John David Fleming
- July 2, 1944 - December 24, 2012
- Benton, Kentucky
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“John was a friend and mentor - he was solid union through and through. I will be keeping his family in my thoughts and prayers.
1 of 12 | Posted by: John Quinn - Avondale Estates, GA
I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
2 of 12 | Posted by: Gail Hatchett - Benton, KY
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time.
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jerry, Karen & Andy Gibson - KY
“Seems just yesterday we were 16....so vey sad
4 of 12 | Posted by: karleen Wink - evansville, IN
“I know your family will miss him so much but I also know you have so many great memories to fill your hearts. We will continue to pray for your...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Kevin and Samantha Mighell - KY
“To Betty and family,
Please know how saddened we were to learn of John's passing. I always enjoyed any opportunity I had to visit with him,...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Brian Roy - Benton, KY - Friend
“our deepest sympathy
7 of 12 | Posted by: karin and bill reynolds
“Unforgettable moment...John praying for Mary and me on the day we moved into the dorm. He knows now what those prayers really meant. Love you,...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kara - Mayfield, KY - Friend
“May John rest in peace and God bless his soul and family.
9 of 12 | Posted by: Local 3372 Lexington kentucky
“You all have my heartfelt sympathy. I will never forget Labor Day with John and family.
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jane Gaunt - Evansville, IN
“Praying for your precious mother and family. Much love from the Shewcraft's.
11 of 12 | Posted by: Terri Shewcraft - Marion, KY
“So sorry for your loss. John will be missed by so many, but what a wonderful Christmas he is having. Always loved hearing him tell unbelieveable...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jo Ann Foley - Symsonia, KY
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.The battle was lost but the war was won as John David Fleming, age 68, of Fairdealing, KY, took his last breath at 3:08 a.m. on December 24, 2012. He was surrounded by family and friends and his hope never waned as he battled the disease that took his life.
A celebration of John's life will begin from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Collier Funeral Home, and continues at the chapel with a service on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Brother Ricky Cunningham, pastor at the Hardin Baptist Church will be officiating.
John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Jayne (Nicholson) Fleming; daughters, Becky Johnson and husband Craig of Fairdealing, KY., Laurie Jayne Hilbrecht and husband Matt of Fairdealing, KY., and Mary Ellen Foley and husband Brian of Symsonia, KY; brother, Bill Hurley Fleming of Fairdealing, KY.; sister, Gloria Gene Sierra of Fairdealing, KY.; and grandchildren, Austin C. Johnson, Blake M. Johnson, Grant T. Johnson, Hailey L. Johnson, Sara N. Hilbrecht, M. David Hilbrech, John Phillip Foley and Thomas B. Foley.
He was preceded in death by his precious mother, Emma Frances Carpenter and by his father, Eugene Thomas Fleming, and brother Eugene Thomas Fleming Jr.
Mr. Fleming is a 30 year retiree of Bellsouth where he proudly served as President of Communications Workers of America, Local 3315 and owner of Flemco Electric. He was member of the Hardin Baptist Church in Hardin, KY.
The family asks that expressions of sympathy by made to the St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105