Paul L. Fletcher, who retired in 1968 as a vice president of the Commercial Credit Corp., died Saturday of emphysema at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 89 and lived on Wine Spring Garth in Ruxton Ridge.
A memorial service for Mr. Fletcher was being held today at Towson United Methodist Church, Hampton Lane and Dulaney Valley Road.
He moved to the Baltimore area in 1964 to take the position with Commercial Credit.
The native of Lebanon, Ind., attended the University of Illinois.
In Towson, Mr. Fletcher had been president of the local chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons. In Lima, where he had headed an Elks Club and been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts as well as a member of the Lima Club and the Masons.
His first wife, the former Alice Leidner, to whom he was married 50 years, died in 1984.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mildred Schulz Beavin; three sons, Thomas Fletcher of Los Angeles, Jerry Fletcher of San Francisco and William Fletcher of Washington; and five grandchildren.