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Thornton L. Fletcher

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Date published: 3/2/2013

Thornton L. Fletcher

Thornton Llewellyn "TL" Fletcher, 86, of Spotsylvania County passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

TL was born on Feb. 25, 1927, to Thornton Lenwood and Ellena Peacher Fletcher in Spotsylvania.

TL served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Germany. He retired after 20 years from FMC, and then worked as a truck driver for Wilson Trucking. He then co-owned Priddy and Fletcher Painting. TL was a charter member and served for over 50 years as a deacon of the Belmont Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Lee Hicks Fletcher; two sons, Paul Bryant Fletcher and wife Sherri, and Gregory James Fletcher and wife Brenda; two daughters, Sandra Lee Grubbs and husband Edwin, and Deborah Kay Stoltzfus and husband Donald; one sister, Earlene Palmer and husband Walter; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

TL was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at Laurel Hill Funeral Home, Spotsylvania, with a funeral beginning at 2 p.m. Pastor Daniel Stevens will be officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at gideons.org.

Online condolences may be made at laurelhillfuneralhome.com.