John W. “Jack” Fleming, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for 38 years, transitioned from this life into eternity on February 5, 2020 at the age of 104. He was born, February 12, 1915 to Ernestine and John Godfrey Fleming, in Roselle Park, NJ. He spent his early years in Miami, FL where he received his formal education. He met and married Bettye Stallings and was a devoted husband until she passed in 1977. He served in the Army Air Corps as Ammunitions Specialist and attained the rank of Sergeant. He was proud to have been selected for an Honor Flight and attended all of the festivities honoring veterans, in Washington, DC.
An entrepreneur until his retirement, he owned an automotive paint store, servicing high end autos and yachts. He later married Chloe and in 1981 he and Chloe relocated to Cape Coral and decided to make Gulf Coast Village their home. Jack was very active in the community and in addition to being an Elder of Faith Presbyterian Church, he was also a 33rd degree Mason and Past District Grand Master. He was known for his quick wit, independent lifestyle and love of the game of Poker which he played up until he was recently hospitalized.
He is survived by his daughter, Jackie Johnson (Marcus); step-daughter, Anne May (Frank); six grandchildren, eleven great grand-children and three great-great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his son John and step-son Jim Richardson. He will also be missed by his Masonic brothers, church members and friends of Gulf Coast Village.
A Service of Triumph will be held on Saturday February 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gulf Coast Village Retirement Community, main auditorium. 1333 Santa Barbara, Blvd. Cape Coral, FL 33991. Interment, Miami, FL.