FEBRUARY 2, 1928 – MARCH 18, 2019
Bobby Eugene Fletcher, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, March 18, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born, February 2, 1928 to the late Marvin Luther and Avis Frances Mackey Fletcher in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 67 years, Jeanne Marlane Webster Fletcher.
Bobby is survived by two sons, Bobby Jr. and his wife Dorinda, and Guy and his wife Lisa; two daughters, Laura and her husband Robert Donoho, and Lucy Barnes, all of Fort Smith.
Also ten grandchildren, Riley Drew Donoho and wife Joni, Kate Donoho Hughes and husband Mike, and Eric Barnes, all of Fort Smith, Charlotte Donoho Beatty and husband Adam, of Norman, OK, Natalie Fletcher Carter and husband Ryan, of Monument, Colorado, Kevin Barnes, and Elizabeth Fletcher of Fayetteville, AR, Meredith Fletcher Therrien and husband Alex of Zionsville, IN, Olivia Fletcher of Siloam Springs, AR and Marlane Barnes Of Los Angeles, CA; and eleven great grandchildren.
In his youth, Bobby was a Golden Gloves winner and football player. He attended Fort Smith High School. He earned an Associate Degree from Westark Junior College.
Bobby and his late wife Jeanne were long time members of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
Bobby was the owner of The Country Corner Antique and Collectibles Shop in Van Buren, Arkansas. Bobby was an artist, a gardener, a woodcarver, and a collector of antiques and political memorabilia.
He was a songwriter, a coach, and a talented fast-pitch softball player who managed and played on four straight state championship teams. Bobby was a golfer, who, along with his sons, competed in and won night-time golf tournaments. He was a creator of award winning Christmas Scenes, an antique car collector, and the creator of the All American Quarterback Football Board game.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 22nd at Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith with burial following the service at Oak Cemetery under the direction of Edwards. The family will meet with friends on Thursday, March 21st from 5-7 at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
Active pall bearers will be the ten grandchildren of Bobby Fletcher, as well as two great grandsons, Aidan Riley Donoho and Noah Michael Hughes.
To leave online condolences, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com
Jeanne Marlane Webster Fletcher, Wife of 67 years
Laura Donoho and her husband Robert, Daughter
Lucy Barnes, Daughter
Bobby Fletcher, Jr. and his wife Dorinda, Son
Guy Fletcher and his wife Lisa, Son
Marvin Luther and Avis Frances Mackey Fletcher, Parents
Riley Drew Donoho and wife Joni, Grandchild
Kate Donoho Hughes and husband Mike, Grandchild
Eric Barnes, Grandchild
Charlotte Donoho Beatty and husband Adam, Grandchild
Natalie Fletcher Carter and husband Ryan, Grandchild
Kevin Barnes, Grandchild
Elizabeth Fletcher, Grandchild
Meredith Fletcher Therrien and husband Alex, Grandchild
Olivia Fletcher, Grandchild
Marlane Barnes, Grandchild
Bobby is also survived by his eleven great grandchildren.
Grandchild, Riley Drew Donoho, Active
Grandchild, Kate Donoho Hughes, Active
Grandchild, Eric Barnes, Active
Grandchild, Charlotte Donoho Beatty, Active
Grandchild, Natalie Fletcher Carter, Active
Grandchild, Kevin Barnes, Active
Grandchild, Elizabeth Fletcher, Active
Grandchild, Meredith Fletcher Therrien, Active
Grandchild, Olivia Fletcher, Active
Grandchild, Marlane Barnes, Active
Great Grandson, Aidan Riley Donoho, Active
Great Grandson, Noah Michael Hughes, Active