Wes, Wesley Allan Fletcher Jr., passed from this life Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. Wes is now in Paradise with Jesus Christ, Angels rejoicing.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday Sept. 26, 2010, at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church in Brownwood. Interment will follow in the Jordan Springs Cemetery with full Masonic Rites. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel 1914 Indian Creek Road, Brownwood.
Wes was born Jan. 27, 1978, in Brownwood, Texas. His family returned to Brownwood and Wes entered the BISD system at Woodland Heights Elementary in the third grade and graduated from Brownwood High School in 1996. Wes excelled in athletics, lettering in football, soccer and track.
Wes attended Texas Tech for his freshman year and continued his education at Cisco Junior College, Tarleton State University and Austin Community College, earning a Computer Aided Drafting Associate Degree from Austin College.
Wes had married during this time to Carrie Kelcy. That marriage brought forth the birth of their daughter, Mia Nichol Fletcher. After moving to Austin, the young couple struggled, sought help; however the marriage ended, but never their mutual devotion to Mia. Wes continued to go to school and work as he raised his Angel on Earth, Mia, his beloved daughter.
Mia is his everything. His patience, loving-kindness, generosity and Christian values went into everything he could give his precious and wonderful daughter. They are buddies, what a beautiful relationship.
Moving back to Brownwood, Wes applied his CAD degree at Fenton Environmental. Architecture, design and construction were interests he pursued.
Challenging himself, Wes began a self study education through “Falling Awake” in California where he decided to pursue a career in Real Estate. Wes began his career in real estate under the brokerage and mentorship of Donnie Stegemoller Realtors in Brownwood. The Stegemoller family embraced Wes, encouraged his talents and nurtured him to a successful Realtor.
Wes was a Spiritual man with a tender and loving heart. You knew when you shook his hand or hugged his neck. From conversations as a child with his late Grandfather, Dr. Joseph T. McClain, Baptist Preacher and Professor, and with his parents, and buddies, Wes continued to seek God’s Will in his life. He enjoyed attending Promise Keepers with his friends and later Legacy Outfitters in Brownwood.
Continuing his Spiritual Walk, Wes became a Master Mason at Brownwood Lodge 279 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Wes was recently installed as the Junior Deacon in his walk through the Chairs of the Lodge.
Wes loved the outdoors and sports that took him to lakes and fields with his Companion “Drake” and “Roux.” Wes and his “Brothers” fished and hunted from the Texas Gulf Coast to the fields of Wisconsin, from the breaks of the Florida Gulf to rough country of West Texas. Wes was involved in the conservation of the species he loved to hunt.
In June of this year, Wes was married to Shouna Graves of Brownwood. Shouna’s devotion, Love and Friendship brought Wes much Joy and Fulfillment. She and Gage are an answer to Wes and his family’s prayer for Wes’ happiness by this Godsend Lady. This marriage also gave Wes a son, Gage that he loved and deeply cherished.
For a young man, Wes threw his net over a wide circle, endearing people from all walks of life, from those whom have just enough to those who have plenty. With his endearing smile, genuine concern and generous heart, Wes’ absence will be felt by many.
Wes fought the Good Fight. God answered all our prayers. As humans, we sought a different answer. Wes is in Paradise, Angels are singing….Praising his Lord Jesus Christ, Savior and Redeemer.
Wes is survived by his wife and soul mate, Shouna Fletcher; daughter, Mia; and son, Gage; parents, mother Darla Fletcher and Danny Davis; Wesley Sr. and Maryanne Fletcher of Brownwood; and step-brothers, Jacob and Jeremiah of Brownwood. Wes is also survived by his Grandmother Betty Fletcher of Odessa, Texas. Aunts and Uncles, Debi Fletcher of Snyder, Texas, Larry and Karla Fletcher of Conroe, Texas. Joe McClain of San Miguel, Mexico, Duke and wife Kathy McClain of Granbury, Bill McClain of Brownwood, Ray and wife Oletha of Arlington, Texas. Also survived by Cousins Bary McClain and wife Tanja of Azle, Texas, Joe Lee McClain of Benbrook, Texas and Dane McClain of Fort Worth, Texas. Also survived by Cousins Raimun and wife Christina of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hermine and husband Fauzan Zaroe of Austin. Also cousins Benjamin and wife Julie of Grand Prairie, Texas, Natalie McClain and Melissa McClain of Arlington. Wes is also survived by Cousins, Chris Taylor, Jason and wife Erin of Dallas, Texas, Miles and wife Cassie Fletcher of Spring, Texas, Neely Fletcher of Conroe, Rebecca and husband Anthony Kay of Snyder, Texas, Michael and wife Casey Taylor of Snyder. Also survived by his Mother and Father-in-law family of Gail and Lee Graves, Sister-In-Law Chara Smith, Brother In-Law Brandon Graves all of Brownwood, Texas. Wes is also survived by Shouna’s grandparents, J.I. and Lois Thacker.
Wes is also survived by a group of special young men he loves, counted as his Brothers. This special group of young men were a blessing in his life and continue to be a blessing to his family and Wes’ parents now.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been set up for his children; Mia and Gage at TexasBank in Brownwood.
Services have been entrusted to Blaylock Funeral Home, Brownwood; www.blaylockfuneralhome.com.