John L. Fleming, 61, a longtime resident of Mendeville, La., and Baton Rouge, La., passed on Mon., Aug. 31, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospice Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, La. True to his character, John fought hard in his battle against cancer.
He is survived by his beautiful daughters, Cady Jenness Fleming and Michelle Irby Fleming; his mother, Opal Fleming; and siblings, Phil and Kay Fleming, Pat Watson, and Paul and Marion Fleming. He took great joy and pleasure in his four nieces, three nephews, and 18 great-nieces and great-nephews. John’s family would like to express their appreciation and love to Gwen Viccellio for her care and support through his journey.
John was of the Baptist faith and accepted Jesus Christ as his savior at the age of 11.
John was a graduate of Andalusia High School and Auburn University, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was retired from Chesterton after 27 years and was currently the marketing executive for Peace Foundry, Inc., in Baton Rouge.
John was preceded in death by his father, Cecil B. Fleming; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Bessie Fleming; and his maternal grandparents, James T. and Bama Bulger Raley.
The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of your choice or to the Boy Scouts of America.
John’s life will be celebrated at a family memorial gathering in his hometown of Andalusia.