Carter Fleming, 82, of New Castle, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 5. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil Fleming and Myrtle Kendrick Fleming; his infant brother, Burns; and his first wife, Judy Greene Fleming.
Family remaining to cherish Carter’s memory include: his wife, Carolyn Alley Fleming; children, Scott C. Fleming, Krystal F. Thompson, and Kent D. Fleming (Kacy); stepson, Steve Alley (Donna); grandchildren, Izabelle and Olivia Thompson, Mason, Max, Marshall and Marlee Fleming, Nicole Alley Dudley (Graham) and Rebecca Alley; brothers, Bennie (Janice), Carol, Starling (Gwyn), and Douglas Fleming; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Carter was born in Clintwood, Virginia, and was a proud graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He served in the US Army before beginning his career as an Agricultural and 4-H Extension Agent in Craig County. He retired from Virginia Tech-Virginia Cooperative Extension in 1990 and pursued his passions of farming and raising Angus cattle. Carter was a founding member of Craig Valley Baptist Church, served on numerous volunteer boards and started the sandlot football program in Craig County.
Friends were welcomed at the Paitsel Funeral Home in New Castle on Friday, January 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A graveside service was held on Sunday, January 10, at 2 p.m. in the Fleming Family Cemetery in Clintwood. COVID-19 safety and screening protocols are requested of those attending services. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Craig Valley Baptist Church or your favorite charity.