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Carl Dwayne (Dwain) Fletcher, 84

Carl Dwayne (Dwain) Fletcher, 84, peacefully passed away at home on January 27, 2023 surrounded by the love of his family.  He was born June 30th, 1938 in Cecil Georgia to Carl and Montine (Chambers) Fletcher.  He married his best friend and life partner, Billie Jo Fletcher in May 1975, creating a loving blended family.  They were married for 47 years.

Mr. Fletcher’s humble beginnings growing up in rural South Georgia taught him a strong work ethic.  He enlisted in the USAF in 1955 and served his country faithfully.  After his discharge he took the skills that the military taught him in the Audio Visual field and contracted for those services at Moody AFB, and then many installations around the country.  He also formed private businesses in Adel and Valdosta which further served to refine his trade in photography.  Together, with his wife BJ, they raised their children with a solid work ethic and fostered a loving family home which honored a frugal, conservative lifestyle.

He is predeceased by many well-loved friends and family members, his parents, Carl Rentz Fletcher, Mildred Montine (Chambers) Fletcher Blount, his sisters Farinda (Fletcher) Jones, Janice (Fletcher) Purdom, his father and mother in law, Clarence and Maxine Metz, brothers in law, Clary Jones and Greg Mullinix and a beloved grandson, William Colin Erow, who he missed and voiced he wants the first hug from in Heaven.

Surviving Mr. Fletcher is his cherished wife of 47 years, Billie Jo (Metz) Fletcher, Children: Tammy (Bill) Erow of Lakeland, FL; Mike (Lisa) Fletcher of Hahira GA; Mark (Tracy) Fletcher of Cumming, GA; Tim (Lesley) Fletcher of Merritt Island, FL; Scott Dodds of Atlanta, GA; Lisa (Michael) Herndon of Tampa, FL; and Bill (Patty) Sullivan of Federal Way, WA.   He leaves 11 grandchildren:  Justin, Jesse, Joshua Fletcher, Tony, John, Peter Erow, Anna Leigh, Julia, Sarah Herndon, Carson Fletcher and Levi Fletcher.  He also leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren:  Brantlee, Bowen, Lydia, Eliza, Brek, Amelia, Lyla, Liam, Lacey and Adaline; two sisters in law, Brenda Heidel and Janine Mullinix and a brother in law Mike Purdom.  He also leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank South Georgia Medical Center and Hospice of South Georgia for their support and care.  Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Cleveland Clinic or the American Heart Association on Mr. Fletcher’s behalf.

A funeral service for Mr. Fletcher will be held at 11am on Saturday, February 4, 2023 in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Shierling officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5-7pm at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at

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