Ralph Kenneth Fletcher


Ralph Kenneth Fletcher
Ralph Kenneth Fletcher

Ralph Kenneth Fletcher, 68, of Amarillo, TX passed away on November 1, 2022.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 5, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Kim Barlow officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ralph was born in Amarillo, TX on August 6, 1954, to Bonnie Fletcher. He married Melinda Simpson in Amarillo, TX on June 2, 2007.

Ralph was involved in all aspects of law enforcement for over 40 years. He was a member of the Southwest Optimist Club.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie Fletcher, and brother, John Fletcher.

Survivors include his wife, Melinda Fletcher, of the home; daughters, Anne-Marie Sneed and husband Scott, of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren, Jazmine Fletcher, Olivia Sneed, and Maxx Sneed.

Please use this link to view the service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb8cLQLqtM8

54 Replies to “Ralph Kenneth Fletcher”

  1. One of a kind Ralph. We will miss you brother. Our heartfelt condolences .May God bless his entire family, co-workers, friends and LE brothers and sisters.
    I consider myself blessed to have worked with one of the really good guy’s.

  2. Our family loves Ralph my twin girls would beg to go home with him and sometimes Larry wanted to go too.they loved playing with crystal we have lost a sweet man rip. Sorry for your loss. Alice Houston and family

  3. When i first started working at the Ambulance service in 1977 he sometimes would be my partner on the weekend. I remember when he was a motorcycle cop he would come in the ambulance station and thaw his feet out on cold days .He was Always a great guy, well respected and fun to be with.

  4. Melinda,
    I are so sorry for your loss. Ralph was a good man and always brought happiness with him. I enjoyed my long friendship with Ralph. He is no longer hurting and is at rest now. I know he is in a better place.

  5. Prayer and hugs to Ralphs beautiful family! I know his girls are so heartbroken. Ralph had the nerve to pull me over and hand me my first ticket at 1-40 and Bell, we laughed about it for years. Ill miss his smile. Hug to entire family, What an incredible career he had.

  6. I used to have coffee with Ralph at the PD, and always he was upbeat and just a great guy to know. Amarillo has lost a great man.
    Untill we meet again Ralph…

  7. Just a crushing loss of an outstanding human being. Melinda you will be in our prayers and I hope your faith comforts you during this difficult time. Honestly do not think I have met such great person. RIP Fletch.

    1. Tuggie and I are sending our love and sympathy to Melinda and family. We have such a fond memory of an Austin, TX bike trip oh so many years ago, and other memories as well. 🙏🙏🙏 Loralei Tuckness

  8. My heart is breaking for Melinda and the rest of Ralph’s family. I did not know Ralph personally but have no doubt that he was a special person. He will certainly leave a blank space in many lives. Rest In Peace, Ralph. Jean Cottrell

  9. Melinda,
    So sorry to hear of your Loss. Ralph was a gem in every way. Always upbeat, fun, and a pleasure to be around.
    May you and yours know the peace and comfort of the Lord in a very personal way over the days ahead.

  10. Ralph is a good friend and brother, I say is because I am sure he is in Heaven waiting for all of us that were lucky enough to have met him. Melinda I am positive that we will se him again soon at the LORDS supper that we will all attend. It is a pleasure to know you Ralph and I look forward to friendship in Heaven. You were a great policeman and brother. GOD bless and will see you soon.

  11. Ralph was my assigned investigator when I was a Potter County Assistant District Attorney. I enjoyed working with him until I left the DA Office. For the next 25 years I’d see him at the courthouse while I worked my cases. I’m gonna miss you.

  12. Ralph and I worked many an accident and other scenes when we both working at the APD. Always jovial and friendly to everyone, including me. RIP my VERY good friend 🚔👨🏼‍✈️

  13. Sweet Jesus
    My cuz . You enspired me to go into law enforcement I had a great 20 yr career as a usaf law enforcement/security police thanks to you. I remember the times growing up when you were a motorcycle policeman. Man I’m lost for word I luv you n will miss you .

  14. Ralph Fletcher was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. I went to school with him then saw him often because of the legal community. He will be missed. RIP Ralph.

  15. One of the good guys! He always had a smile and a kind word or funny story. I can still hear him hollering “Cadillac Jack”! Now Shotgun has another friend close at hand. Ralph touched many lives in a positive way and I am proud to have known him. Peace be with you in your time of mourning.

  16. Rest is peace Ralph.
    I know you had more than your share of health problems. It was a pleasure to know you over the years. I will remember you as always having a funny storey , or a joke. You were always very upbeat.
    Maybe God will find a Harley for you to ride around on….

  17. It was an honor and blessing that I worked with Ralph at APD. I will never forget seeing how majestic and dignified he looked riding his motorcycle in the Fair parade. He always had a kind word and was such a pleasure to be around. Sending condolences to the family. God bless you all.

  18. Prayers & thoughts your way during this time. Ralph was truly one of a kind in spirit and kindness. Have wonderful memories of our laughter and serious discussions with him and my deceased husband. Heaven I hope you are ready for what you now have!?

