L J Fleming, 83, of Brownwood, passed away Feb. 25, 2008. Funeral Services, under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home, will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in the Davis-Morris Chapel with Rev. Billy Slaymaker officiating. Interment will follow at the Cross Plains Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Davis-Morris from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Fleming was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Cisco, Texas, to Johnnie Willie and Francis Alabama (Morgan) Fleming. He attended school in Scranton and graduated high school there. In 1948, he married Faye Dillard at Pioneer Texas. He served in the United States Army as a medic receiving the Bronze Star. His work in life was as an automotive mechanic for Weatherby Ford in Brownwood but also enjoyed farming. His hobby was wood working making cabinets and cases, some of which were used for his World War II medals. Mr. Fleming was a quiet man, never being angry or talking about others, and was very gentle. He truly reflected high Christian ethics.
L J Fleming is survived by his wife Faye Fleming; son, Charles Fleming and wife Regina of Abilene; sister, Patty Gean Killough of Waco; brother, Alton Fleming and wife Joyce of Clyde; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents Johnnie and Francis Fleming, two brothers and two sisters.