Gary Fletcher

Gary Fletcher
Gary Fletcher

Gary Fletcher, 74, of Amarillo, TX passed away peacefully on October 29, 2020 and went to be with His Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.


Gary was born and raised in Amarillo/Canyon, TX and is survived by his devoted wife J’Melle Fletcher, who he shared 51 wonderful years. He is lovingly remembered by three children, Gary Fletcher II and Kindra, Justin Fletcher and Laura Merritt, and Jaime and Luke Wilburn; six grandchildren, Gary Fletcher III, Sage Fletcher, Skye Fletcher, Abigail Wilburn, Noah Wilburn, and Shiloh Wilburn; two brothers, Phil Fletcher and Alan Fletcher and Tonya and their families; and countless friends. “Pappy”, as he was referred to by family, loved them all dearly.


His work ethic was inspirational when it came to the ranch and banking.


Memorial services will be held at Washington Avenue Christian Church at 11:00 am on Monday, November 2, 2020. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.


In lieu of flowers, please donate in honor of Gary to one of these charitable organizations that meant so much to him: Hope Choice Center, Lake Tanglewood Community Church, and Washington Avenue Christian Church or the charity of your choice. 

63 Replies to “Gary Fletcher”

  1. My heart was deeply blessed by all your love and prayers. Our family thanks you each one for such beautiful remembrances and your care.
    May GOD bless each one of you as you have blessed us!!!1

  2. I am so saddened to learn of Gary’s passing. My favorite boyhood memories center on time spent with the “Fletcher Boys”, and of course, Gary being the oldest and “coolest”, was idolized. While our paths have not crossed in many years, it is obvious that Gary’s life was well lived.
    A former President once said, “I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.” It is clear that Gary saw the purpose and worth of those who’s lives he touched, and that his goodness was shared with many. What a marvelous legacy Gary leaves.

    Tony Chauveaux
    Deputy Chairman
    National Endowment for the Arts

  3. It is sad news to learn about the passing of Gary Fletcher. Gary was a school mate from grade school on! We participated in 4-H and other activities. He was a good man who served his family and community well! Prayers for peace of heart to his sweet bride, J’Melle, and family!

  4. Gary was voted into the first USTPA Hall of Fame class and he was a man that everyone liked. He always greeted you with a firm handshake and big Texas grin. Prayers for the family as he will be missed by all.

  5. So very sorry to hear about Gary ! He was such a kind gentle man and had a wonderful smile . We have a lot of memories from our USTPA days and we will cherish them . Our condolences to J’Melle and family !

  6. J’Melle, Phillip and all the family, we were so saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. He was always one of the good guys. The entire Fletcher family was
    so delightful! Thoughts and prayers your way.

    Davis B. Price
    Becky Price Kimmins
    Patty Price
    JoBeth Price Nepper

  7. So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was my boss in San Angelo and a wonderful boss. A man of integrity & faith with great work ethics. J’Melle after you left San Angelo you were truly missed I hope we can meet again one day. Sending my love and prayers to you and your family

  8. So so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was my boss in San Angelo and a wonderful boss. A man of integrity & faith with great work ethics. J’Melle after you left San Angelo you were truly missed I hope we can meet again one day. Sending my love and prayers to you and your family

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with your mother , the children and family 🙏💙🙏💙🙏💙

  10. We send our sincere condolences to Gary’s family. We have had the honor of working with Gary for many years and will cherish our long friendship.
    Our prayers and fond memories are with the family.
    God bless!

  11. Our condolences to J’Melle and family. Gary was a great friend, a true servant leader for Christ, and an example for all us fortunate enough to know him. We will all miss him.

  12. I am so sorry and saddened to learn of Gary’s passing. J’Melle you and Gary were such good friends many years ago. I have missed having you and Gary, Gary II, Justin and Jaime in my life. I can still see in my minds eye Gary’s smile and hear his laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    1. Carol, I am finally out of the fog and understanding that I must move on with my life. Well I love Gary more than I ever thought I would I am grateful I knew he loved the Lord.
      Would love to get in contact with you.
      Thank you for the kind words.

  13. So sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. He was a great Christian and a West Texas gentleman. I knew Gary through the WT Foundation and the Department of Agricultural Sciences. Our prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed.

  14. We are deeply saddened by the news of such a great loss of a wonderful man. We were honored and blessed to have know Mr Fletcher. Our deepest sympathies go out to J’Melle and the family. May God give you all the peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  15. Many condolences to the family.

    During his years in San Angelo, Gary was a great mentor and friend.

    Rest in peace Gary

  16. We have good memories of Gary Fletcher. Zee knew Gary when he was president of a bank in Plainview. We rode USTPA where Gary was always friendly and one of the “Good Guys” who you really appreciate for his hard work for the association. It was a blessing to have known Gary. Jim & Zee Sykes

  17. I had great respect for Gary as a Christian and community leader. He challenged me to give more generously to United Way and to not wait too long to sign up for Social Security. Carolyn and I had a wonderful Christmas Day lunch with Gary and J’Melle at Salt Grass in Amarillo three years ago when they invited us to sit with them. God’s comfort to his family.

  18. My love to J’Melle and family. I was so shocked to hear of Gary’s passing. I was so blessed to work with him for some time in Plainview. Always a gentleman and always kind to everyone, employees and customers.

  19. Gary was a true friend and mentor. We worked on a number of projects together for the Tri-State Fairgrounds and nominated me for the board. He was always a true Texas gentleman. I will always treasure our friendship.

  20. I am saddened to hear about Gary’s passing, he will truly be missed. He was always a pleasure to be around , going back to WT days, or the arena at Bill Cody.

    Jerry Foote

  21. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with you all at this time. Gary was a wonderful man & a great cousin. He will be missed.

