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Elder

Elder Kenneth Eugene Fleming, Sr.

June 16, 1945 – September 7, 2022

Services

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Visitation: 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Held at Newburg Church of Christ

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Held at

Newburg Church of Christ

4700 Indian Trail

Louisville, Kentucky

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Held at

Schrader Lane Church of Christ

1234 Schrader Lane

Nashville, Tennessee

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Interment

Middle TN Veterans Cemetery

7931 McCrory Lane

Nashville, Tennessee

Kenneth Eugene Fleming, Sr., was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 16, 1945, to the late Mr. Don Boyd and Mrs. Fannie Mai Cage Fleming. Kenneth departed this life on September 7,2022 to take rest from his labor. He was one of nine children, seven of whom preceded in death: Joe, Eddie, Jesse, Morris, Effie Mai, Helen and Dorothy; one nephew, (like a brother) Sammy McKinley and Mr. Zebb Wade who helped raise him; one niece, Jacqueline Fleming; and one brother-in-law, Gilbert Brandon.

He attended public schools in the Nashville, TN area and was very good at basketball. He went on to become a good pool player before becoming a golf caddy which led to his new role as a golfer, winning many trophies. He had an opportunity to play with the great Kenny Perry in Louisville, KY. He Loved playing cards and talking trash was his specialty.

Kenny, as he was known, met his wife Ann E. Batey in 1962. Ann was 14, he was 16 and they dated for 4 years. Kenny joined the US Army on September 10, 1962. While in Fort Campbell, KY he became a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He was sent to Vietnam for 8 months, being honorably discharged in October 1965. He and Ann were married November 13, of that same year.

He was baptized September 1970 at the Hart Street Church of Christ. The opportunity to preach was given to him by the late Bro. Thomas Coure, his wife’s foster father and the late Bro. Robert Sanders at a small congregation called Mount View Church of Christ, as a result of that experience he was able to continue his ministry for over 40 years.

Much of his learning came from attending the great Commission School and David Lipscomb School of preaching in Nashville, TN, for training in Bible Principles, Doctrines and Practices for 3 years. He was blessed to have done mission work and gospel meetings in London England, also serving on Lectureships, workshops and gospel meetings throughout the country. He had an opportunity to carry the torch for the 2002 Winter Olympics. In 2020, Kenneth received the Doctor of Divinity degree from Simmons College and received his new title as Dr. Kenneth Fleming Sr., which he received with humility.

God blessed him to serve at various congregations such as: Bird Street, West Broadway, Scott Ave., West End, Whites Creek and the Newburg Church of Christ where he served for over 21 years. He was privileged to have served with Bro. Dewayne Wise, brother and friend for over 20 years while at the Newburg Church of Christ.

Then after retiring as a minister, he went on to become an Elder until his passing for the same            congregation. Bro. Fleming had been selected to be on the National Lectureship Executive Board but was not able to complete his task because of his illness, however, he appreciated the honor to be asked.

Kenneth leaves those to cherish his memories: his wife Ann; two sons, Kenneth Jr. (Denise) Fleming and Cory (Candace) Fleming; 11 grandchildren, Christopher (Whitaker), Tacoria (Randy), Deja, Cory Jr., Kenneth III, Xavier, Cameron, Davion and Nevaeh; 8 great grandchildren, Tatiana, Bailey, Raelyn, MaKyia, TaKari, Christian, Nia and Kai; one sister, Alice Brandon; one sister-in-law, Linda Batey; one brother-in-law, Joe Anderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends; two close friends like brothers, Mr. William Haymer and Mr. Tyree Vaughn (golf buddies); brothers in the gospel, Ralph Thompson, Burnes Lyons, Albert Nelson and Anthony Booker.

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