Larry Darnell Fletcher, was called to his rest on Saturday October 29, 2022 after admission to Norfolk General Hospital. He was the second child born to the late John Clayborne Fletcher and Margaret Trader Fletcher.
Larry attended Accomack County Public School and was once a long-term resident of Accomac, where he acquired the nickname, “Norton” and became one of the original “Accomac Boys.” He later moved north to Nelsonia, then settled in Mappsville.
Larry entered the workforce as a teenager and had several careers during his life. He was employed at Holly Farms (now Tyson Foods), Perdue, as a truck driver, and lastly at Matthews Market until his retirement. He was a man of many skills and talents, which he used to earn extra money or just help a friend in need.
Larry made friends wherever he went because of his winning personality and easy smile. He moved in many circles and was known up and down the Shore and beyond. Seldom did he enter a room as a stranger and never did he leave as one. In addition to his friends, there was not a relative who numbered in the hundreds that he did not make a connection with.
There were three things Larry took great pride in, his faith, his Masonic Lodge membership, and his outdoor cooking skills. He was also an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
Larry confessed his life to Christ as a young man and became an active member of First Baptist Church. He took great pride in serving on the usher and trustee boards, driving the Sunday school bus, serving on the annual picnic committees, or taking care of any other requests.
Larry became a member of the Georgetown Lodge No. 115 in May 1995. Georgetown later merged with Accomac Lodge No.62 in June 2007, where Larry maintained his membership and support.
He got great joy being the chief fry cook for the backyard barbeques, family gatherings, celebrations, or whenever people gathered to fellowship with friends, family, and good food. Fried fish and fried turkey were his specialties and they never failed to please.
Although Larry has passed, he will live on forever in our hearts and memories.
Larry is survived by his daughter, Tammy Turner Crippen (Anthony); grandchildren, DiVontriq Crippen and Tanaka Crippen; three great-grandchildren, Ki’Miyah, Alayah, and Kyrie; siblings, Ralph Fletcher, Debbie Baker, Valerie Fletcher (Daryl), Sandra Handy (Larry), and Celestine Shrieves; aunts, Ruth Trader and Mary Bright; uncles, Preston Trader and Milton Fletcher; six nephews; three nieces; and many, many cousins and friends.
The family wishes to acknowledge the special relationship Larry had with a few relatives and friends, to include first cousins, Emmanuel Fletcher, Jr. and Shawn Taylor; childhood friend, Sandy Cooper; longtime friends, Charles Edward Copes and Teresa Byrd; and the Moore family.
Lovingly and sorrowfully submitted,