Joseph A. “Joe” Fleming
March 28, 1943 ‒ May 06, 2015
Joseph A. “Joe” Fleming, age 72, of Fredericktown, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, May 6, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Joe was born at home in Fargo, OH, on March 28, 1943, the son of the late George and Celia (Eller) Fleming. He graduated from Marengo High School in the Class of 1961.
On August 12, 1977, he married Ramona Kay Haskins in West Jefferson, OH. They lovingly shared the last 37 years together.
Joe enjoyed his job as an over the road truck driver for 46 years. Many times, he took his children and grandchildren along with him on a road trip. He retired from Putnam Transportation in 2012 after his health did not allow him to drive any longer.
For many years, Joe attended the Community Christian Fellowship in Gambier. He treasured going to church and always looked forward to the Men’s Prayer Breakfast held once a month.
Joe loved the outdoors, especially fishing and camping with his family. To him, there was nothing better than spending an evening sitting by the fire. He enjoyed watching Ohio State football and sipping on a Diet Mountain Dew. He was a bit of an ornery man and loved anything with a motor and/or wheels.
Joe will always be remembered as a hard working family man who loved the Lord.
Joe will be dearly missed by his wife, Ramona, of Fredericktown; four children: Ronald A. Fleming of Marion, Melissa Hume of Fredericktown, Joseph A. Fleming II of Redding, CA, Amanda (Raymond) Hubschman; eight grandchildren: Scott (Nikki) Hinkle, Andrew Hinkle, Jessica Fleming, Allison Cline, Joshua Cline, Alexander Muschott, Emme Cline, Sophia Hubschman; four great grandchildren; a sister, Ethel Marie Fleming of PA; and his Dachshund and dear friend, Scooby.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Hinkle; and a son-in-law, Bryon Cline.
Joe’s family will greet friends from 5 – 8 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2015, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services celebrating his life will be held there at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, with Pastor Claude Likins officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Joe’s name may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338, in honor of the loving care they provided to Joe and his family.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve the Fleming family, and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.