Dr. Daniel Hastings Fletcher, PhD, 44, passed away on March 27, 2019 at University of Pennsylvania
Medical Center from complications of Cystic Fibrosis. He was born at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, GA
on September 30, 1974, to Joe and Dianne Fletcher. Daniel graduated from Fletcher High School,
Jacksonville Beach, FL in 1993, where he was captain of the tennis team. He obtained a respiratory
therapy degree in 1997 from Florida Community College at Jacksonville, and continued his education at
Lipscomb University where he received a BA, MA, and M.Div. in Biblical Studies. Daniel completed his
formal education at the prestigious Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA where he
received a PhD in Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation in 2012. He served on the faculty of several
universities and was most recently a Professor of Biblical Studies at Amridge University. Since 2012, his
greatest loves were his family and teaching God's word. He was an accomplished scholar, speaker,
teacher and guitarist, and was the author of 2 books, dozens of published articles, and contributed to
biblical dictionaries and translations.
He is survived by his beloved wife Joanne Kelly, three beautiful children: Hannah, Nathan and Lydia
Fletcher (twins); parents, Joseph Mell Fletcher, Sr. & Dianne Chapman Fletcher of Rincon, GA; brothers
Mell Fletcher of Nashville, TN and Don Fletcher (Amy) of Rincon, GA; nephew Cole Fletcher, and nieces
Leah and Abby Fletcher; along with numerous precious aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends. Daniel
was preceded in death by his grandparents Winson & Mildred Fletcher of Rye Patch, GA and Donald &
Ella Mae Chapman of Ludowici, GA.
A celebration of Daniel’s life will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 12:00 PM at Oak Grove Church of
Christ, 2000 Lexington Ave, Rincon, GA 31326.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in his memory.
Interment will be at a later date at Jones Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Long County, GA.
Howard Funeral Home, 57 Oak St., Ludowici, GA.
Guestbook at www.howardfuneralga.com.