Fletcher Howard Goode
January 10, 1930 – November 17, 2013
Fletcher Howard Goode, M.D., was born on January 10, 1930, in Memphis and was the fourth of five children of Q. B. and Estelle Goode. After graduating from Messick High School, he started his pre-med studies at Memphis State College, where he met his future wife, Ann Williams of Millington.
After graduating from the University of Tennessee Medical School, Fletcher opened his office for general practice in Millington and practiced medicine there for 10 years before going back for specialization in Ophthalmology. He returned to Millington and opened an eye clinic there.
Along with his practice, he was an associate professor of Ophthalmology at the medical school and was on the staff at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton. He had an office in Covington for many years.
UT Medical School recognized Fletcher with a ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ in 1996. Fletcher lived and shared his Christian faith with a caring and generous spirit toward everyone. A member of Faith Heritage Baptist Church, he was a deacon, Bible teacher, and sang in the choir. For many years he made medical mission trips to Africa, India and Central America to give vision and hope to those people. He was also a director at BancorpSouth.
Fletcher is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann; his son, Harper and wife Dana; and grandchildren, Taylor Ann, Shelby, Dalton, and David; brother, George Goode; sisters, Jean Black and Julia Harmon; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his precious daughter, Amy Ann, his parents, and his older brother, William. Fletcher served his Lord and Savior faithfully every day.
The family received friends Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5-8 p.m., and a funeral service will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. at Munford Funeral Home’s Millington Chapel.
(Covington, Tenn.) November 21, 2013