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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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||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. |
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.
||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".|
||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
|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.|
|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. |
||Sam & Janelle
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Sam & Janelle|
||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
Cousin Wallace and Dora Cable|
I share your loss and wish you God given patıence.
|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.|
| A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND AND WILL SURLY BE MISSED.|
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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