Jack H. Fleming, 83

Jack H. Fleming, 83, of rural Wabash, died at 11:59 pm, Monday Jan. 16, 2017, at his home. 

He was born in the back bedroom of the Fleming home on State Road 13, in Wabash County on July 12, 1933 to Theodore "Hugh" and Kathryn (Myers) Fleming.

Jack was a 1951 graduate of Somerset High School.  He served in the National Guard until 1959.  He married Bonnie J. Leonhard at the Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Somerset on Oct. 12, 1968.  Jack managed the Gamble Store in Wabash many years.  He had been the executive director of the Wabash Chamber of Commerce, and believed that Wabash was the best place to live and raise a family.  He also managed the Farm Bureau lumber yard before purchasing his business from Duane Kelly. 

He owned and operated Fleming's New and Used Furniture and Appliance Store for 29 years.  Jack was a member of the Wabash Friends Church where he taught Sunday School for 15 years.  He also had a men’s street ministry out of his store.  Jack had a weekly Bible study at Millers Merry Manor for 40 years, led a Boy Scout troop, and was involved with both the Salvation Army and F.I.S.H.  He enjoyed spending time in his garden and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie J. Fleming; two daughters, Mary Ellen (Jeremy) Dye and Aine Marie (Jerry) Willis; and five grandchildren, Donovan Clay (Ashlei) Willis, Nikole Alexandra Dye, Austin James Madison Willis, BryAnna Hope Dye, and Braxton Kregg Willis, all of Wabash; two brothers, Lawrence (Hope) Fleming of Hartford City, and Vern Fleming of California; and his sister, Mary Cullum of Kansas City, Kansas. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. State Road 13, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset. 

Friends may call 3-7 pm Friday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Friends Church Mission Fund.

The memorial guest book for Jack may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Jan 18