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Robert H. "Bob" Fleming

January 3, 1942 ~ November 15, 2020 (age 78)

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Robert H. Fleming, age 78 of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at The Laurels of Defiance.   
He was born on January 3, 1942 to the late Tolby and Clara (Short) Fleming in Grundy, Virginia. He was a 1960 graduate of Grundy High School. Bob proudly served our country in the U.S. Marines from 1960 to 1964. On August 17, 2017 he remarried Julie (Garcia) Fleming, who resides in Defiance. Bob worked for over 42 years in the Maintenance Department, and was a Committeeman for several years at General Motors until his retirement in 2009. He loved talking to people, he never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone. He loved God and reading his Bible. Bob will be sadly missed by his family and many good friends.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Julie Fleming of Defiance, and his children; Greg (Laura) Fleming of West Unity, OH, Lisa (Allan) Vardeman of Dayton, OH,  Joseph (Rachel) Fleming of Defiance and his step-sons, Antonio (Ania) Ybarra, Fransisco (Trina) Ybarra of West Unity, OH, and David Ybarra of Defiance. He also leaves behind his grandsons, Kyle and Logan Fleming, and Liam Fleming, his brothers, Teddy (Sherry) Fleming of Bryan, Gary (Katie) Fleming of Richland, VA, and his sisters, Jean (Charlie) Daniels of Continental, and Rhonda (James) Stacy of Abingdon, VA. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul, Bill, Doug, and Larry Fleming, his sister, Barbara Swiney and infant granddaughter, Katie Fleiming.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Defiance.
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