  22. J’Melle, Mark and I are praying for you and your family, asking our dear Jesus to hold you close. Gary shared his faith so easily and we are so grateful there are celebrations in heaven. He lived for his family and the Lord. Many prayers.

  23. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. He was a prince of a man and a great example to many. His smile and kindness will be missed by all.
    Trevor and Sarah Caviness

  24. Love and prayers for you J’Melle and your family. I was so saddened to learn of Gary’s passing. Working for Gary, I learned what a good person he was and how much he loved you and his family. So sorry for your loss .

    Mary Jo Hulsey

    and how much he loved you and his family. So very sorry for your loss. Mary Jo Hulsey

  25. J’Melle, I am so very sorry for your loss. Gary was a great man and I enjoyed volunteering with both of you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

  26. Janelle I am so very sorry for your loss. Gary was a great man and I enjoyed volunteering with both of you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

  27. Love & Prayers for family & friends. It was heartbreaking to hear of Gary’s passing. He and his family were such a big part of my childhood I think of them often. God bless them, comfort them during this very sad time.

  28. J’Melle, so sorry to hear about Gary. I know your heart is broken and I wish you peace during this time of bereavement. I pray that you are feeling better.

  29. I regret hearing about Gary’ passing. He certainly was a important mentor in my life especially in my banking career. It was a special Trey to get to go to the ranch , fish the catfish tank for our supper am work cows. Robin and I send our condolences to J’Melle and family. He was as steady as they come.
    Kim King

  30. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family. Gary was a great friend and colleague. Gary was one of the finest bankers I had the privilege of working with.

  31. Please know the family is in our prayers! He was just the nicest , Godliest man ,
    We are praying specifically God would send His Comforter to you Miss Jmelle and the Kids and grandchildren. Thinking of you and praying in the days to come ..
    Shawn and a Kassandra Garrett
    Carl and Zella Jones

  32. J’Melle , Laurel and I will certainly miss our neighbor Gary’s friendly smiles at the Lake in the Harbor Point Cafe and passing him on the road , Driving to and from our homes near the end of North Shore.
    Gary certainly believed in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ , and we can be certain that he is now in the arms of his Lord .
    Gary was always a strong witness for Christ by his spoken word and in his actions to all those around him.
    We mourn with you in your loss of your Gary and we will pray for God’s peace and strength in the coming days as He will be holding you in His loving arms.

  33. Dearest J’Melle,
    It’s probably been almost 50 years since our paths crossed in Plainview, Trinity Methodist, but Raymond & I have never forgotten you & Gary and what wonderful folks you are. We were saddened to read of Gary’s passing, and pray God’s Mercy & Grace for you and your Kids & their families. Gary undoubtedly touched countless lives and his memory will live on as he reaps the Heavenly rewards of his faithfulness to The Lord. Love always, Linda Davis, Hereford

  34. J’Melle, we are deeply saddened to learn of Gary’s passing. It was our blessing to have met him at Lake Tanglewood and get to know both of you. He was a great Christian man and led by example, know you will miss him greatly as will all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  35. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fletcher family. Via con Dios. Michael, Chris, Jamie and Cal Culwell

  36. We will always remember Gary as a good friend and fraternity brother that shows that God does put good people on this earth to be an example for all of us. Our love to his family. Jennifer and Jerry Wells

  37. J’Melle, Please accept my deepest sympathy. May you feel the loving arms of our Saviour wrapped around you at this difficult time.
    Love, LaDon Paige

  38. Such a wonderful man, loved working with him at the Service Center. A blessing to us and the people he touched. We are so sorry and are holding you J’Melle and your family in our prayers.

  39. Praying for J’Melle and family…our hearts are broken. Gary was a Christian man who lived his life by example. He was a great friend to us and so many others. He will be missed.

  40. J’Melle and Family,
    Cyndee and I remember fondly some wonderful times spent together with you and Gary. Such a man of Integrity and Character. His faith was a shining light to many! My life is better for having known Gary.
    May God wrap you and your family in His loving arms at this difficult time. We know that we will all be together again one day!

  41. Our hearts were truly broken upon learning that Gary had passed away. What an amazing man he was and it was such an honor to know him and call him our friend. Our deepest condolences and most fervent prayers for blessings and comfort for J’Melle and the entire family.
    Margaret and Jerry Hodge

  42. Gary was a good friend and a brother Army Veteran. We went to church together and had identical political views.
    He’s with Jesus now, and away from what this country and world has turned into.
    He has “won the battle”.
    Rest easy, my friend……
    Until we meet again.

  43. Vickie and I send our heartfelt condolences, what a tragedy. His kindness will be missed but will be passed on for generations. Our prayers for J’Melle and family. bob and vickie berman

  44. Our hearts weep at the loss of Gary, yet, rejoice he is with our Savior. May you feel God’s arms and His solace. All our love.
    Don and Karen Breitling

  45. We were heartbroken to hear of Gary passing away. He and Al were on one of the 1st Little League teams in Canyon , Red Legs. I met Gary at WT and worked for him later when he was President at FNB . Gary was a good friend and will be missed. Our prayers are with his family.
    Al and Jeanne Sternenberg

  46. So very sad to hear of Gary’s passing. Our hearts are heavy and we will miss him. J’Melle, our love and prayers go out to you and all the family.

  47. A wonderful man and a great friend. He was a strong Christian who provided a wonderful example of how to live as a Christian. He loved his wife and his family and will be missed by all who crossed his path. May his soul Rest In Peace.

  48. It was my honor to have known and done business with Gary.
    An upstanding and honest man who honored Christ in all he did.

  49. So sad to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a great friend and fraternity brother during our university days. Condolences to J’Melle and family and his brother Alan.

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