Shine.FM and Olivet Nazarene University mourns the sudden loss of Carl L. Fletcher ’92/’99, assistant professor and director of broadcasting in the University’s Department of Communication. Professor Fletcher also served as operations director for the Shine.FM network. He passed away Saturday, Nov. 7.
Loved by all who knew him, Professor Fletcher, 45, will be remembered for his ever-present smile and fun-loving nature. He was a son, husband, father, professor, mentor and friend. His family, students, colleagues and friends are testaments to his care, encouragement and love.
Professor Fletcher shared his expertise in radio programming and production by teaching and mentoring students and through his service in Olivet’s radio ministry. He oversaw operations and programming for Olivet-owned and -operated Shine.FM and for student radio stations Shine RX3 and Shine Worship.
“Carl Fletcher was my personal friend for more than 27 years,” said Brian McIntyre Utter, general manager at Shine.FM. “He was passionate about the impact of Christian radio and training future Christian broadcasters. The outpouring of tributes by colleagues in the Christian radio industry, and his students past and present, shows what a huge impact Carl had on all of us at Shine.FM and Olivet.”
One of Professor Fletcher’s greatest desires was to see Olivet students join the ranks of successful alumni influencing the world for Christ through the radio industry. Nurtured by his care and guidance, Olivet graduates are working in radio stations from coast-to-coast and around the world.
Professor Fletcher joined Olivet’s faculty in 2007. Throughout his career, he worked in various capacities including news, fundraising, announcing and management at commercial and non-commercial radio stations.
Professor Fletcher is survived by his wife, Camille (Smith) ’92; and their daughters, Caitlin, Camryn, Carly and Cara.
Visitation for Professor Fletcher will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Manteno Church of the Nazarene. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at College Church of the Nazarene on the campus of Olivet.
Audio archive from the funeral service available here.
Video archive from the funeral service available here.