September 15, 1940 — March 30, 2024

Fort Worth

Michael Oliver “Mike” Fleming, of Fort Worth, Texas, sadly passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024 after a battle with heart issues. Mike was born in Kilgore, Texas on September 15, 1940 to Mildred Watson and Marion Odell Parrish. After graduating from Stephenville High School he went on to study business at Texas Christian University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and ROTC.  

Mike met and fell in love with Nancy Lynn Jones. They were married in 1963 and were each other’s best friend for 61 years. After graduation from TCU, Mike was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. After four years of active duty, serving from the Northeastern United States to Southeast Asia, he resigned his commission and returned to civilian life. Mike and Nancy moved to Dallas, where he was employed by Mobile Oil Corporation. In 1971, they relocated to Tyler, Texas. Mike’s business ventures included auditing, accounting and investments with additional licenses and practice in appraising, insurance and real estate.  After retiring and raising their children, they relocated to Fort Worth in 2009, where they were members of Christ Chapel Bible Church.

Mike and Nancy have 2 children. Kimberly Fleming Kirk and Michael Brian Fleming. Mike was a wonderful husband, father, caregiver, friend, and teacher. Mike accepted Jesus as a child and lived a life of faith knowing Jesus was his personal Savior. He taught us to love others first and take care of the underdog.  Mike was very supportive of his children through their accomplishments and difficulties. Mike was an avid sports fan especially for his Alma Mater TCU, closely following and rooting on the Horned Frogs.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Fleming and her husband, James Fleming, who adopted Mike at the age of 5 after the death of Mike’s father, Marion Parish.  

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Jones Fleming; his daughter Kim Fleming Kirk and her husband, Scott Kirk; son, Brian Fleming and his partner, Liana Kucera; grandchildren, Meredith Kirk Mercer and her husband, Jacob, Mallory Kirk, Joe Fleming and Bailey Fleming; great-grandson, James Michael Mercer; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of His Life will be held at 3 pm Friday, April 5, in the Oak Room at Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3701 Birchman Avenue. Following Military Honors, he will be in laid to rest in the Mausoleum at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to the Texas Christian University chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes or to a favorite charity, in his memory, is suggested.
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