Paul N. Fletcher, Sr., 74, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away May 20, 2019. He was born October 9, 1944, in Pine Bluff to Thomas Orr Fletcher, Jr. and Keturah (Neely) Fletcher.

Paul was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School and attended the University of Arkansas and the University of Central Arkansas. He served in the Army Reserves for 11 years and later worked in Human Resources for Tyson Foods for 31 years. Afterwards Paul worked as the Human Resource director for McFarland Eye Care for 11 years before retiring in 2016.

Paul served on the Board of Directors of the Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce and the Pine Bluff Port Authority. He was a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church.

Paul loved living on the lake and enjoyed boating and all water activities. Gathering with his family and friends was a great joy in his life. Paul will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was a man of character and had the respect of everyone who knew him.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; Tom and Keturah Fletcher; sister, Virginia Sadler; brother, Tommy Fletcher; and son, Paul N. Fletcher, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joan Avant Fletcher; daughter, Ginger Fletcher Serpas; grandchildren, Stewart Serpas, Jr., Sierra Serpas, Jackson Ruiz; sister, Margaret Fletcher Kresse; many loving nieces and nephews; and a host of loving extended family and friends.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff.

Pallbearers include Eric Kresse, Steve Fletcher, Andy Sadler, Dave Sadler, Phillip Blunk, and Stewart Serpas, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Methodist Children’s Home or a charity of your choice. Online condolences at

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