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Gary Dennis Fleming, 73, of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday (May 10, 2016) at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg.
He was born in Monongah, on Nov. 27, 1942, a son of the late Earl Darius Fleming and Carol Morris Fleming.
Gary retired from the Times West Virginian newspaper after 40 years of service in the printing department. Gary was a graduate of Monongah High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines Corps during the Vietnam War.
He enjoyed working in his garden and was a true animal lover, especially his dog Maggie. Most important to him was spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Gary was a Methodist by faith.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Roberta Bartholow Fleming; two daughters, Jennifer Grubb and her husband Robert of Monongah and Rebecca McGinnis and her fiancé Eric Everhart of Fairmont; and four very special grandchildren, Tori B. Grubb, Lily C. Grubb, Dylan McGinnis and Aubriana L. Everhart.
He is also survived by his brother, Richard Bradley Fleming of Fairmont; two sisters-in-law, Kathy A. McClure of Charleston and Susan Gaus and her husband Ronald of Fairmont; two brothers-in-law, David Bartholow of Monongah and Roger Bartholow and his wife Netty of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Kenneth Nicholson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Diane Tobin and her husband Mel; a brother, Donald Earl Fleming; two brothers-in-law, Kenneth Nicholson and James R. Bartholow; a sister-in-law, Susie Stevens Fleming; and his mother-in-law, Thelma Matthews Bartholow.
In keeping with the wishes to the deceased, his body will be cremated. Interment will take place at the West Virginia National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date.
Online condolences: www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on May 11, 2016
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