Earl Thomas Fleming, Jr. was born March 2, 1932, in Columbus, a son of the late Earl and Freida Fleming Sr.
Mr. Fleming, 81, of Newark, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Chestnut House in Newark, Ohio.
A graduate of Columbus Central High School where he played football, Mr. Fleming enlisted in the US Marine Corps and had served as a recruiter during the Korean Conflict
He had been a bat boy for the old Columbus Red Birds baseball team.
On September 1, 2008, he was honored by throwing out the first pitch in the last game played at Cooper Stadium.
For many years Mr. Fleming was an owner and agent at the Emde-Fleming & Miller Insurance Agency.
He was a member of St. Edward The Confessor Catholic Church and a past member of the Moundbuilders Country Club.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Peggy (Kanode) Fleming, his best friend and the love of his life, whom he married April 6, 1950; two daughters, Jill (Tom) Sturtz of Heath, Ohio, Julie (Dan) Bush of Newark, OH; six grandchildren, Megan Dye, Courtney Dye, Brooke Watts, Brett Watts, Jamie Sturtz, Hailey Bush; three great-grandchildren, Carson Watts, Colton Watts and Kynlee Redman.
NEWARK: A funeral mass for Earl Thomas Fleming, Jr. will be celebrated on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 10AM, at St. Edward The Confessor Catholic Church, 785 Newark-Granville Road, Granville, Ohio.
Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Licking County Veterans Alliance providing military funeral honors.
Friends and family may call from 2-4 & 6-8PM, Wednesday, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street in Newark, OH.
The family requests that all guestbook condolences be signed at www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com
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