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Robert Fleming


Robert Fleming

Date of Service: Monday, December 9, 2019

Time of Service: 2:00 PM

HENDERSON-Robert Edward "Bobby" Fleming, 89, a resident of Vicksboro Road, died Friday, December 6, 2019, at Maria Parham Health. Born on February 7, 1930 in Warren County, he was the son of the late Charles Joseph Fleming, Sr. and Lalla White Fleming. After graduating from John Graham High School in 1947 Bobby attended Duke University. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. In March of 1953 he married Rosa Elizabeth Bugg. For the next 40 years he was a tobacco farmer and warehouseman. As an active lifetime member of Shocco United Methodist Church he taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and held many church offices including Chairman of the Board. He will always be remembered for his love of basketball which he shared with the community. His Sunday afternoons were always spent playing basketball either on an asphalt court across the road from his home or one in the warehouse. For over 15 years he coached the Warren Academy JV girls basketball team and girls softball team. He was a charter member of the Iron Dukes and a passionate Blue Devils fan rarely missing a home basketball game or ACC championship. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 9, 2019, at 2 pm at Shocco United Methodist Church by the Rev. Margaret Sanford and the Rev. Amanda Dixson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rosa Bugg Fleming of the home; two daughters, Kay F. Thompson (Ricky) of Tarboro and Justyn F. Phelps (Andy) of Henderson; seven grandchildren, Major Fleming Thompson (Brooke), Alison T. Blodgett (Matthew), Elizabeth Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Rachel Sparks (Chris), Carly Phelps, and Noah Phelps; and three great grandchildren, Haylee Sparks, Zane Sparks, and Luke Thompson. The family will receive friends Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 3 until 5 pm at J. M. White Funeral home. At other times they will be at the home. Serving as active pall bearers will be Major Fleming Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Matthew Blodgett, Noah Phelps, Christopher Sparks, Sidney Fleming, Jr., Phillip Fleming, and Charles Ayscue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shocco United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Sid Fleming, Jr., 200 Annie Lee Road, Henderson, NC 27537.

Date of Death: Friday, December 6, 2019

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