Condolences for Arnold Eugene Fleming

Melanie Boyd Rice posted on 7/30/22

Mr. Fleming was the best coach, teacher, and friend I could have had in my formative years. If not for him I would not have gotten into UT. He spent endless hours playing basketball with us and tutoring algebra. He was just the best mentor and I loved him dearly.

 

Steve Evans posted on 7/30/22

My mom Janet (Evans) and I would like to express our deepest condolences to you Doug, Mike and family. I know that this will be said over and over again in the coming day and weeks, but your dad was a truly great man who influenced the lives of so many young people. Even now, so many years after our time together in Mertzon, we speak of him often. My father held him in the highest esteem also. We will always be grateful for his energy, passion for teaching and positive influence on us all. Please know we will be thinking of you all.---Steve

 

Michael Eveland posted on 7/30/22

Got to talk to him many times during high school. My grades were very good (A honor roll), but I (apparently) chose to hang around with trouble-makers, and he was the one that chose to talk to me about "choices" and how those could impact my future. It was actually Mr. Fleming that put the idea of joining the military in my head, and within 2 years after graduating in 1972, I became career military and served in the USAF for 21 years. Now, as I go into retirement myself, I can reflect on the positive choices I made, partially due to the advice Mr Fleming gave me.

 

Mike Hamilton posted on 7/29/22

Coach Fleming was my junior high football coach. He taught me sportsmanship, life skills, and the importance of integrity, both in the classroom and on the field. I am grateful…

 

Fam Vega posted on 7/29/22

Mr. Arnold is resting. No more suffering. Revelation 21:4, Isaiah 33:24

 

Rena Sliger posted on 7/29/22

Mr. Fleming was a very kind generous principal. He was very well thought of by alot of us here in Hamilton. Prayers for the family.

 

Jan (Bryant) Bryan posted on 7/28/22

Always a kind, attentive and dedicated teacher and coach. I have many fond memories. My humble condolences to his family.