Harold “Tobe” D. Fletcher, age 90 of Holts Summit, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021, peacefully at Capitol Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.
Harold was born April 28, 1930, at home in Cedar City, one of seven siblings to Guy Walter and Lillie Maude (Meng) Fletcher.
On June 10, 1952, he was united in marriage to Ruby L. (Hardin) Fletcher in Jefferson City at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. R. Dale Tribble officiating the union. They celebrated a marriage of 58 years before Ruby’s death on July 9, 2010.
From this marriage two children were born, Harold L. Fletcher of Jefferson City and Karen S. Fletcher of Morrison.
Harold “Tobe” was drafted into the military January 4, 1952 and served his country during the Korean war active duty. His name along with many others served can be found on the bronze plaque located in the Callaway County Court House. During his time in the military, Harold received The Korean service medal w/2 bronze service stars, National Defense service medal, United Nations service medal, and a good conduct medal. Entering into the service at a Private-1 class and upon leaving had achieved a separation of Honorable and rank of Corporal Technician. Duty assignment was with the 573rd Engr PNT Co. APO 301 division. After active duty he went on to serve his country eight years in the Army Reserve under Universal Military Training.
After serving his country, he found employment as a laborer with Vinson Antwiler in Holts Summit and there is where he settled down and made his life and family. Being a lifelong resident of Calloway County.
Harold started working for the Missouri Highway Department in January of 1955 until his retirement in November 1985. He enjoyed his work there and plowing snow was one of his favorite things to talk about. Along with working for the State, he enjoyed farming and raised many crops, cattle and hogs in his lifetime. After the death of his wife, he lived with his daughter on her farm for nearly ten years helping teach her the art of being a farmer.
Harold will be missed dearly by his family and friends, but his memory will live on with his daughter taking on the farming knowledge he has bless her with.
Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Hillbilly Holl3r at 675 Highway KK, Morrison, MO 65061. Full Military Honors will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Good Shephard Nursing Home Activity Fund, 1101 Clay Street, Versailles, MO 65084.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)