sports and the outdoors, especially duck hunting. Mr. Fletcher also enjoyed gardening, including vegetables and roses.
Mr. Fletcher attended Temperanceville Elementary School and was a member of the Atlantic High School Class of 1969. After graduating from AHS, Mr. Fletcher attended and graduated from his beloved University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he served as president of his fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta. An avid supporter and follower of the Crimson Tide, Mr. Fletcher attended football games, either in Tuscaloosa or wherever the team played. He received a Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary and held a variety of jobs in the poultry industry in Delaware and Alabama.
Mr. Fletcher is survived by a brother, Richard Ashton Fletcher (Elizabeth), of San Diego, Calif., and a sister, Susan Madison Fletcher, of Pocomoke City, Md. He is also survived by a sisterin-law, Linda Hunter Fletcher; nephews, Donald F. Fletcher IV and Curtis Fletcher; niece, Elenore Fletcher; and several cousins, Sarah Fletcher Bingman, Nancy Fletcher Bisker, and Robley J. Fletcher Jr. In addition to his parents, Mr. Fletcher was predeceased by a brother, Donald F. Fletcher III. Mr. Fletcher will also be remembered by many friends and associates in Virginia and Alabama.
Mr. Fletcher was a lifelong and devout Episcopalian. He was a member and attended Cathedral Church of the Advent, in Birmingham, where he served and worked on many church projects and outreach programs. Mr. Fletcher was also a member, and attended whenever he was on the Eastern Shore, his childhood church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Jenkins Bridge, Va.
A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Fletcher’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements were made by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.