Lindsey “Fletch” Cooper Staley | Obituary

Lindsey “Fletch” Cooper Staley, 70, of Pullman, died Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at her home in Pullman.

Fletch was born on December 12, 1951 in Pullman to John Fletcher and Melody (Coe) Staley. He grew up in Pullman and graduated from Pullman High School in 1970. Fletch attended Spokane Community College, where he earned a degree in diesel mechanics. He worked with his father as a tractor-trailer driver, which they continued together over the years. Fletch also worked for Palouse Producers and later for Wilbur Ellis. He then worked for Gormsen Plumbing and as a maintenance man for area apartment complexes.

Fletch married Vickie Miller on June 30, 1979 and after 19 years together the couple later divorced. Truck driving and cattle ranching were what Fletch enjoyed most, working in both industries all his life. He loved animals and his livestock and enjoyed being with his family and friends. He will always be remembered as a wonderful conversationalist. Fletch enjoyed spending time with his son at motocross racing events, as well as trap shooting, skiing, and snowmobiling.

He is survived by his son, Lindsey Rae Cooper Staley (Melissa Larsen), of Pullman; his two grandchildren, Isabella Rae Melody Staley and Lindsey Abel Cooper Staley; his sister, Christina Schafer, and his brother, John Staley. Fletch was predeceased by his parents.

Viewing for family and friends will be Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Corbeill Funeral Home in Pullman (formerly Kimball Funeral Home). A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Pullman City Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Ridge Pointe Community Club House, 1400 SE Fancy Free Drive. Online condolences can be sent to kimballfh.com.

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