Harold Jackson “Jack” Fleming entered the presence of the Lord and reunited with his bride, Leta Lee Whisenhunt Fleming, on January 31, 2024. Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, February 10 at 2:00pm at Red Hill Cemetery under the direction of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Duane Falk officiating. The family will receive friends at the Red Hill Cemetery pavilion one hour before the services.
Jack was born on January 19, 1932 in Hugo, OK to Harold Elkins Fleming and Mildred Pauline Bramlett Fleming. He was the oldest of five children. He graduated from Paris High School and served in the Navy. He and Leta were married in July1953 and upon completion of his service in the Navy returned to the Paris area.
After his military service Jack worked for the Texas Highway Department and Uarco prior to beginning his career with Babcock and Wilcox, working there until retirement. He was active in the Masonic Lodge at Garretts Bluff and was one of the early members of the Powderly Volunteer Fire Department. He was active in church, most recently at Novice Baptist Church.
Jack loved the outdoors hunting, fishing, camping and spending time at his and Leta’s cabin in the hills of Oklahoma. He was also an avid gardener, each year planting and tending to a garden of an acre or more.
Preceding Jack in death were his parents, his wife Leta, his brother Wilton Fleming, his sister Minnie who passed away as an infant, and brother-in-law Ray Richardson. He is survived by his daughter Patty Fleming Jackson and husband Richard, his son Harold Duane Fleming, brother Milton Fleming and wife Karon, sister Mary Fleming Richardson, grandchildren Kyle Jackson and wife Tonya, Brandi Mitchell and husband Guy, Alicia Jackson Claypool and husband Justin, and Corey Fleming, and several great and great-great grandchildren.
The family would like to express our sincere appreciation toeach one of the staff of Platinum Healthcare and for his caregivers with Visiting Angels whose dedication, love and support helped us through the last months of his life. You are greatly appreciated and may God richly bless you.