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FORT WORTH -- Donald R. Fleming, 85, a retired engineer with Lockheed, died Monday, July 21, 2014, in Fort Worth.
Funeral: Following a private family interment, a memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, with the Rev. Mary Spradlin and the Rev. Grant Palma officiating. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood.
Memorials: May be made to Arlington Heights United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.
Donald Ray Fleming, the son of Hyriam and Dollie Fleming, was born March 23, 1929, in Roby. Don attended Las Cruces Union High School, graduating in 1947. He was drafted into the Army in November 1950. Following his discharge from military service, he entered New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., and received his BS degree in electrical engineering in 1957. Following college, he moved to Fort Worth, where he began his career with Convair, which later became General Dynamics and then Lockheed.
On June 21, 1958, Don and Martha Jean Keller were married at Arlington Heights Methodist Church. To this union were born a daughter, Sally, and a son, Steven. Don joined Arlington Heights Methodist Church in 1965. During his career at Lockheed, Don was involved with several departments including systems integration and he retired in 1993. His hobbies throughout his life included woodworking, photography, coin collecting and genealogy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Jimmie and Hyriam Jr.; and a sister, Bonnie.
Survivors: Wife, Martha Fleming; daughter, Sally of Fort Worth; son, Steve and wife, Laura, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Derek and Delaney Fleming; sisters, Bobbie Waters and husband, John, of El Paso and Kathy Fleming of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.