William Holt Fleming, of Lawrenceville, GA, went to glory March 6, 2014. He was born December 17, 1927 in Drewry, NC. He is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Lottie Fleming, and his sister Lois Price. A veteran of the US Navy, he is survived by his wife of 63 years Ann (Newman) Fleming, two daughters Betty Moon (Bob) and Faye Henning (Jimmy), three grandchildren, one great grandchild and a brother, Alvis P. Fleming (Mac).

 

Known as Holt to his many friends and Pop to his grandchildren, he was a faithful member of the Joy Class of the Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church. He volunteered in numerous committees and roles at First United Methodist Church, including 15 years as the Assistant Treasurer and usher coordinator for the Joy Class.

 

Stationed in Japan following WWII, he came back to North Carolina to marry Ann Newman. Holt had a career in the farm machinery industry, beginning with Minneapolis-Moline and ending as the Southeast Region Service Manager for Kubota Tractor Corporation. His scrupulous honesty and habit of complete follow through made him a valued employee, even being called a ‘legend’ years after leaving one firm.

 

He became a very adept woodworker in retirement, constructing meticulously crafted furniture pieces prized by his family. A skilled and patient craftsman, his family’s solution to most problems was ‘1-800-Call Holt.’

 

Holt was extremely proud of his grandchildren and great grandchild and was looking forward to the birth of his second great grandchild. Holt lived a selfless life, serving others gladly. He was always grateful, telling his caregivers, “You don’t know how much I appreciate this.”

 

He was a special man, husband, father, grand- and great-grandfather. A part of the Greatest Generation, he embodied the positive attributes associated with those who lived through the Great Depression and served in the Armed Services during WWII.

 

His friendly, gracious, joyful spirit drew people to him. His faith in Christ was the foundation on which his life was built. His love was evident to all. He lived out his faith with integrity. His contagious laughter infected everyone with delight.

 

Services will be Monday, March 10 at the First United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville with visitation at 10 AM followed by funeral services at 11, Dr. Bill Burch officiating. Services will also be held in Norlina, NC, on Wednesday, March 12 with burial to follow.

 

Arrangements by Wages and Sons, 1031 Lawrenceville HWY, Lawrenceville Ga 30046. (770) 277-4550.

 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First United Methodist Church c/o Gibson Wing, P.O. Box 2127, Lawrenceville 30046. (770) 963-0386.

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  1. Ann, Our love and prayers are with you and the family at this time. May God bless you and keep you in his loving care,

  2. You and your family have my deepest sympathy for your loss. The Bible promises the resurrection hope for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. (John 5:28, 29)

  3. We saw each other only at Paschall/Fleming family reunions, but we all enjoyed Holt. His passing leaves us sad for missing him, but he is with our Savior Jesus Christ, serving Him in all His glory. Farewell, dear Holt, your family misses you terribly but we are so grateful for the time with you on earth.

  4. Faye and family- you all are in my thoughts and prayers. During these “celebrations” of your Dad, I know the memories shared of this very kind and generous man will be of comfort to you. Please be safe in your travels-see you when you return to Lexington.
    As always, Cyndee

  5. Ann, Faye and Betty,
    I was so sorry to hear about Holt today. I always considered your family an extension to mine growing up with my very best friend Faye and being either at my house or yours. My prayers are with all of you as you go through these next few days and weeks. Sending my love, Connie

  6. Thinking of you all very much now, Faye, Jimmy, and Anna, and your mother. Remembering your sweet father.

  7. We were so saddened to learn of Holt’s death. Holt and Ann were Linda and my best friends while growing up and even though we drifted apart geographly as our jobs moved us in different directions, we never drifted apart in our love for each other. As teen agers in the dating mode, we shared many double dates and lots of fun times together. Of course, we were in each other’s weddings and stayed in touch as our families grew with offspring.
    Ann, we have so many positive things to remember about Holt, And though we will always miss him physically, he will forever be with us in our thoughts.

  8. My thoughts are with you during this time. Holt was one of the ones that remained so vivid in my memory when he would come to Warren County. His faithfullness to his family and deep devotion to his faith and even his home church at Warren Plains United Methodist will always be remembered. We lost a friend and heaven gained a faithful servant. Blessings to each you.
    (Hugh Holt Stegall’s oldest-Debbie)

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Fleming is lovingly remembered by the people of Warren Plains UMC. May God hold you through this season. Blessings.

  10. I just wanted to express my condolences on the loss of such a great man. When my dad (Kenny) told me about the passing of Mr. Holt I had many memories from growing up living up the street from him. He was always such a kind and caring man and always had an amazing green lawn and beautiful flowers in his yard. He will be missed by many.

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