William Scott Fletcher, Jr., 1949 – 2017

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – William Scott Fletcher, Jr., 67, of Corey Hill Road died Monday, May 15, 2017 at Cedar Hill after his battle with Alzheimer’s. Scott was born in Townshend, VT on September 22, 1949, the son of William S. “Billy” Fletcher and Nora Elizabeth Robinson. He was a 1967 graduate of Bellows Falls High School.

He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, and worked at Grafton Village Cheese Company for 43 years, until his retirement in 2011. He was a member of the VFW in Springfield, VT, the Abenaki Snowmobile Club where he was active in trail grooming and maintenance, and VAST. He was a former member of the Vermont Trappers Association and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and snowmobiling – He was an avid outdoorsman who loved his trips to Alaska.

Scott also enjoyed NASCAR, the Red Sox, mowing the lawn, being a Little League coach, and his many trips to the family camp, which he helped build, on Lake Seymour in Morgan, VT. As a child he was bat boy for the Grafton Baseball Team in the West River Valley League and was so proud of his father, a left- handed pitcher. As an adult, he played in the men’s softball league for the Bellows Falls Cash Market.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the VA, VNA Hospice, Bayada Hospice Nurses, Springfield Health & Rehab, and the Cedar Hill staff, and the ever-loving support of family during his care at home.

On June 6, 1999 in Homer, Alaska he married Maureen Fisher Fletcher who survives. Also surviving is his mother Nora Fletcher of Townshend, VT; his sons W. Scott Fletcher III & wife Samantha of Saxtons River, Gregory E. Fletcher & wife Noel of Westminster, his step son Robert D. Sprague & wife Darcie of Grafton, VT; his step daughter Terri Sprague Pickett & husband Jason of Ypsilanti, Ml; his sisters Ellen Wheeler & partner Bruce Howard of Venice, FL, Sherry Bartlett & husband Tom of Venice, FL, and Debra Jean Stevens & husband Mike of Milton, VT; his grandchildren Jaden Pickett, Lauryn Pickett, Tyler Sprague, Trenton Fletcher, Calli Sprague, William Fletcher, Tim Fletcher, and Jackson Fletcher; his niece Tiffany Smith who he has raised since she was five years old; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be a graveside service 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28 in the Houghtonville Cemetery in Grafton, VT.

Memorial contributions in Scott’s memory may be sent to the American Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to the Abenaki Snowmobile Club Scholarship Fund, PO Box 55, Bellows Falls, VT 05101.

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