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James “Jim” George Fleshman




James “Jim” George Fleshman, 82, of Alderson waited six weeks to join his wife of 63 years, Joan H. Fleshman, in heaven on October 19, 2020 at the Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg.

Born March 27, 1938, in Blue Sulphur Springs, WV, he was a son of the late Lewis A. and Garnett Cook Fleshman. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Otho, Lee, and Lewis Fleshman and three sisters, Virginia Diehl, Roberta McClung, and Rebecca Linberry.

Jim was well known for his nicknames for everyone. Please remember yours and smile. He was also known to spin a tall tale or two. He played music with several different bands for years. He played for several years with the Tri County Cutups at the Alderson 4th of July square dance. He enjoyed leading the 4th of July Alderson parade with the American flag.

Jim worked for the WV Department of Agriculture for 25 years prior to retiring. He then started his own fencing company, Double J Fence Company, which continued for over 20 years.

Jim loved farming, hunting, fishing, horses, blue jeans and boots, and old county music.

Survivors include his sons, John (Lum) W. Fleshman and wife Vickie (Lavern), and James (Simp) L. “Toby” Fleshman, both of Alderson; two grandchildren, Natasha (Stringbean) Ericson of Jacksonville, NC, and James Matthew (Rukmer) Fleshman of Alderson; four great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Bob (The Banker) Holliday; sister-n-law, Betty (Pedro) Holliday, and Jewell Fleshman, all of Alderson; and several special nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Chapel Cemetery with Pastors Sam Groves and James Combs officiating. Burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Peyton Hospice House 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

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Lantz Funeral Home in Alderson is in charge of arrangements.

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