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James Linzey Fletcher Sr

James Linzey Fletcher Sr., age 71, of Mena, Arkansas died on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on Sunday, June 11, 1950 to Joseph Bernard Ledet and Imogene Williams Ledet in Houma, Louisiana.

James was a loving man who loved God and his family. He was united in marriage to his wonderful wife Dorothy for 48 years. James loved to take care of his wife and did everything he could for her. They enjoyed raising their family together and later getting to spend time with their precious grandchildren. James loved to tell his grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews the many stories he had about growing up in Louisiana. He was a big kid at heart and loved to play with the grandkids. James was a hard worker who loved to preach God’s word. He was passionate about the Lord. James liked to sing and play gospel songs on the guitar and even wrote his own songs from time to time. He worked as a CNA with Veterans at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina for over twenty-four years and thoroughly loved his job. James took pride in his home and enjoyed exercising as well as fishing, hunting crystals, collecting lighthouses, shrimp boats, and tugboats. James was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph Ricky Fletcher and Lloyd Wayne Fletcher; infant twin brothers; step father, George Fletcher; and one grandchild, Ethan Matthew Ledet Burgess.

James is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Fletcher of Mena, Arkansas; one son, James Linzey Fletcher Jr. of Mena; one daughter and son in law, Rebecca Johnson and husband Tim “Gerry” of Mena; two brothers, Billy Fletcher of Rocky and Bobby Fletcher of Mena; one sister, Betty Jo Crochet of Mena; and three grandchildren, Kyah Johnson, Kailyn Johnson, and Cameron Johnson of Mena; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas with Brother Bradley Dick officiating. Visitation will be general. Services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Honorary Pallbearers are Marcus Bass, Stephen Bass, Michael Meredith, Aaron Meredith, Quentin Meredith, Cameron Johnson, B.J. Fletcher, Lloyd Wayne Jr. and Terry McBride.

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