The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


February 26, 2014

Bill Vernon Fletcher

WESTVILLE — Bill Vernon Fletcher, 74, of Westville, passed away at 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.

He was born on Feb. 14, 1940, in Happy, Ky., the son of Mathew and Flossie (Kincade) Fletcher.

Bill married Georgianne Stout in 1962, and they were blessed with four children, Tina Strack of Georgia, Theresa (Ryan) Hicks of Fort Wayne, Ind., Randy (Laura) Fletcher of Georgetown and Trudy (Brent) Trammel of Huntington, Ind. Georgianne passed away in 1998.

Bill met and married Christine Haluska on Sept. 9, 1990. She survives. Christine brought her five children into the family: Laura (Randy) Fletcher of Georgetown, John (Carrie) Waterman, Christopher (Kellie) Waterman, Melissa Waterman, all of Danville, and Jason Waterman of Westville.

Bill also is survived by grandchildren, Lana (Princeton) Wilkins, Erin (Andrew) Zolman, Hilary (Brian) Clapper, Collin Strack, David (April) Wilcher, Adam and Tabitha Wilcher, Caleb Saylor-Hicks, Randy Fletcher, Brandon (Britenay) Herbold, Chandler and Peyton Fletcher, Brent, Rebekah, Sierra, Payton and Colton Trammel, Kacie, Jadeyn, Jace, Ashley, Sammie, Caleb, Nicholas, James, Brooklyn and John John Waterman, Elissa and Mason Johnson; great-grandchildren, Arianna, Malakai, Arissa and Aniya Wilkins, Steven and Nevaeh Patelle, Gideon and Charliann Zolman, Alexis, Liberty, David, Ambria, Aden and Gavyn Wilcher, Silvia Colton and Christopher Waterman; one sister, Virginia Bulmer of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and very dear friend, Perry Warner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jasper and Jesse Fletcher; three sisters, Delois Clemons, Elizabeth and Lillian Fletcher; and one grandson, Christopher Waterman; his mother and father-in-law, Bill and Virginia Haluska; and his faithful pet, Fletch.

Bill was a jack-of-all-trades and enjoyed the 14 years he worked at Masterguard. He loved spending time with his family and was involved in all of the sporting events his grandchildren participated in. He was a bingo and poker player, always breaking out the cards when company arrived. Bill was an avid collector of antiques and coins. He was well-known at the local Casey’s General Store, where he would enjoy a cup of coffee and scratch off lottery tickets. Bill was a gifted guitar player and entertained at many functions and family gatherings. He always showed concern for others and was a wonderful, caring man who will truly be missed.

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