Ron G. Fleming

02/25/1944 –

 06/11/2021

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  • Memorial Service
Date: 06/16/2021
Time: 10:00 am
 – 11:00 am
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

Obituary

The family of Ronald Fleming will celebrate his life of 77 years at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He went home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 11, 2021. We invite you to view the live-streamed service here on this page, sign his virtual guestbook, and download his memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask that you consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.

Ronald Gene Fleming was born on February 25, 1944, in Long Beach, CA, the youngest of two sons to the late Virgil and Gwenell Fleming. A graduate of Snyder High School, Class of 1961, Ron attended Texas Tech University and graduated with his Bachelor of Business Studies in 1965. While a student at Texas Tech, Ron married Virginia Kay Jackson of Cleburne, Texas, on September 5, 1964. Ron served as a Certified Public Accountant in Lubbock for forty-three years, where his clients widely regarded him as a gracious ally and advocate. Ron’s business acumen led him to serve as an entrepreneur in multiple other businesses, and he relished the creativity that stemmed from launching a new business endeavor.

A devoted patriot, Ron was a lifelong member of the Republican Party, serving on the Texas State Republican Executive Committee and running as a candidate for the United States House of Representatives Nineteenth Congressional District in 1984. His love for his country and firm belief in the importance of individual liberties served as his lens on the world, and he was known for the unfaltering, eloquent, and kind manner in which he would share his beliefs. Ron loved history and books and was always interested in what others were reading, quick to pass along a book he had loved or start a spirited conversation with friends about an author or a new book he had discovered. As a member of Broadway Church of Christ for many years, as well as a member of Trinity Church in his retirement years, Ron lived out his commitment to look after the “least of these,” with a particular heart to champion education for underprivileged women in the third world. A lifelong tennis player, Ron cherished the camaraderie he held with his tennis friends, and few things could rival the fun he found in his weekly Saturday matches. Ron held all of his friendships dear and counted himself blessed to be surrounded by many different pockets of friends, many of whom he knew for decades. Over the course of his final months, his gratitude for this village of dear people reached new heights as devoted friends surrounded and supported him in the most valuable ways. In reflecting on a life well-lived, Ron wanted it known that he took no greater joy in nor held any love higher than that he had and will forever have for his family.

Ron is survived by his wife, Virginia Kay Jackson Fleming of Lubbock; his son, John Fleming, and his wife, Lisa, of Southlake; his son, Christopher Fleming, and his wife, Tracy Nelson-Fleming, of Seoul, South Korea; his daughter, Meghan Streit, and her husband, Gregory, of Charlottesville, VA; his grandchildren; Lauren Manley and her husband, Ryan; Zoe Fleming, Jordan Fleming, Peyton Fleming, Jackson Fleming, Molly Streit, and Dorothy Streit; his great-grandchildren, Andi Manley, Arlo Manley, Silas Manley, and Kallum Manley; his brother, Jerry Fleming, and his wife, Donna, of Keller; and a host of other loving family and friends.

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