Harrison A. Fletcher
Harrison A. Fletcher of Vienna, died at his residence March 23; 3 days after his 90th birthday. He was born in Parkersburg to Harry V. Sr and Clara Fought Fletcher. His mother died shortly after his birth, he was raised by his father and step – mother Nanny Ott Fletcher. He graduated from PHS in 1949 and soon after enlisted in the Navy serving 4 years aboard the USS Worcestershire 1950-1954. He was one of the first employees of Union Carbide plant at Long Reach, WV; He retired from the plant maintenance department after 35 years. On February 4,1956, he married Betty Edmondson. Harrison enjoyed golfing, camping, family vacations, and western style square dancing. His hobby was woodworking; he made many wooden items for the annual church bazaar. He was a member of the Vienna Baptist Church. He held 52 year pins from Lodge #172, and 32nd degree Mason Scottish Rite, American Legion Post 15 Veteran of Foreign War. He was a quiet man always ready to help a friend or a worthy cause. For many years he worked with the “pit crew” at the Cub Scouts annual Davis Anderson Memorial Pinewood Derby. After he retired he and his “buddies” Bill, Dave, Ed, and Kermit maintained the lawn care for Vienna Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Betty, their son M. Eric Fletcher and his wife Darla of St. Albans, WV, daughter Jo Ann Wagner and her husband Mark of Boaz, WV. 4 grandchildren Josh Wagner, Matt Fletcher, Adam Fletcher, and Maggie Fields. 4 great grandchildren Levi Wagner, Grace and Claire Fletcher, Zoie Fields. 1 great grandchild on the way, Maddie Nichol Fletcher. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harry Jr and Harold, his sister Helen Gainer, and great granddaughter Ava Marie Wagner. As one last gesture of help, at Harrison’s request, his body has been donated to WVU School of Medicine. There will be no services. If you care to honor Harrison with a memorial, donations may be made to Vienna Baptist Crafters c/o Vienna Baptist Church, 3400 Grand Central Ave, Vienna WV 26105.