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Richie Fletcher biography: 13 things about US Coast Guard veteran from Memphis, Tennessee


Richard James “Richie” Fletcher III is a resident of Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. He is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.

Fletcher and Eliza “Liza” Wellford Fletcher have two sons. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. He and Liza first met at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis. They lived in Central Gardens, Memphis with their two sons.
  2. From October 2001 to October 2005, he served as a machinery technician at the U.S. Coast Guard in Yorktown, Virginia, USA.
  3. From 2007 to 2009, he attended Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis.
  4. From January 2009 to July 2011, he worked for Republic Coffee Memphis in Memphis as a barista.
  5. From September 2012 to December 2014, he was a Tioga Environmental Consultants, Inc. project coordinator.
  6. He was 5 years older than Liza. On March 8, 2014, they got married at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis. From March 2014 to March 2016, he was a CrossFit coach at CrossFit 901 in Memphis.
  7. From January 2016 to January 2017, he worked for Wepfer Marine, Inc. in Memphis as a maintenance mechanic.
  8. Liza gave birth to their first son in 2015 and their second son in 2017.
  9. In January 2017, he joined Memphis Millwork in Memphis as an assistant estimator. He became an estimator in May 2018 and a project manager in January 2019 and left the company in December 2020.
  10. From 2017 to 2019, he attended Union University in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee where he earned his bachelor’s degree in project management.
  11. In January 2021, he joined Memphis Boat Center in Memphis as a dealer manager. In July 2021, he, Liza and their two sons vacationed in Heber Springs, Arkansas, USA.
  12. On July 28, 2022, he, Liza and their two sons visited Charlevoix, Michigan, USA.
  13. On September 2, 2022, his wife Liza was abducted allegedly by Cleotha Abston, then 38, while she was jogging near the University of Memphis in Memphis. He was 39 years old when she was found dead on September 5, 2022 near Victor Street and Person Avenue in Memphis.

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