Deacon Elias Fletcher Jr. was the first-born son of Elias Fletcher Sr. and Overila Ann Williams Fletcher, and he was the fourth of 8 children. Elias was born on June 10, 1954 in Clarksville, Tennessee. He gained his wings on Monday, August 27, 2022 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Elias accepted Christ at an early age at St. John Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee. He later united with Olivet Missionary Baptist Church.
Elias received his formal education in the Montgomery County Schools in Clarksville, Tennessee. After high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, receiving and honorable discharge.
Elias married Marsha Pearl Minnis on March 25, 1982.
Elias was employed with Metro Public Works and the Farmers Market for a number of years, until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and attending TSU Football Games.
Elias was preceded in death by his parents Elias Fletcher Sr. and Overila Fletcher, daughter, Ann Shonte’ Hockett Fletcher, brothers, Earl Roosevelt Fletcher, Thomas Jewell, William Sr., Roy Clifton Sr. sisters, Yvonne Denise Poindexter, Marvella Moore, and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memories daughter, Shalyn (Quentin) Rucker, sons, Daniel Fletcher (Shellie Smith), Michael (Cheryl) Minnis, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, Mary Elizabeth Fletcher (Lonnie) Henderson of Chicago, IL., Robbie Williams, Mable Edith Williams of Clarksville, TN., aunts, Betty Jean Fletcher Largin, Ruth Williams, Martha Washington, uncles, Retired Reverend Joe Fletcher Sr., dear friends, Dixie Hockett Brinkley, Richard Hockett, William Hockett, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Viewing Friday, 12-6, visitation Saturday August 27, 2022, 9-10 with funeral to follow at fh. Inurnment in Middle Tn. State Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Complete Obituary forthcoming.