John Fletcher

Profile Updated: June 3, 2016
John Fletcher
John Fletcher

Then

John Fletcher

Now

Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Arlington, TX USA
Homepage: www.thefletch.org
Profession: Public Relations & Marketing Strategist
Spouse/Partner: Girlfriend is Rebecca. Absolutely AMAZING!
Children: 2 -- both grown and with families and their own children
email address:

john@thefletch.org

Mailing Address:

1243 Cedarland Plaza
Arlington, TX 76011

Birthplace:

Hospital (OK, in San Antonio)

How I prefer to spend my time:

Watching favorite movies, occasional golf or tennis, having good conversations with friends, and travel. Doing whatever Rebecca asks me to do.

Grandchildren:

2 -- ages 4 and 3 -- boy and girl

Best PHS Memory, Teacher, Activity or Event:

Cathy Munson convinced me that we deserved to skip out on class one day during May of our senior year, so we went down to Forest Park and rode the train and just hung out, doing nothing.

Tennis trips were great, particularly my soph year -- we had a great team.

Other great memory: being a member of PSOP and having dinner before or after football and basketball games at Bonanza on University Drive. It was just fun to hang out as a group, especially any time that we beat Arlington Heights!

Which Elementary School(s) did you attend?

Alice Carlson

Which Junior High School(s) did you attend?

McLean

Did you go to Pre-school, Dance, Music, Art, Theatre, Sports or other activities?

Started playing tennis during elementary school (Alice Carlson). John Wortham's father gave my first lessons and got me interested. Dance lessons from Leito's Studio -- I was terrible and afraid of girls back then.

Did you go to Summer Camp?

Camp Carter when younger and then Tut Bartzen's T-Bar-M Tennis Camps

What might we never guess about you?

My daughter once asked me, "Dad, just how good were you in tennis?" I replied that i was INDIRECTLY the #1 tennis player in the world. When I was 18, I beat Tommy Roberts (then 16). When he was 14, he beat Dale Ogden (then 12). At 16, Dale beat Jake Ward, who had a win over Jimmy Connors, who had wins over Pete Sampras, who was the #1.

So, indirectly, I have wins over Connors, Sampras, Roddick, Federer, and everyone else!

Habits you might still have?

I still love Dr Pepper, still don't smoke or drink alcohol (always had plenty of fun without it)

Favorite Books:

The Bible; Dave's Way (about Wendy's founder Dave Thomas); Halftime by Don Buford; Appetite for America; Being Rapoport by Bernard Rapoport (old friend); Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard. Newest book is The Go Giver -- it's absolutely incredible!

Favorite Movies:

Chariots of Fire, Dave, The Princess Bride

Favorite Music:

Moody Blues, Beatles, Hollies, Alabama, Radney Foster

Favorite Ice Cream:

My own custom flavor that I have made: chocolate chip cookie dough with chunks of fudge, caramel swirls, crunched waffle cone and coconut; #2 is Curly's Frozen Custard -- Parker County Peach flavor

Favorite Destination(s):

Bermuda -- totally secluded, stunning views. This time I want to stay at the Reefs Hotel. Loved the views, food, leisure and golf.

On my "Bucket List"...

1. Saw my old PHS history teacher Dean Cozine (IT CAME TRUE in 2014-- Brought him to the Friday reception and Saturday zoo party) to tell him the profound impact that he has had upon my life.
2. See the group IL DIVO live in concert in a real outdoor coliseum.
3. Attend Wimbledon tennis championships.
4. Return to play in the Vancouver Open, the second oldest lawn tennis tournament (behind Wimbledon) in the world -- have already played there twice.
5. Have lunch with Warren Buffett.
6. Play 18 holes of golf with stunning view on each hole.
7. Fly with the Thunderbirds or Blue Angels (when our federal budget allows)
8. Fly again in a stunt airplane doing barrel roles and other maneuvers (have done once, want to do it again).

How did you hear about our PHS'69 website?

Ned James

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Dec 07, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Danny was a great friend at Paschal. I thought of him as a gentle giant and wondered how he could make himself do battle against other football teams because he WAS such a nice guy. Danny and I had a brief visit at the PantherCare party and we all would have spent more time with him had we known it would be our final opportunity. He was such a wonderful person...

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Jun 03, 2016 at 11:33 AM

I was so sorry to hear about Jimbo's passing. We were neighbors two doors down from each other on Medford Court E. We used to race about a quarter mile (it seemed like 2-3 miles at the time as kids). I would go slow and steady and Jimbo would sprint and then walk. It was really intimidating to race him. He always won. In this case, the hare beat the turtle. He was always nice to me and had this incredible smile!

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Don was always one of those popular guys who was friendly and kind to everyone -- I never heard him say anything unkind about anyone. God must have needed a fighter pilot and leader in heaven!

 

 

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Jun 09, 2014 at 7:52 AM

If you had the good fortune of taking Dean Cozine for History or Government, I hope you attend the reception to honor him on Friday night, June 20, 5-7pm at Mac Churchill's home. I've exchanged several emails and phone calls with Dean and he is truly humbled that so many of us are interested in him. If you had friends or family attending PHS from 1963 to 1970, please invite them to attend. Reception cost is $50/person with proceeds going to start a scholarship in his honor. See you there!