On Thursday, July 22, 2021, Kay Larry Fletcher, loving husband, father of two sons, and grandfather of two grandchildren, passed away at the age of 84 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Kay was born on June 6, 1937, in Shreveport, Louisiana to Crawford and Rudith (Lovell) Fletcher. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 1959 and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1962, and he began his career as an engineer at Dow Chemical. He later started his own Amway business, where he became a well-recognized motivational speaker. He also established his own home building company where he became a prominent home builder in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On January 31, 1960, he married Carolyn Humble, his college sweetheart. They raised two sons, Larry and Lee.
Kay was known for his quick wit, infectious smile, and generous spirit. He attributed much of his character to his time as a boy spent at the Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston, Louisiana. Kay was a passionate reader and lifelong learner, always stating that, “if anybody else can do it, I can do it too; I’ll just work harder.” He lived his life grounded in his Christian faith and loved the Lord, his family, church, and community. His most treasured time was spent with his grandchildren, nicknaming them “BooBoo” and “Bull”. Kay constantly reminisced on how God had blessed his life, reminding his wife, Carolyn, that they had seemingly lived three lifetimes with all they had done.
Kay was preceded in death by his father, Crawford, his mother, Rudith, and his brother, Pete. He is survived by his beloved wife Carolyn, his two sons, Larry and wife Renea; Lee and wife Wendy, and his two grandchildren, Rachel and husband Trevor, and Matthew and fiancé Emily.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Jefferson Hwy on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Christ Covenant Church Building Fund in Kay’s name.
The Fletcher family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the caregivers at Magnolia Brook Senior Living, caregivers from Heart of Hospice, and the support of Christ Covenant Church. Also, a special thanks to close friend Richard Bezet for his companionship.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.