  19. I have so many wonderful memories of Ralph. He was a brother in blue, partner, professional peace officer and, most of all, a friend. He loved his family and loved ALL who would allow him to love him. May God richly bless the memory of Ralph Kenneth Fletcher!!!

  20. Jerry and I loved working with and getting to know Ralph in the District Attorney’s Office for years. We have many God and precious memories. Blessings and hugs to Melinda and family.

  21. Jerry and I loved working with Ralph in the District Attorney’s office for many years. Blessings to Melinda and family. We will miss him.

  22. Melinda and Family,
    Ralph was a special soul and I was blessed to call you and him friends. I loved to to tease him about his Officer Gruff days and he was good natured about. He will be missed by many. Sending you hugs and prayers.

  23. Ralph brought a lot of happiness. Our hearts, love, and prayers go out to the Fletcher family. Keith and Penny

  24. Anne Marie, Crystal and Melinda, so sorry for your loss. I first knew Ralph in the 70s in NWTH nursing school. He was full of life, everyone s friend, and fun to be with. You will miss his love for each of you. I will be out of town and will miss his service Saturday. Peace for all of you and Ralph . Jan and Fred Lane

  25. Prayers for Ralph and his family. Always enjoyed working with him on the motorcycle squad. He will never be forgotten.

  26. My deepest condolences to the family. May God provide comfort and guidance for you as you go through this difficult time. Ralph will be missed but not forgotten.

  27. Ralph will be missed. Prayers for his family. 🙏🙏🙏
    I met him many years ago when I volunteered for Ama. Emergency Service and the City of Ama. Had a great respect for him.

  28. Saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing! He was one of the good guys! Always enjoyed working with him. He had a great sense of humor and was a true public servant! Retirement has a sad side effect, you lose touch with those you really enjoyed working with! Ralph was one of those! Prayers for all the family! Isaiah 40:31

  29. Ralph wrote me my first ticket when I was 16 yrs old. I use to kid him about it when we worked together at APD. He was a good officer but more of a great guy. God bless!

  30. First met Ralph when he worked security at softball tournaments. We found out our birthdays along with my daughters were the 5th,6th, & 7th of August so he told her we could have 3 cakes together. Later I worked with him at the courthouse on trials. Ralph always had a smile and good story on hand at anytime. He will be missed.

  31. Praying for you Melinda as well as all of the family! I have the utmost respect for Ralph and have great memories of the trip to Laughlin with with him. His passing is a great loss too many.
    Love and prayers……

  32. Hadn’t seen Ralph in years, but we connected on Facebook for the past few years and it was good to have that contact back. Ralph is one of those people in your life that carves out a special place in your heart and has never left, though maybe out of our mainstream life and separated by time and space. Remember quite a few ambulance calls with Ralph driving the Modulance and his foot could get quite heavy at times! Meals together at the NuCastle, fun and fellowship and shenanigans in the crew quarters. One of the most honorable and kind men I have ever met, and so proud of his Law Enforcement career. Ralph was a special man and will surely be missed. My prayers of comfort go out to his family , friends, and colleagues, Love you, brother.

  33. Steve will dearly miss Ralph. He was a great friend to him. Always positive about life and always happy. Prayers for Melinda and his daughters.

  34. Ralph, I’ll miss your friendship, your always smile. Your passing will leave a”empty hole “ in many of us! May God’s blessings surround your family at this time! I’ll see you at supper time!!👍👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️❤️✝️✝️✝️

  35. Prayers for the family and friends of this wonderful man. Always BLESSED me to cross paths with him. My heart is overwhelmed with “no more pain no more suffering, HEALED in the arms of Jesus.

  36. What a great guy. I remember eating at Mama Ruby’s with him. I will pray for the family and friends. The world is not as good a place without Ralph but heaven is working with another Angel.. bless u Ralph

  37. Prayers going up for all of Ralph’s family. I first met Ralph when he worked for Metropolitan Ambulance Service. When I was working at APD in mid 1970’s, I had the pleasure of working with Ralph and getting to know him even better. He was one of the best guys around. It was a pleasure knowing Ralph and running into him at the store once in a while.

  38. Our sweet Fletcher family, our hearts break for you all during this difficult time. Ralph was absolutely one of our favorite customers. Such a true and loyal friend as well. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. Shannon Ackley and Young’s Automotive.

  39. Ralph was my Bear hug special cousin! He and I shared a special love for each other. Our family will surly miss him. We send our love and condolences to to his family. May God keep you all in HIS loving care🙏🏾

  40. Melinda and Family,
    My sincere condolences to you, Ralph was such a wonderful caring man. I am so glad that was a able to call him a friend. May these next few days be filled with peace and love.

    Tami Cox

  41. My heart goes out to all of Ralph’s family. God be with each of you throughout this time of loss!
    I had the pleasure of working with Ralph for numerous years at the Police Department and specifically on the Motorcycle Squad! Ralph was a very good man who was well-thought of and respected throughout the community. He was always known as a dedicated family man.

    Steve Davis

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