Russell Fleming

Russell R. Fleming, 98, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Bria of Godfrey. Born April 4, 1924, in Alton, he was the son of Robert and Jessie (Farrell) Fleming.

Mr. Fleming served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WWII. He loved woodworking, fishing and playing golf. In 1986 he retired as a sales manager for East Alton Supply Company. He married the former Mary K. Whiteside on May 12, 1943, in North Carolina. She preceded him in death on December 21, 1991.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Fleming (Jeannie), Bill Fleming (Betty), Gary Fleming, and Jeff Fleming (Karen), one daughter in law, Shannon Fleming, 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Randy J. Fleming and two brothers, Earl and Eugene Fleming, and a sister, Hazel Grubb.

Private graveside services will be held at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Father Leland Thorpe will officiate. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *