Harry 'Sam' Fleming - 11/1/2014
Harry John “Sam” Fleming, 71 of Centralia passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at his home. He was a lifetime member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Centralia, Centralia Masonic Lodge # 201, Scottish Rite, Ainad Shrine Temple and one of the original stock holders at Cernans Gun Shop in Walnut Hill. He was a Fire Fighter for many years for the Centralia Fire Department, where he later retired. Sam enjoyed fishing, being outdoors and he always would put out a helping hand for friends, neighbors and family. He most of all loved spending time with family, friends and his four legged companion, Charlie.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held November 1st, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Presbyterian Church in Centralia with Dr. Ed Evans officiating. Visitation will be held November 1st, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Relay for Life, Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, Special Olympics or to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com.
He is survived by a son, James “Jim” Fleming of Centralia; a daughter, Jana Weh and fiancé Tom Mackey of Trenton; four grandsons: Andrew Fleming and Brady Fleming of Dix and Dustin Weh and Dylan Weh of Trenton; a step-granddaughter, Vanessa Mulvaney of Dix; an uncle Bill Beeler of Butler; special friend, Andrea Prather.
He was born on July 29, 1943 in Litchfield, son of John William Fleming and Melba Eileen (Weerts) Fleming. He married Jacqueline “Jackie” Sue (Moore) Fleming on August 7, 1964 in Mt. Vernon and she preceded him in death on February 20, 2012.