Marlin “Buck” Fleming

Marlin E. “Buck” Fleming, 73, of Marysville, formerly of Crooksville and Newark, died unexpectedly Monday, November 14, 2011 at Memorial Hospital of Union County. He retired in 1994 from Rockwell International after 36 years of service. During his retirement, he worked for Lynn Orchard in Johnstown for ten years. He was a member of Heath Church of Christ and a member of Mechanicsburg Lodge No. 113 F & AM. A 1956 graduate of Crooksville High School, he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He enjoyed carving wood ducks and collected vintage model cars. A sportsman, he liked hunting pheasant, rabbit and quail. A dedicated husband, devoted father and lively grandfather, he was passionate about attending his son’s and grandson’s athletic events and his daughter’s music activities. He was born December 4, 1937 in Crooksville, Ohio to the late Shelly and Virginia Zinn Fleming. He was also predeceased in 2008 by a son, Michael J. Fleming; a sister, Corene Rider; and an infant brother, Roger. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Colbert Fleming, whom he married November 3, 1956; a son, David (Karen) Fleming of Westerville; a daughter, Suzanne (Scott) McGill of Marysville; a daughter-in-law, Christina Medrano Fleming of San Diego, CA; seven grandchildren, Chad (Julie) Moorehead, Derrick Moorehead, Jason Moorehead, Adam (Molly) Fleming, Luke Fleming, Sydney McGill and Molly McGill; two great-grandchildren, Joey and Anna; a brother-in-law, Bill (Pat) Colbert of Crooksville; an aunt, Ina Heskett of McConnelsville; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 East Fifth Street, Marysville, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Marysville Christian Church, Waldo Road, Marysville. The Rev. Clancy C. Cruise will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville Grace Building Fund, 222 South Main St., Marysville, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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7 online Condolences for Marlin “Buck” Fleming

  1. Barb & Tom Layton says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May the thought in John 11:20-27 give you hope and comfort.

  2. Andy Lynd says:

    Dear Barb and family,
    Debbie and I (and the kids) extend are deepest sympathies. My time spent with Buck over the years was special. I have many fond memories of time spent working with Buck, his cantankerous nature on display every day. His dedication to his marriage and family were evident. He sometimes wondered about how he would have reacted had he been called into combat. Even though he never faced military combat in the manner in which he so enjoyed studying, he faced a lot of battles in his life that he successfully defeated. Well done thou good and faithful servant!

  3. John and Diane Rodgers says:

    We were very sorry to learn of Buck’s passing. I remember Weaver and I coming down to watch Batman on Buck’s new color t.v. He always let us though I’m sure he would like for us to go home. Buck was a great guy and one who, though I haven’t seen in years, will always be a fond memory in my heart. May all of you know I share in your sorrow and may God bless you all as He welcomes Buck home.

  4. Larry & Sarah Edwards says:

    Barbara , we are so sorry we are not able to be there to share with you and your family. You and Buck have always held a special place in our hearts and memories. You have been an amazing wife to him. God Bless you and your family. Sarah & Larry

  5. Beverly Selmon says:

    Mrs. Fleming, Suzi and family,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family during this difficult time. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Fleming, but I work with Suzi and she speaks of him often with love and respect, so I know he must have been a wonderful father. One thing this world cannot take away is memories, so hold those happy times close to your heart to make you smile on rainy days. May God bless you and your family and give you all comfort and peace.
    Beverly Selmon

  6. Cammie Moore Onesto says:

    Suzanne and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I’ve been thinking about you Suzanne.

  7. Tom Davis says:

    Barbara ,
    I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I have many fond memories of Buck at Rockwell and outside the plant as well. I knew him to be a good man, fair with people and to take a firm stance when he knew it to be the right thing to do.
    My thoughts and prayers are with You and Suzanne and David.
    I am sorry I could not be there for the services.
    Tom Davis
    Port St Lucie Florida