James Max Fletcher, age 76, of Winklers Creek Road, Boone, NC passed away at the Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Born December 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Mace and Bessie Austin Fletcher. He worked for Winn Dixie Grocery Store for 17 years and for the Town of Boone for a number of years. After he retired Max enjoyed working on his farm and caring for his horses. Max loved people and never met a stranger.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nell Jones Fletcher, brothers in law, Bill Sherwood, Robert Jones and wife Linda and Ned Jones and wife Judy, a niece, Margaret McGlamery and a nephew, James Sherwood and wife Maria. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and a number of cousins.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Sherwood.
Funeral services for Mr. Max Fletcher will be conducted Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 12 noon at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Michael Townsend and Rev. Tim Jones. The family will receive friends Saturday morning prior to the service from 11 AM until noon at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Seby B. Jones Cancer Center, 338 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be shared with the Fletcher family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Fletcher family.