Douglas Ray Fleming, age 77, of Moss Point passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the We Care Hospice facility in Moss Point, MS. He was born November 3, 1941 in Crandell, MS. Mr. Fleming attended elementary school in Crandell before moving to Meridian, MS, where he attended middle school. In 1957, he moved with his family to Pascagoula completing his Junior and Senior years. Doug graduated from Pascagoula High School and lettered in football, often reminiscing about his class of 1959.
After graduation, he joined the U S Marine Corps at the age of 17. He did his training at Parris Island in Beauford, South Carolina. He served 4 years in the Marines completing his duty at Camp Pendleton in California.
Upon completion of his service in the Marines, he returned to Pascagoula and went to work at International Paper Co. He worked in various departments, ending with being a safety coordinator. He worked 40 years before the closing of the mill. He was a member of The Quarter-Century Society, Inc. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, football, and metal detecting.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Lora Bell Fleming. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carlotta James Fleming; son, Eric Fleming and wife, Renee, of Chelsea, AL; brother, Fred H. Fleming, Virginia Beach, VA: sister, Willa Witchen and husband, Leo of Pascagoula; Mother-in-law, Lenora James of Moss Point; brother-in-law, Bruce James and wife, Barbie of Little Rock, AR; nephews, Brad, Blair, and Blake James of Little Rock, AR; nieces, Sarah Patrick of Helena; Wendy Witchen of Pascagoula and Wanda Turner of MO.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, 10:00-12:00 noon, at Dantzler Memorial First United Methodist Church in Moss Point. Funeral Service will begin at 12 noon with Rev. David Newton officiating. Graveside service will follow with military honors at Griffin Cemetery in Moss Point.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. FL. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 www.alz.org. Family would like to express their appreciation to Moss Point Fire Department for their dedication, support and above the call of duty that was given. You may send condolence to his family or share a memory at www.obryantokeefe.com