Patrick Francis Fleming, Sr. 75, of Dibble, Oklahoma lost his battle with cancer on Saturday evening, February 2, 2013, with his wife and daughter by his side.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Thomas Francis Fleming and Loretta Ann (Hagan) Fleming on August 23, 1937. They preceded him in death. Patrick was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a highly intelligent computer specialist and worked for NASA on the Gemini, Apollo, and Mercury Missions. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in 2006.
Patrick is survived by his loving wife, Norma Joyce Fleming of the home; his children, Thomas Fleming of Del City, Theresa Thomas of Midwest City, Colleen Earnest of Pauls Valley, and Patrick Fleming, Jr. and wife Lisa of Del City; former son-in-law, Steven Thomas of Oklahoma City; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one on the way; his brother, John Fleming of Florida; his stepchildren, Joyce Graham and husband Mark, Billy Harrison and wife Serena, Rhonda Clinton and husband Douglas, Richard Bean and wife Aimee, Ronny Bean and wife Andrea, and Daniel Bean; fifteen step grandchildren; his former wife, Sue Bass; life-long friends, Jo “T-Bird” and Charles Booker, many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Patrick will be remembered for his loyal friendship and generous heart.
The family will hold a memorial service at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Crown Heights Nazarene Church, 920 N.W. 46th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with Douglas Clinton officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home of Blanchard. Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.eisenhourfh.com.