CONFIRMED: Billy Fletcher, US Navy-WWII and Retired US Army (125-24) 10 JUL 24

July 10, 2024 @ 8:00 am – 12:15 pm
Colonial Funeral Home
625 Kitty Hawk Rd
Universal City, TX 78148

The family of Mr. Billy Fletcher, a US Navy WWII Veteran and Retired US Army, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the LEO escorted procession and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Billy Mitchell Fletcher was born on the 10th of July, 1927 and left this earth June 26, 2024. He left the love of his life, his wife Rosalba, son Alex of Tokyo, Japan, daughter Alicea (Mauricio) of Dallas, Texas, daughter Jane (Mark) of Canon City, Colorado and granddaughter Julia of Austin, Texas and an extended family of nieces and nephews who loved Uncle Billy. He was a proud veteran of the US Navy where he served in Guam in WWII and the US Army for 26 years, sending him all over the world. He settled in San Antonio, Texas after retiring from the Army where he ran the facilities for Bexar County Hospital District.

Visitation will be the evening of July 9th from 5pm to 8pm at Colonial Funeral Home in Universal City, Texas. The Committal Service with Military Honors will be at 11:15am at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery: Shelter 3. A gathering of remembrance afterwards welcoming family and friends will be held at the VFW Post 8541 on 2222 Austin Highway.

WEATHER: Hi 92 / Lo 85, 10% Chance of Rain, 68% Humidity, Wind: 5 mph ESE

REQUESTOR:  Tony Lara, Family SPOX

STAGING:  8:00 am, Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Colonial Funeral Home
625 Kitty Hawk Rd
Universal City, TX 78148

BRIEFING:  8:15 am

SERVICE: 9:00 am
Colonial Funeral Home
625 Kitty Hawk Rd
Universal City, TX 78148

KSU:  10:30 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   11:15 am – Shelter #3
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Mike “Twin Towers” Roberts

FC:   Rich “Ritchie Rich” Pachecano


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223