Obituary for Richard L Fleener

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Richard L Fleener

August 25, 1935 - April 5, 2016

Richard L. Fleener, age 80, passed away Tuesday morning, April 5, 2016 at his home in Martinsville.

He was born in Indianapolis on August 25, 1935, to his parents, the late Woodrow W. and Mabel E. (Zook) Fleener. Richard was a 1954 graduate of Morgantown High School and went on to retire in 1992 from Citizens Gas & Coke Utility as a pipefitter in Indianapolis after 30 years of service. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1400 in Indianapolis.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Rose Sharon (Schoolcraft) Fleener, whom he married on February 16, 1957 in Martinsville. Richard is also survived by his children, Pamela Woods of Avon and Melody Cockrum of Carmel; grandchildren, Alexandria Powell of Avon, Chandler Cockrum and Chloe Cockrum both of Carmel; great grandchild, London Powell of Avon; siblings, Betty Asher of Indianapolis, Peggy Fish, Harry (Donna) Fleener and Thomas Fleener Sr. all of Martinsville.

Richard was preceded in death by siblings, Sue Fleener and Barbara Denniston.

He enjoyed the outdoors by tending to his garden and riding his four wheeler alongside his dog “Gabby”. Richard also enjoyed traveling to Missouri with friends and family for horseback riding. He was a fan of the Indiana Pacers and Indiana University Men’s Basketball.

The Revs. Adam Fleener and Daniel Fleener will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at New South Park Cemetery in Martinsville.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Fleener family at

Information: (812) 597-4670

To view his tribute video, you can link directly to the video hosted on our white-labeled site:
Richard’s Tribute Video



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Born: August 25, 1935
Died: April 5, 2016

Condolences for Richard Fleener

susie link posted on 1/1/00

Sharon, Pam and melody, I am so sorry to hear about Richard. My thoughts and prayers are with you . Susie(fleener) Link


Courtney Harreld posted on 1/1/00

Melody, I am so sorry for your family's loss. You all are in my thoughts. Sending lots of love your way! -Courtney


Beverly Goforth posted on 1/1/00

Dear Melody, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I am thinking of you and your family. Love and prayers are with all of you.


Class of 1 975 Indian Creek posted on 1/1/00

Pam, You have our sincerest sympathy on the passing of your dad. Many of us have been there and wish you God's comfort.


Debbie Furnish Kleinschmidt posted on 1/1/00

Pam, although we've not kept in contact since high school, I wanted you to know I'm holding you in prayers because of the loss of your father. May God give you comfort. Debbie Furnish Kleinschmidt