Oliver Glenn Fleming

January 2, 1927 - June 24, 2021

01/02/1927 - 06/24/2021

AHOSKIE- Oliver Glenn Fleming, age 94, of Lake View Drive, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Fleming was born on January 2, 1927 to Rinaldo Fleming and Ellena Smith Fleming in Smithfield, NC. Oliver worked as a pharmacist for Boone-Taylor Pharmacy and later at Mizelle’s Discount Drugs, until his retirement. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening and socializing with friends.  Mr. Oliver was a devoted member of The First Baptist Church of Ahoskie and cherished his church family. He liked to spend time in the community and was a member of the Rotary. As much as Oliver enjoyed his church family and community, his most precious times were spent with his family. He was loved and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Other than his parents, Mr. Oliver was preceded in death by his wife Mary, his son Mike and a brother Thomas Fleming.

Oliver is survived by his two sons, Steve Fleming and wife Laurie of Boone, NC, as well as Jeff Fleming and wife Carrie of Des Moines, IA; Grandson, Tyler Fleming and wife Amber of Winston Salem, NC; Four Granddaughters, Brianna Fleming Meier and husband Nathan of Winston Salem, NC, Ellena Brooks and husband Matt of Kansas City, Elijah Fleming and husband Nick Hallman of Duluth, MI, Wren Fleming of Des Moines, IA; Two Great-granddaughters, Aleera Brooks and Evelyn Fleming; Two Great-grandsons, Oliver Fleming and Henry Meier; Special Friend, Betty Duke of Ahoskie, NC.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date at the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie with Rev. Dr. Paul R. Gilliam III officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, PO Box 649, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Fleming family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Tonya & Tim Antoine
1 year ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fleming family.

Bob Chamlee
1 year ago

I was blessed to call him Uncle Oliver. He is a truly wonderful man. I’m every way. Lots of good memories. Nancy and I are so sorry.

Georgia Askew Perry
1 year ago

So sorry for the loss of such a great man but we all know he is present with the Lord. Mr. Fleming was such a positive man and a good friend to the Askew family. I pray for comfort for the family.

Shirley Smith
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of Mr. Fleming’s passing. He was a true Southern gentleman & was so kind. He always looked after our office staff when it was time for the Pancake Event. He will surely be missed. Sincere condolences to his family. RIP my friend! God gained a special angel!

Patricia Newsome Horne
1 year ago

Mr. Fleming was an extremely kind gentleman. Ahoskie and especially the First Baptist Church have lost one of a kind. My condolences to his family and Betty Duke.

David Harrell
1 year ago

It was always pleasant to work with Mr Fleming…a great role model. I consider him a great friend and coworker. My condolences to his family. The best of pharmacists

Frank ad Sylvia Britt
1 year ago

What a great Christian man, he will be sorely missed

Frank ad Sylvia Britt
1 year ago

What a great Christian man,and a wonderful Sunday School teacher, he will be sorely missed

Louis Mizelle
1 year ago

No one had any greater impact on my life. Role model, Mentor, Coworker, Sunday School Teacher, Friend. Condolences to Jeff, Steve, Betty, and family.

Bobbie White
1 year ago

I am so fortunate that Oliver was part of my family for many years. It would be hard to find a kinder or more dignified man. Steve, Jeff, Ellena – you and your families are in my prayers.