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Deacon Elias Fletcher

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.

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Met Dea.Fletcher when he coached Bordeaux Eagles.I remember him telling the young players, "hit somebody"! We met again at a TSU game,it was grest remembering those days and hearing about serving Lord!
Saddens me to read about his passing.
Olivia Harris and family

Olivia Harris Sep 15 2022 11:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Deacon Elias Fletcher

Anita Davis Williams Aug 27 2022 11:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Deacon Elias Fletcher

Tory Lawless and Family Aug 26 2022 1:59 PM

Sleep in peace, Deacon Fletcher!

Karen Baynham Curry Aug 25 2022 12:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Deacon Elias Fletcher

Regina Williams Aug 24 2022 12:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Deacon Elias Fletcher

Josie Hayes Aug 22 2022 6:03 PM