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Visitation

Grace Church
Thursday September 23rd, 2021
10:30am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

Grace Church
Thursday September 23rd, 2021
11:00am

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Burial

Missouri Veterans Cemetery
Thursday September 23rd, 2021
1:00pm

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Arnold "Papa" Fletcher

Arnold Evans “Papa” Fletcher, age 81 of Nixa, passed away September 19, 2021. He was born February 6, 1940 in Manes, Missouri, the son of Normace and Agnes (Evans) Fletcher. Arnold was saved at a young age at Manes Baptist Church. Arnold served his country in the U.S. Army. On May 14, 1966, he was united in marriage to Jewell (Stanifer.) Arnold attended Southwest Baptist University. Arnold served as pastor for many years and served in many roles throughout his ministry. Survivors include: his wife, Jewell Fletcher of Nixa; his daughter, Amanda Evans of Springfield; grandchildren, Christopher Spivey and wife Dee of Sikeston, Corey Spivey of Springfield, Zoe Schrock of Springfield, Zack Schrock of Ozark and Shelbee Schrock of Springfield; great grandchildren, Eden Spivey, Ember Spivey and Kingston Cuevas; a brother, Ed Fletcher and wife Young of Manes; Jim Fletcher and wife Teresa of Texas, and Paul Fletcher; and a sister, Ruth Cooper and husband Bob of Mt. Grove. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Samuel Schrock and a brother, Doug Fletcher. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Grace Church, 1120 E. Plainview Road, Springfield, with Pastor Tim May officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 10:30 – 11:00 A.M. at Grace Church on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Services and arrangements are under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International or Grace Missions.

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Rita and family Sep 24 2021 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy, Our prayers are with you. Love the Tannehill family.

Tribute Store Sep 23 2021 12:00 AM

This sweet man used to come get Subway sandwiches with his wife all the time when I used to work there. We became fairly close, and I enjoyed talking to him about band, his grandsons whom I knew in school/band, and many other things. I loved how sweet and sincere he always was when he spoke about the Lord. I am so sad to hear of his passing, and disappointed I cannot be there to say goodbye. However, I am glad he is with our Savior, and can rest in His loving arms. Blessings to you, Arnold, and to those you've left behind. Thanks for the memories!

Amanda Ceperley Sep 22 2021 12:00 AM

Arnold will be greatly missed; but we take great comfort knowing Heaven has one more Angel watching over us. God Bless You. Sending Love & Prayers.

Jim & Teresa Fletcher & Megan Woods & Tim Fletcher families. Sep 21 2021 12:00 AM

Arnold, what wonderful memories come to mind when thinking of you and Jewell and our shared times together over the years at family reunions, visits to our home and even your ordination into the ministry at Brownfield Baptist Church. We will miss you greatly and your absence will be noted at future Fletcher family events. Arnold you had a servant heart for the Lord and we take solace in knowing you are with our Saviour.

Ralph and Wanda Fletcher, Debra and Jimmy Adams and Lyle Fletcher Sep 21 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arnold "Papa" Fletcher

Teresa Fletcher Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

Michael & I just want to tell the family just how much we loved Arnold. He will be so missed in the family. He is with his savior now where we all would love to be. We love you Jewell you are in our prayers & may GOD bless you always. We love you sweetheart

Teresa Fletcher Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

with deepest sympathy from Frank and Carol Branstetter and Mary Mallicoat. We will see in paradise with our Lord.

Mary and Frank Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM