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Date published: 2/23/2013

Richard A. Fleming Jr.

Richard A. Fleming Jr., 87, of Spotsylvania County died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at home.

Mr. Fleming was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and later served in the Air Force Reserves. He was a graduate of Fordham University.

Mr. Fleming retired as a furniture manufacturing sales representative. After retiring, he worked several years for the National Park Service book stores in Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg. He served on the Spotsylvania County School Board for 13 years and was a former president of the Waverly Village Civic Association. He was also the past commander of Spotsylvania VFW Post 10546. Mr. Fleming served as a lector at St. Mary Catholic Church for more than 25 years.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Edith O. Fleming; eight children, Richard A. Fleming III and wife Kathy of Colorado Springs, Colo., John B. Fleming and wife Lori of Tucson, Ariz., Christopher G. Fleming and wife Gale of Spotsylvania, Michael T. Fleming and wife Julie of Fort Collins, Colo., Mary Beth Ulrich and husband Bobby of Spotsylvania, Paul J. Fleming and wife Annette of Australia, Steve F. Fleming and wife Virginia of Spotsylvania and Paul J. Fleming Jr. of Spotsylvania; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sister Anne Fleming RSM of Dallas, Pa.

A rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with visitation to follow until 8 p.m. at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A Mass of Christian celebration will be held at noon Monday, Feb. 25, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Quantico National Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Right to Life, Attn: Development, 512 10th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.