LINCOLN – Fletcher A. Smith Sr., 69, died March 1, 2006, at his home after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 31, 1936, in Lincoln. Fletcher was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean; his mother, Thelma Smith; a son, Alan Smith and his wife, Joni, of Lincoln; a son, Scott Smith and his wife, Susan, of Lincoln; a daughter, Angela Smith of Vassalboro; and a daughter, Andrea Lumbra and her husband, Stephen, of Milo. He has 10 grandchildren, Sherri, Amanda, Corey, Aaron, Katie, Matthew, Jillian, Brodie, Victoria and Rebecca; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a special mother-in-law, Louise Gifford; and a special sister-in-law, Mary Libbey. He was predeceased by his friend and brother, Daniel Smith; and his father, William Smith. Fletcher spent most of his career expanding from his training as a machinist mate in the Navy by working with his hands on many things mechanical. This included owning his own auto body shop, working as a millwright in construction and at Lincoln Pulp & Paper and working in maintenance, then in the fuel yard at Babcock Ultrapower in West Enfield. He worked closely with his sons at FASTCO Corporation. In fact, Fletcher is the “F” in FASTCO. While working with his hands, Fletcher was always thinking of ways to improve or make tasks easier to perform. When he owned the body shop, he designed a stone chip guard that was later used on GM pickups until 1987. While working as a millwright, he came up with formulas and tools to simplify the alignment of equipment. He took great pride in his inventions. Fletcher raced stock cars for many years and he was an avid NASCAR fan. He could fix anything and always enjoyed helping family and friends. He loved taking rides with his wife, Jeannie. They enjoyed trips in the summer with their camper. Time at the lake was also special to Fletcher and Jeannie. Family get togethers and traditions were important to him. He will be greatly missed. A thought to Fletcher from Jean: “What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life, to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” – George Eliot. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday, at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jack Stewart, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Cancer Care of Maine. Donations may be left at the funeral home. For an online register book, please visit