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SHARING RIVER’S JOY

FLETCHER SHOWED HUNDREDS THE PLEASURE OF FISHING, FLOATING

Posted: February 13, 2014 at 5 a.m.

FILE PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF JD Fletcher paddles his john boat during a Kings River float trip in 1998. Gary Johnson of Rogers is in the bow. Fletcher liked to call the Kings River his “office.”

Anglers on the Kings River knew right away it was JD Fletcher drifting into view around a bend in the stream. There he’d be in the stern of his john boat, paddle in hand, with one or two customers on board.

JD FLETCHER

JD Fletcher was born Nov. 9, 1930, in Washburn, Mo.

He served in the Air Force from December 1951 to January 1954.

He married JoAnn Anderson on Nov. 4, 1967.

He opened a bait shop and guide service in 1959, and later became owner of

Devil’s Dive Resort on Table Rock Lake.

He and Joann had two sons, Jeff and David.

SOURCE: STAFF REPORT

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Outdoor, Pages 6 on 02/13/2014

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