Edward J. Fleming, 74, of Bellevue, passed awaysurrounded by his family on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in LeConte Medical Center, Sevierville, Tenn., while on vacation.
He was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Vickery, Ohio, to John and Mary (Swartz) Fleming. He was employed for 33 years with the Ohio Turnpike and helped out at Bellevue Ace Hardware. He was the former owner of Flemings Lawn Mower Service. He was a former auxiliary policeman for Bellevue and farmed with his father.
Ed was a member of Bellevue Alliance Church, Eagles Aerie 490, Bellevue Moose and VFW. He enjoyed camping, woodworking, fishing, playing cards and also his player piano. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, cooking turkeys on the 4th of July, and will be remembered for his well-known and unique laugh.
Ed is survived by his wife, Clara (Koch), of Bellevue, whom he married Nov. 7, 1959, in Lyme Church; son, Darin (Leslie) Fleming, of Bellevue; a daughter, Cheryl (Adam) Wynbissinger, of Bellevue; and grandchildren, Andrew (Allison), Luke (Farrah) and Caleb (Allie) Wynbissinger and Sid and Sammie Fleming; two sisters, Jane (Don) Jackson, of New London, and Barb (Don) Tusing, of Clyde; and his sister- in- law, Bertie Lou Fleming, of Vickery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Richard Fleming.
Friends will be received 3-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue. A funeral service, officiated by Dan Higgins, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Bellevue Alliance Church, 1001 Monroe St., Bellevue. Burial will follow at York Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Association of Northern Ohio, 2500 E. 22nd St, No. 102, Cleveland, OH 44115, or Bellevue Alliance Church.
Memories and condolences may be shared at foosfuneral.com.