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Stanley “Shayne” Fletcher September 21, 1942 - April 17, 2019

Stanley “Shayne” Fletcher, age 76, passed from this life into the hands of his Heavenly Father on April 17, 2019. He was born on September, 21, 1942 in Charleston, WV to parents Stanford Floyd and Norma Browning Fletcher. He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Sue Adkins Fletcher, an older brother, Michael Stephen (Brenda) Fletcher, his eldest grand-daughter who he and his wife raised from infancy as their own, Tabitha Fletcher (Brian) Talbert, his youngest grand-daughter, Shawna Fletcher (Mike) Dunlap, and three great-grand children who he adored, Susanna, Gavin, and his name-sake Gabriel Shayne. He was preceded in death by his parents and his only child, Patrick Shawn Fletcher.

He was educated in the public school system of Huntington, WV, where he grew up. He received his B.S. in Secondary Education and M.A. in Educational Administration at his beloved Marshall University in Huntington, WV. He also completed numerous hours of education following obtaining his Master’s Degree. He taught school in Procterville and Coal Grove, OH,  Russell, KY, New Orleans, LA, and was the Assistant Principal at First Assembly Christian School (F.A.C.S.) from 1983 to 1996. He retired as a teacher of history from Olive Branch Middle School in 2011 after receiving the devastating diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease in 2009. He fought hard for 10 years and we are infinitely proud of him.

The Fletcher Family would like to thank his family, friends, and former students and co-workers for their love and support throughout this long, arduous journey. You have kept them lifted up in prayer, and your stories about him have been a light in their darkest hours.

There will be a visitation with his family at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven, MS on Monday, April 22, 2019 between 6-7 pm. Please wear kelly green (GO HERD!) for him if you can! In lieu of flowers (though flowers are certainly welcome and appreciated), donations may be made in his name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research, or to Heartland Church in Southaven, MS.


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    Judy McDaniel says

    I am praying that you will know God”s special comfort during this time of loss. I was on the FACS school board at the time Shayne served as Asst. Principal. One of his duties was to be disciplinarian as warranted. He was known for his firmness and fairness in this job. My mother-in-law, Mrs. Virginia McDaniel taught math and she so appreciated the support she got from Mr. Fletcher. She shared lots of stories. I have to smile when I think about Palm Sunday when we were volunteering in the four-year-old Childrens’ Church. We were acting out the story and Shayne agreed to be the donkey. I teased him that his disciplinarian reputation would be ruined if the high school students heard. I know he is rejoicing in Heaven this Easter with Jesus and I’m sure he is meeting old friends from FACS again.

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    Jodi Williams says

    Shayne Fletcher was a Godly man of integrity who loved Jesus and “walked the talk” when it came to his relationship with God, his family, friends and in his relationship with his profession as an educator; he saw potential in every student and sought to improve each student to be their best for God, in their academics, athletic abilities, home life and among their friends; his sense of humor was “one in a million” laughs, one memory that stands out in my mind is cheerleader try-outs when Mr. Fletcher, the late Philip Spain and Mrs. Jodi Williams would tally the judges scores before the squads were announced; these two men were so funny during the try-outs talking under their breath, yet paying attention to the try-outs with keen anticipation of who would make the cheerleading squad; if only that white table could “talk”…Mr. Fletcher left a legacy at every school he was involved in and now it is with great honor that I say that “He is free at last….Thank God Almighty S. Shayne Fletcher is free at last; Shayne is strolling down the streets of gold with Jesus and his loved ones, the teachers and coaches that preceded him to Heaven and enjoying the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant”…….To God be the Glory.

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