James E. Fletcher, 68

James E. Fletcher, 68, of Wabash, died at 2:13 am, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He was born March 11, 1946, in Logan, W.Va., to William Andrew and Lula (Bragg) Fletcher.

James married Edith Music in Wabash on July 22, 1967.  He retired from Wabash Valley Treaty Sawmill. He was a member of Grand Street Baptist Church.  James enjoyed playing guitar and singing in church, hunting, fishing, and being with his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Fletcher of Wabash; four children, Melinda (Ronald) Miller of Wabash, Michelle (Adam) Holbrook of Roann, Johnny (Kristy) Fletcher and Ronny (Tina) Fletcher, both of Wabash; 14 grandchildren, Savannah Miller, Brandon, C.J. Benjamin, Sarah and Tarah Holbrook, Laci Rae Fletcher, Trinity Fletcher, Molly, Madison and Charlianne Pardo, and Brynna, Brittany and Austin Osborne; a great-granddaughter, Kinlee Parson; sisters and brothers, Alice Cooper of Virginia, Hazel Lucas of Lawton, Okla., Leonard (Linda) Fletcher of West Virginia, Oma Finney of Virginia, and Arthur (Vicky) Fletcher of West Virginia. 

His parents and a sister preceded Mr. Fletcher in death.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. John Denniston officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. The family received friends on Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to his wife, Edith Fletcher.

The memorial guest book for James may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Jan 29