Harold Vincent Fleak

Harold Vincent Fleak

Death 9 Oct 2006 (aged 84)
Burial Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA
Plot Garden of Ascension
Memorial ID 22451807 · View Source
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Harold V. Fleak

Harold V. Fleak, 84, of New England, W.Va., passed away at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, on Oct. 9, 2006, after a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 10, 1922, a son of the late John and Halda Fleak. Harold joined the United States Marine Corps in 1941 immediately after graduating from Parkersburg High School. After boot camp at Paris Island, S.C., he served the rest of his time in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a radioman. He was involved in numerous island invasions, including Iwo Jima during the historic flag raising. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1946 and returned to his home in Wood County.

In 1947, he married Ruby Edna Meadows and was married to her for 58 years before her in death in 2005.

Harold was hired at Marbon Chemical in late 1957 as an electrician. He retired at age 62 after 27 years of service as a supervisor. When Harold started working for Marbon, he also started planning for his second career and his first love, working on a farm. He purchased a new 1958 Allis Chambers Model CA tractor in 1958 and in 1959, bought a farm on New England Ridge Road. In 1961, he moved to the farm with his wife and children and lived there until his death. His orange tractor was a familiar sight to everyone that lived around the area. That tractor is still in use today and up until his most recent illness, he was still the one using it.

After retiring, he and his wife, Ruby, discovered they liked to travel and spent many winters in Florida. They went to the various fairs in Florida and never missed spring training for the Cincinnati Reds. During the rest of the year, they traveled to various state and county fairs to enjoy camping at the fairs and the country and western singers. They also discovered striped bass fishing at Lake Murray in South Carolina. They spent many days together on the lake and camping at the lake with family and friends.

He is survived by his sons, Wayne Fleak and wife, Sharon, and Vincent Fleak; daughters, Janet Bonnett and husband, Michael, Joyce McIntire and husband, Ken, and Judy Joy and husband, Gary; two brothers, Lawrence Fleak and Pearl Fleak and wife, Opal; and one brother-in-law, Bob Meadows and wife, Mary. He had 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He loved to be around his grandkids and they all adored him.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Phillip and James Fleak; one brother, Clifford Fleak and wife, Bertha; one sister, Inez Grady and husband, Manual; and one sister-in-law, Katherine Fleak.

Harold's wishes were to be cremated with no funeral services. His family is honoring those requests. His remains will be divided with some being spread on his farm, some at Lake Murray, S.C., and the rest will be put with his wife at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Man Rivers Charity Organization (304) 428-6677, located at 703 Pike St., Parkersburg, W.Va.

The family would also like to thank everyone for their kindness, thoughts and prayers.

Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Source Citation: Newspaper: Parkersburg News, The/Sentinel; Publication Date: 11 Oct 2006; Publication Place: Parkersburg, WV, United States

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 22451807
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Vincent Fleak (10 Feb 1922–9 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22451807, citing Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Grave Yard Ghost (contributor 46520412) .