Fred Whiteside Fleming

01/14/1957 — 11/06/2020

From Richland, WA | Born in Richland, WA

Fred Whiteside Fleming

Fred Whiteside Fleming, 63, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at home under hospice care, from the effects of cancer. He was a 7 year cancer survivor and part of the Tri-Cities Laryngectomee Support Group.

A lifelong resident of Richland, WA, Fred was born at Kadlec Hospital during a blizzard on January 14,1957 to the late Emmit and Bernice Fleming.

Fred graduated from Richland High School, and then from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

Fred was employed at the Hanford Site after graduating from college. Following a voluntary RIF at Hanford, he continued with a love for photography, which he had developed at an early age; and worked at a camera shop while also continuing with freelance work.

Fred put his faith in Christ at a young age, and enjoyed all of God’s creation. He was an avid nature and animal lover. There was always a cat who chose Fred as a companion, which delighted him throughout his lifetime.

He is survived by his sister, Frances Henniger; 3 nieces (Jamie, Becky, and Sarah); 1 nephew (David); numerous cousins; and some wonderful, loyal friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Jim Fleming.

Memorials may be made to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center or Chaplaincy Hospice.

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  • God love ya Fred. We had some good times. You will be missed.

    Thomas Addison
    November 29, 2020
  • Rest in peace, Fred.

    November 18, 2020
  • I met Fred at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center 7 years ago and helped him learn how to use his “new voice” with his electro larynx (EL). He was always positive and came to support group meetings often.
    He will be missed. Thanks for sharing facts about his life that I was unaware of. The S.E. Washington Laryngectomee club will make a donation to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center in Fred’s memory. Our sincere condolences to the family.

    Susan Bruemmer
    November 16, 2020
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