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William R. Fleming
August 31, 1937 - May 28, 2021

William R. Fleming

William R. Fleming
Aug 31, 1937 - May 28, 2021

William R. Fleming

William "Bill" Fleming Sr., 83 died peacefully at his home in Grosse Pointe Woods on May 28, 2021.

Born August 31, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio to Raymond and Elizabeth Fleming. Bill attended Lakewood High School, Denison University, and Bexley Hall Divinity School. He was a skilled baseball player who was a four-year starter at Denison and played minor league baseball in the Cleveland Indians' organization.

Bill served in the United States Navy, where his baseball skills allowed him to spend more time on dry land than on board a naval vessel.

After leaving the Navy, Bill was employed in the Human Re- sources field by various companies, including Xerox Corporation and Budco. For over fifty years, Bill served God and his parish communities by ministering at various churches, including Christ Church-Detroit, Christ Church-Dearborn, Christ Church-Cranbrook and Mariners' Church, Detroit.

Bill is survived by his former spouse, Rosanna Fleming and their four children, Bill Fleming, Jr. (Laura Sanom), Greg Fleming, Dave Fleming (Kim), and Bryan Fleming. He was a proud grandfather to, Megan, Emily, Andrew, Lucas, Zach, Ally, Kate, and Noah. Bill is also survived by his brother, James "Jimmy" Fleming (Karen).

A funeral service for Bill will take place on June 3, 2021, 10am at Christ Church-Detroit, 960 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, 48207 preceded by a visitation beginning at 9am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Christ Church Detroit would be appreciated.


Elaine Brown on Jun 3, 2021

I was so glad to spend some time with Reverend Fleming when a group from Christ Church Cranbrook drove to Cullman, AL after a brutal tornado had swept through the state in 2011. We took supplies and worked on projects in the area. Thanks to Peggy Dahlberg organizing. this trip, we got to know Bill better as we were welcomed by area parishioners. With sympathy to Bill''s family. Elaine Brown



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Detroit, MI 48207
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