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.