Joshua Ray Fleming

April 17, 1984 ~ September 30, 2023 (age 39) 39 Years Old

Joshua Fleming Obituary

Joshua Ray “Josh” Fleming, 39, of Centralia passed away Saturday, September 30, 2023. He was born on April 17, 1984, the twin son of David and Barbara (Fair) Fleming in Centralia. 

Survivors that will hold dear memories of Josh include his beloved family, his mother, Barbara Fleming of Centralia; his twin brother, Jeffry Fleming of Centralia; his brothers, Scott (Nona) Fleming of Tennessee, Keith Claar of Centralia, John (Jerri Ann) of Centralia, David (Mary) Claar of Centralia; sisters, Lisa Claar, Cheryl (Scott) Sauer of Edwardsville, Christy Fleming (Joey Payne) of Florida); aunts and uncles, Ray Fleming, Janice Fleming, Carolyn Fleming, Richard Fleming, Shirley Fair, Marion Harmon; special niece, Lindsey Claar; and many more nieces and nephews. 

Josh was preceded in death by his father, David Fleming; maternal grandparents, John and Betty Fair; paternal grandparents; his brother, Marty Fleming; his aunts, Tammy Fleming, and Roxie Fleming; his great-nephew, Payton Claar; and his great-niece, Melissa Fleming

Josh was the most friendly, loving person anyone ever met. He attended Centralia High School where he was a great encourager. He liked to volunteer at the humane society and shower the animals in his care with love. He loved all animals and was especially fond of dogs. He was the best pet parent to his dog daughter, Foxy, who he called his daughter. Josh took his role as uncle to his brother’s dog, Cheekah seriously and liked to greet Cheekah with love and treats. He had an awesome bond with his family and loved his nieces and nephews dearly. Josh shared with others his love for Jesus and his excitement that he would be living in Heaven with Jesus one day. Josh’s family will mourn his passing, but will take comfort knowing that Josh is now in his Heavenly home.

A celebration of life service will be held by the family at a date in the future. Memorials may be made in Josh’s honor to the Irvin Macz Funeral Home to aid the family with expenses. Those wishing to donate are encouraged to call the funeral home at 618-532-5511, where donations may be taken. Online condolences and memories of Josh may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.


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