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Obituary for Gene Pletcher

August 14, 1936 - May 26, 2018
Elyria, Ohio | Age 81

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather


Gene Pletcher, age 81, of Elyria, passed away Saturday morning, May 26, 2018 at Huntington Woods in Westlake, Oh following a lengthy illness. He was born August 14, 1936 in Blue Rock, OH and moved to Elyria with his family as a young man.

Gene started his career in the drywall business in 1958. In 1978, he began his own business, Pletcher Drywall in Elyria and also provided home insulation. Gene semi-retired in 2005 and remained active in the business with his son, Brian.

He was a former member of Church of the Open Door in Elyria, where he was married. Gene also formerly attended Christian Missionary Alliance in Elyria where he served as a Sunday school teacher and Church Treasurer. Gene had a solid work ethic which served his passion for dry walling and maintaining a beautiful yard.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Pletcher(nee Weaver); two sons, David (Donna) Pletcher and Brian (Jeanne) Pletcher of Elyria; four grandchildren, Brittany (Derek) Smith, Lindsey Pletcher, Melanie (John) Maxwell and David Scott Pletcher; four great-grandchildren, Darren, Scarlett, SkyLee and Dory. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Geneve Pletcher (nee Wickham).

Friends may call at the Busch Funeral and Crematory Service, 114 Second Street, Elyria for a Memorial Visitation from 4-8pm Wednesday, May 30, 2008. A Private burial will take place at RidgeHill Memorial Park in Lorain, OH.

Memorials may be forwarded to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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