James F. Fleshman Sr.
Mar 11, 1927 – Jun 17, 2016
James Franklin Fleshman Sr., 89, of Louisa, Virginia, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016. James was a member of Louisa Christian Church and served as a Board Trustee, past Board Chair, Sr. Elder, Sunday School Superintendent and was very involved with the youth programs. He was a World War II veteran and a member of VFW Post 8947. He also served on local boards such as The American Lung Association, The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society, The Lions Club, and was a very active volunteer for the Louisa Rescue Squad. After returning from the war, James became involved in a number of business ventures: family-owned sawmill, Louisa County Treasurer, Farm Bureau Insurance, General Manager of Fabloc and Lawda Industries, Stone and Webster Construction, and retired from Lane Construction.He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Virginia H. Fleshman; his parents, Lawrence F. and Nellie Fleshman; brothers L. F. Fleshman, Jr. and John H. Fleshman, Sr.; sister-in-law Georgianna Fleshman; and grandson, Geoffrey Fleshman. He is survived by a son, James F. Fleshman, Jr. (Diane) of Prince George County; a daughter, Patricia Burnette (Denny) of Louisa; brother, Harvey L. Fleshman of Louisa; sisters, Joy Luck (Ben) of Louisa, Lucie Snider (Jack) of Louisa; a sister-in-law Wynne Fleshman of Louisa;grandchildren, Sara Fuller, Alison Griffith, Tom Burnette and John Burnette; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 2016, at Louisa Christian Church officiated by The Rev. Dr. H. Denmark (Denny) Burnette. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to Louisa Christian Church Youth Fund, P. O. Box 1344, Louisa, VA 23093. A very special thanks to Brenda Jackson, Barbara Clark, Pati Carter, and Mary Anderson for their many years of love and dedication to our parents. We would also like to thank Rita Terrell and Carol Dassonlle for their help the past few months.
So sorry for your loss. James was a wonderful person and a key person in our church. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Janet and Charles.
I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed my time with him. I am glad he has found peace.
We express our sympathy to your family. We are sorry for your loss.
My deepest sympathy to Wynne and the Fleshman family.Please know each of you are in my thoughts and prayers.May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead.
I knew ye not, but your brother is my brother, and our sorrow is shared.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fleshman family. Please know we are also sending our love and support.
I am so sorry for your loss Patricia..My heart goes out to you. Words are very difficult at this time. Your father was a very special man…All it took was a smile from him and a nod and I knew exactly what he was saying. Such a southern gentleman.Love, prayers, and blessings to you.He will always be with you. Look to the heavens and he will be the brightest star.
Dear Pat and family,Richard and I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily. We are here for you if there is anything we can do for you. We send our love to you and Denny and your entire family.Kathie and Richard Joseph
James has had my greatest respect and friendship ever since I had the privilege of working with him during Vacation Bible School fifteen years ago. He danced and played with the children and had as much fun as they did. Patricia, he was an anchor and comfort to your mom during her illness. In his support of her, he prolonged normalcy and dignity. He was strong through his own illness and always had a smile and a handclasp for me. A fine Southern Gentleman is finally at peace and rest.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Find comfort in God and the precious memories you shared.
Pat, So sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you at this sad time. It is the precious memories that will see you through. May God forever keep you in his care. Fondly yours, Carolyn Q. McCray