Richard A. Fleming Jr.

Born on 06/30/1925

Departed on 02/22/2013

Resided in Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Richard A. Fleming Jr., 87, of Spotsylvania County died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at home.

Mr. Fleming was a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran and later served in the Air Force Reserves. He was a graduate of Fordham University.

Mr. Fleming retired as a furniture manufacturing sales representative. After retiring he worked several years for the National Park Service book stores in Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg. He served on the Spotsylvania County School Board for 13 years and was a former President of the Waverly Village Civic Association. He was also the past Commander of Spotsylvania VFW Post#10546. Mr. Fleming served as a lector at St. Mary Catholic Church for over 25 years.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Edith O. Fleming; eight children, Richard A. Fleming III and wife Kathy of Colorado Springs. CO, John B. Fleming and wife Lori of Tucson, AZ, Christopher G. Fleming and wife Gale of Spotsylvania, Michael T. Fleming and wife Julie of Ft. Collins, CO, Mary Beth Ulrich and husband Bobby of Spotsylvania, Paul J. Fleming and wife Annette of Australia, Steve F. Fleming and wife Virginia of Spotsylvania, and Paul J. Fleming Jr. of Spotsylvania; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Sister Anne Fleming, RSM of Dallas, PA.

A Rosary service will be held at 6pm Sunday, Feb. 24 with visitation to follow until 8 pm at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A Mass of Christian celebration will be held at Noon Monday, Feb. 25 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at 9 am Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Quantico National Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to National Right to Life, Attn: Development, 512 10th St., NW, Washington, DC 20004.

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18 thoughts on Richard A. Fleming Jr.

  1. Chester Mummau on said:

    My condolences to the entire Fleming family! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.

  2. Jeffrey Gossman on said:

    Chris, So sad to hear of your fathers passing. I did not know him, but if was like you, he was GREAT father and husband. My prayers for him, you and your family.

  3. Jim and Edie Brown on said:

    Dear Fleming family,
    So sorry to read the news of passing of Mr. Fleming….he was a great former neighbor and was a character…he always had a joke to tell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Lee Broughton on said:

    Rest in Peace Dick. Rest in Peace.

  5. Jim Kendall on said:

    To John, Chris, and the rest of your family: I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. It’s been years since I have been to your home in Spotsylvania but I have pleasant memories of your father. He was always so nice to me and treated me with respect.

  6. Benjamin T. Pitts on said:

    Mr. Fleming you are at rest for a job well done. You have made your country and your county a better place because of your dedication and work on behalf of others. As a member of the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors it was an honor to have known you and to have worked with you.

  7. Tammy Hall Lawhorn on said:

    To the whole Fleming family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Fleming. He was indeed a good man. I know he will be greatly missed by all of you. I also remember years ago that he always had a joke to tell and he always made me laugh. Patsy sends her condolences also and is sorry for your loss. Paul Jr,. know that she wishes she could be there for you. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Ronald Fiske on said:

    Along with Lee Broughton and John Garnett, Richard Fleming was a stalwart member of the Spotsylvania County School Board “Trio of Excellence” in the late 1990s at a time when adult leadership was sorely needed. Not only was he a selfless public servant genuinely concerned with educating the next generation, he served our nation bravely and honorably in its darkest hours of World War II. It’s difficult to imagine a finer mix of humility, dedication, selflessness and concern for our children embedded in a single man. Well done. Fair winds and following seas during your eternal journey.

  9. Susan Griffiths Holt on said:

    Dear Fleming Family,
    I am so sorry to learn of Uncle Dick’s passing. We are holding you all in the light and hoping that your many memories bring you peace. Love, Susan

  10. Sean Harris on said:

    My condolences and all my sympathy at this time of loss.

  11. Michele Schiesser on said:

    To Edith and the Fleming family,

    Dick’s gifts were many and he was generous with them. We in the community were beneficiaries of his willingness to share them. May God bless you all in this sad time.

  12. Bernardine Goode Miles on said:

    My deepest condolences to the Fleming Family. Mr. Fleming was a good man, with a heart of gold for children. God Bless all of you.

  13. Mary Jane Bohlen on said:

    Dear Edith, I was sorry to read that Richard had passed on. You and your family are in my prayers. Mary Jane Bohlen, Art Teacher at Montfort Academy.

  14. Tom Breen on said:

    “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Dick was a man of humor, love and compassion, but also a man of very strong faith. He was a joy to be around and will be greatly missed. Everything that lives must die, but while I mourn for my loss down here on earth. I rejoice that Dick has gone on to be with the Lord. Dick, keep a place and a joke ready for the rest of us. We will be with you sooner than we think! Miss you until then!

  15. Ellen Sears on said:

    I’m so sorry, my condolences to the entire family.

  16. Charlene Caple on said:

    Mary Beth and family,
    I am so sorry to hear you lost your father. My love and prayers are with you.

  17. John and Nancy Parke on said:

    We were so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing, There are people who come into your lives who leave a lasting impression and Dick and Edith were exactly that.Dick gave life its just rewards, I’m sure right to the end. A proud veteran and American, he was an honest man in sales and one who always had a joke to brighten your day. Our lives got away from us and we didn’t keep contact like we should and that is our loss. I just hope that we are lucky enough to be received in heaven so we can once again sit around with Dick and listen to his jokes and stories. God bless you, Dick Fleming! You will be sorely missed.

  18. Janis Perron Hanwell on said:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the happy memories and great times surround your Mom and all of you during this difficult time. With Love, Janis

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