Richard Melvin Fletcher, age 79, of Verbena, Al. passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard & Lennie Fletcher; son, Michael Fletcher. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Fletcher; sons, Richard Dwayne Fletcher (Carmen) & David Melvin Fletcher; daughter, Laura Lynn Thompson (Steven); sisters, Brenda Burdett (Doyle) & Judy Berryhill; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Services for Richard will be held Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Glad Tidings Church of God. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with a service to follow. A private burial will be held in The Alabama National Cemetery. Officiating service will be Mike Chandler and Billy Ray Boatwright. In lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to Glad Tidings Church of God. Address for church, 1980 County Road 28 Clanton, Al. 35046.