Ernest Leroy "Buck" Fleenor


Mr. Ernest Leroy “Buck” Fleenor, age 86, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, September 5, 2016 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
Mr. Fleenor was born in Jonesborough and son of the late Ernest P. & Mabel G. Gresham Fleenor. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ermine Farthing Fleenor, and four siblings, Joe, Jimmy, Sarah and Elizabeth.
He was of the Presbyterian faith.
Mr. Fleenor graduated from ETSU and was a United States Navy Veteran. He was renown gun and furniture maker, hunting enthusiast and a storyteller.
He retired from the Johnson City Power Board after 40 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Judith Fleenor, Jonesborough; daughters, Debra Lewis (Terry), Beth Bays (Coy), and Elecia Lonon (Scott); son, Bill Hodge (Karen); granddaughters, Megan Clark (Nate), Chelsea Lewis, Jessie Lewis, Sarah Wolfe and Benjamin Hodge; great-granddaughter, Harmony Lewis; sisters-in-law, Terri Knapp (Jeff Boswell) and Robin Kinley; and a brother-in-law, Dwight Treadway (Cindy).
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Joan Gandy officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 pm Thursday prior to the service. Graveside services will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bill Hodge, Dwight Treadway, Nathaniel Treadway, Brad McClam, Scott Lonon and Greg McCracken. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Huffine, Jim Hale, Dave Byrd, Jeb Boswell, Zach Treadway and Dale Johnson.

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01-11-2018 LTC James Rodgers, US Army Retired
After returning from the Persian Gulf War in 1991, I bumped into one of Mr. Fleenor's rifles at the Dixie Gun Works. After over 50 years of living, it is the first material possession I would save from my home in a fire. I am very sorry for your loss and regret that I never met this remarkable man. It is evident to me that he built more than rifles and furniture. It will pass to my children and I hope it will remain in my family for centuries.
09-08-2016 Larry Timbs
Judy, Condolences to you and your family. Buck was a good guy and I am sure a loving husband. Always liked chatting with him at your cookouts. We will all miss him. Larry Timbs
09-08-2016 Steve & Susan Pfeiffer, Georgia
Ride 'em high "Cowboy Buck", your legacy left behind many joy filled hearts, homemade Treasures and fireside stories to cherish. Judy and family, we hold you up in prayer asking that your life of memories shared with Buck take you on many "Happy Trails . . . until you meet again".
09-07-2016 John and Kathy Woody
Dear Judy and Family, We are saddened about the passing of Buck and he will be greatly missed by us and so many others. What a legend he is....such a legacy he left behind and so talented in so many ways. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved him and love you too and if there is anything we can do, please let us know. John and Kathy
09-07-2016 J.Shannon Zukas
My heart goes out to Judy,as I have witnessed her brave and strong and undying love and care for Buck over the years..He was a treasure that our community will miss dearly..thought and prayers.
09-07-2016 G Huckeba
I am so sorry for your loss. May the 'God of all comfort' be with you during this difficult time. I have personally found comfort in the promise at 1 Corinthians 15:26 where it states that very soon 'death will be brought to nothing'. Then, we have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones right here on earth (John 5:28,29). I truly hope this has brought you comfort and hope. With deepest sympathies, Gwen and family.
09-07-2016 Sam & Janelle
Judy, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy, Sam & Janelle
09-07-2016 Wallace and Dora Cable
Debbie and Beth ... our hearts are sad for you today. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We will not be able to attend the services for your father but, please know, you will be in our hearts and prayers. Cousin Wallace and Dora Cable
09-07-2016 Ayşe yavas
Dear Judy, I share your loss and wish you God given patıence. Love, Ayse
09-07-2016 Jenett Morgan
Sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Will be praying for you and your family and may the Lord be with each one of you during this time of sorrow.
09-06-2016 Geald Moore
09-06-2016 Susan Dugger
Judy, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I know you will miss Buck tremendously. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love , Susan


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