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Ray Henry Fleming, Jr.

June 30, 1939 ~ May 8, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old


Ray H Fleming, Jr. “Sonny,” age 83, of Wolcott passed away at home on May 8, 2023 with his family by his side. He was born on June 30, 1939 to the late Ray H Fleming, Sr. and Florence (Tuthill) Fleming.

Throughout the years, Ray drove school bus, worked for Bombardier, and owned his own carpentry business for 20 years. He also worked for the US government with the FHA program. Ray was a collector of old and unusual money. He enjoyed fishing, camping and dancing. He enjoyed all of these with his late wife Ruth. Ray was a charter member of the Wolcott Volunteer Fire Dept and retired with 23 years of service.

Ray was predeceased by his wife Ruth, brother Timothy Fleming, son Brent Harlow, sister Shirley Whittemore. Ray is survived by his children Lisa Shedd and husband Thad of Wolcott, Deborah Harlow of Texas, Bobbi Jane Manning and her husband Nathan of Arkansas and Raeleen Bedard and husband Robert of Swanton. He is also survived by his brother David Fleming and wife Mitzi of Morrisville, sister Betty Whitcavich of Hyde Park and sister Tami Furry of Hardwick. Ray had eight grandsons; Rusty (Rachael), Michael (Holly), Joshua (Patty), Christopher (Cassie), Adam, Garrett, Robert and Lucas. Ray also had nine great grandchildren; Wyatt, Eli, Tamyka, Logan, Julia, Sadie, Chloe, Nyna and Brayden. Ray is also survived by a special friend Amy Locke.  

A Memorial Service will be held at the Taylor Cemetery in Wolcott on Friday, May 19 at 2pm where Ray will be laid to rest beside his late wife. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow the interment at the Wolcott Fire Station.

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Memorial Service
May 19, 2023

2:00 PM
Gulf Road, Taylor Cemetery, VT

Celebration of Life
May 19, 2023

3:00 PM


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