Joseph A. “Joe” Fleming

March 28, 1943 ‒ May 06, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

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.

  • Dear Ramona and family,
    Words are not adequate to express my sorrow for you at your time of grief. I am praying that God will be your strength and comfort in the days to come….I know He will. May God bless each of you,
    Gigi Williams
    Elkton, MD

  • Dear Ramona,

    Steve & I are so sorry for your loss, and we are praying for you and your family. May your sweet memories outweigh your sorrow, and your hope sustain you until you meet again. Our hearts go out to you and yours.

    Steve & Cheryl
    Grove City, OH

  • Thoughts and prayers dear family. Thank you for allowing me to share with you these last weeks.
    Robyn

  • Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ron, and your entire family during this very difficult time of loss and grief.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Joe will truly be missed by those who knew and loved him. What a beautiful remembrance video of him and his family. Know that you are in our hearts and in our prayers as these next days, weeks and months will be difficult to get through. We are here for you.

  • Ramona
    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you prayer. Love and hugs. Shelly

  • Dear Family,
    Just learned of Joe’s passing. We are very sad to hear that the Lord took him too soon. He was a wonderful man and we loved his visits and missed him when we moved to Tennessee. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers go to all of you.
    Bless you,
    Bill and Sandy