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John “Mutt” H. Fletcher

December 8, 1927 - June 15, 2012

Mr. John "Mutt" H. Fletcher, age 84 years, of Holts Summit, Mo., passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, at his daughter's home. John was born on December 8, 1927, in Holts Summit, Mo., a son of Walter and Lillian Meng Fletcher. He was married on August 28, 1948, in Cedar City, Mo., to Martha Jean McCubbin. A lifelong resident of Holts Summit, John was employed at the Fulton State Hospital as a boiler operator from 1961 until his retirement in December 1992. Before his employment at the hospital, he worked with MKT railroad, the Missouri Supreme Court, and Tweedies Shoe Factory. He was a member of Hickory Point Christian Church in Hickory Point, Mo. John was an outdoorsman who loved turkey and deer hunting, fishing, and farming. He always had cows, horses, and dogs to tend to. He enjoyed watching westerns, eating pies and ice cream, and listening to country music, but most importantly, he loved spending time with his family. Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Martha Fletcher; one daughter, Lois A. Alexander and her husband Jon of Jefferson City, Mo.; one son, Allen D. Fletcher of Holts Summit, Mo.; one sister, Ruth Crocker-Bechel of Holt Summit, Mo.; five brothers, Harold "Tobe" Fletcher of Morrison, Mo., William "Billy" Fletcher and his wife Jeannie of Blue Springs, Mo., Raymond "Pete" Fletcher and his wife Pat of New Bloomfield, Mo., Joe Lee "Runt" Fletcher and his wife Carol of Holts Summit, Mo. and Bob Fletcher and his wife Linda of Holts Summit, Mo.; two grandchildren, John A. Fletcher and Kyle A. Fletcher; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2012, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Rick Hopkins officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Hopewell Baptist Church in New Bloomfield, Mo. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com

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