Charles  Fleming

Charles Edward "‘Charlie’" Fleming

1949 - 2023

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Son, brother, friend, coach, husband, dad, Charlie was all of these and so much more. Husband and Dad were the roles he treasured. He loved his family and friends, but his wife and children were his life and love. Growing up in Irving, Texas in the 1950’s Charlie set high goals for himself. He was an outstanding athlete and high scholastic achiever at MacArthur High School. Charlie was awarded a full ride academic scholarship from Texas Power & Light (TP&L - later TXU) earning a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked for TP&L for many years before beginning a long and successful career as a Financial Planner. During his 20’s Charlie developed a love for long distance running and competed in marathons including the Boston and New York Marathons among many others. Charlie & Sheri Bryan met and married in 1980 and began a 30-year life of love and adventure. Sheri’s position as a flight attendant for American Airlines allowed them the freedom to pursue this life of travel. Kauai, Hawaii was ‘their spot’ and they spent many vacations there with their children. Charlie developed symptoms of Parkinson’s disease approximately 20 years ago. This disease took away many of his favorite joys --- travel, golf, running and other physical activities. He was able to spend his final years with his kids, up in the Pacific Northwest and had many more adventures and memories made. He fought a long battle with Parkinson’s, but his body could not fight any more. He left us for a place without pain or physical limitations and where he and Sheri can travel again. Charlie will be sadly missed by his children- Carly, Taylor, sister Phyllis Fleming and brothers Kenneth (Suzanne) and Russell (Penne), nephews Michael and Shawn. He was preceded in death by his wife Sheri, nephew Randall and parents Mac & Sylvia Fleming. A Celebration of Life for Charlie will be held in Colleyville, Texas on October 20th at Bluebonnet Hills funeral home. Inurnment at 1:00 pm, with reception to follow. Please gather with us as we share stories of Charlie. Bluebonnet Hills: 5725 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX 76034 Please reach out to Bluebonnet Hills Funeral home for sending condolences to the family.
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