Forsyth . . . . Jack Kosciusko Fletcher passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022, at his residence in Forsyth, Georgia. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Forsyth City Cemetery. Reverend Renfroe Watson and Reverend Billy Beard will officiate.
Jack was born March 17, 1925, the son of the late Thomas Augustus Fletcher and Kossie Taylor Fletcher in Juliette, Georgia. He married Martha Clarkson June 22, 1952 and was married for fifty nine years until her death in January 30, 2012. Before Jack’s death he had lived at the same residence since 1926. He attended Monroe County Schools graduating from Mary Persons High School in 1942. Jack attended The Georgia Institute of Technology for one year. He volunteered for the United States Army Air Force in March 16, 1943 and was called to active duty in September 1943, serving at Keesler Air Force Base in Gulf Port Mississippi, serving at Salt Lake City, Utah in 1944, shipped to San Francisco, California for deployment to Hollandia, New Guinea, serving in Leyte, Philippines and Luzon Philippines, serving in Okinawa in 1945, returning to Seattle, Washington in 1946 and was released from service in 1946. Jack was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded. He was also awarded the World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with 1 Silver Star, Philippines Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal.
Jack was employed from 1947 to 1949 with the Southern Bell Telephone Company and Harts Mortuary, from 1949 to 1950 he attended Gupton Jones Mortuary School in Nashville, Tennessee, from 1950 to 1954 he was employed with Fletcher Funeral Home in Millen, Georgia and from 1954 to 1990 he was employed with Vaughn Lumber Company.
Jack’s hobby interests included raising Polled Hereford Cattle on his farm, travel and sightseeing visiting most all areas of the United States of America, Georgia Tech Football, talking to complete strangers to learn about them, and promoting local history and genealogy discussions and study.
Jack was a member of Forsyth United Methodist Church, a member of Forsyth Monroe County Kiwanis Club, a member of Monroe County Historical Society, a member of Middle Georgia Cattleman’s Association, a member of Georgia Hereford Association, a member of AARP and a member of the American Legion for seventy plus years.
Jack is survived by his son, retired pharmacist, James Edward Fletcher (Diane) of Forsyth and by his grandchildren, Dr. Anna Caitlin Fletcher of Forsyth and Emily Taylor Fletcher of Atlanta, sisters-in-law, Sidney Clarkson Smith (Alvin) of Fernandina, Florida, and Mary Jane Clarkson Wilson (Howard) of Jacksonville, Florida, and fourteen nieces and nephews in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Forsyth United Methodist Church, 68 W Johnston Street, Forsyth, Ga 31029.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.