Floyd M. Fletcher, Jr. age 99, of Salem, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2016. He was born on October 21, 1917 in Salem, Indiana to Floyd M., Sr., and Hazel Barnett Fletcher. He graduated from Salem-Washington Township High School in 1935.
Floyd married Frances Trueblood, his high school sweetheart on June 6, 1937, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. They were married for 79 years.
After serving in the Army, he worked in the Jay C Stores in Washington, Indiana and Salem, Indiana.
He was a watchmaker for several years until he opened the Floyd Fletcher Agency in 1959 and in 1964 added the Auction Service.
In 2004 he was inducted into the Indiana Auctioneer’s Hall of Fame. He was a member of various Realtor organizations, Auctioneer Associations, and Appraisal organizations.
He served the area as a Real Estate Broker, Auctioneer, and Appraiser until retiring after 50 years in business. He was a Charter Member and Past President of the Cecil Grimes Post 41 of the American Legion, and former longtime Service Officer of the Disabled American Veterans.
He participated in many military funerals by folding and presenting the flag to the families.
Floyd was a great sportsman his entire life, enjoying deer hunting, squirrel, and of course quail hunting with his faithful bird dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Charles Fletcher, and a sister, Mildred McMurtrey.
He is survived by his wife, Frances; daughters: Sandy (Marvin) Clark and Marilyn Brown. Grandchildren: Melinda Clark, Melanie (Nick) Day, Marcy (Kent) Hamilton, Marvin Clark, Jr. and Duane (Monica) Brown. Great-grandchildren: Jared Clark, Jeremy (Media) Clark, R.K. Hamilton, Rachel Hamilton, Riki Hamilton, Nikki (Jon) Potter, Hayley Jo Brown. Great-great-grandchildren: Jaden Clark, Makailee Clark, Wesley Potter and Knox Potter.
Also a sister, Jewel Mason, Leesburg, Virginia and brothers, Homer (Jackie) Fletcher, Cupertino, California, and George (Betty) Fletcher, Salem, Indiana, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem, with burial in the Blue River Friends Cemetery with full military honors.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 PM on Monday and after 9AM on Tuesday until the time of service.
Memorial may be made to the Blue River Friends Church and Cemetery Fund at the Washington County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 50, 1787 N. Shelby St., Salem, IN 47167.