Edward Max Fleming, a beloved husband, brother, and uncle, passed peacefully from this life in Stillwater, Oklahoma on June 25, 2021 after a short battle with cancer. A memorial service will be 4:00 p.m. at the Stillwater Moose Lodge on July 10, 2021. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.
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He was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania on May 5, 1947 to Arthur and Anne Fleming, but lived most of his life in Southern California. He moved to Oklahoma in 2000 after retiring from General Telephone/Verizon where he worked his entire life as a cable splicer/lineman. Ed was drafted into the US Army in 1966 where he was trained in communications, and spent a year fighting in Vietnam. He was very proud of his service to his country, and remained extremely patriotic for the rest of his life. He was a great supporter of the VFW and Wounded Warrior Project.
Ed was an avid sports fan who bled Dodger blue, and loved to tailgate at Rams games. He held season tickets for years. He excelled at playing fast-pitch softball for many years, and still found time to coach kid’s teams. He also had a great love for stock car racing, and attended races at many tracks across the country. His hobby of restoring old vehicles and building a race car gave him many years of pleasure after moving to Oklahoma. The happiest time of his life however, was when he married Lola in 1999. He loved her very deeply and always considered himself very lucky to have her by his side.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wonderful wife Lola, his sisters Anne and Patricia, his brother Glenn, and nieces Julie, Cindy, and Staci.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.