Wilton Lee Fleming Jr.

April 11, 1947January 10, 2013

Wilton Lee Fleming, Jr., 65, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Wake Med Hospital. He was born April 11, 1947 in Raleigh, NC to Wilton Lee Fleming, Sr. and Rose Marie Haynes Fleming.

After graduating from Broughton High School in 1966 and attending N. C. State University, he enlisted in the U. S. Army and served in the Corps of Engineers as an officer in CA and Viet Nam. Upon his discharge, he returned to N. C. State University and received his degree in Civil Engineering. He served the state of North Carolina in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources as the Head of Water Quality before leaving in 1985 to open his own engineering firm, W. Lee Fleming, Jr. Engineering. He was proud of the many projects he worked on in the area including SAS Campus, Flowers Plantation, Governors Club, Hasentree and many others.

However, his proudest achievement was his family: Mary Beth Barrow and husband Chris, Jennifer Fleming Paris and husband Ray, Scott Cameron Fleming, and grandchildren, Rylee and Tyler Paris. He is also survived by his wife of 39 years, Karen Hines Fleming; brother, Roy M. Fleming and wife Pat; brother, Walter H. Fleming and wife Karen; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Hayes Barton Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit with the family after the service in the church parlor. Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Fund.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary’s St. Raleigh. Condolences may be made through


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Jerre Musser

January 16, 2013

My grandson, Ray Paris, spoke very highly of Lee and really enjoyed hunting with hIm. I'm very sorry I never got to mmeet him. My thoughts are with all of the family Jerre Musser.

Forrest Westall

January 15, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to Lee's family. My hope is that the love and comfort of the Lord will sustain you during this time and on into the future.

jack thigpen

January 15, 2013

My best wishes and prayers to your family in this trying time. All of you are in our thoughts...

Jack Thigpen
NC Sea Grant

January 15, 2013

My condolences to the family and friends of Lee Fleming .One of the best people I have ever met....Palei , American Abstract Artist/ P.A. Leonard Rock Hunter...Lee taught me how to use a potato rake...Thank You my FRIEND.

January 14, 2013

Sending our prayers to the family. I never met Wilton, but knew his daughter, Mary Beth through my daughter, Michelle Leonard. We are so sorry for your lost. "Lord lift this family up during this time and comfort them. Amen"
From: Larry & Sue Leonard

January 14, 2013

9 had many chances to work and fellowship with Lee. he was a find man and will be missed. the lord has him now and we should celebrate.

larry whitley
leland, nc

Penny Smallwood Hazen

January 14, 2013

Hi Fleming families. I am so sorry to learn of Lee's passing. My family lived just a few doors away growing up. Lee was my first "boyfriend" in fifth grade. He rented my friendship ring from Roy! Looking at Lee's picture aside from the beard, he had not changed much. What a wonderful human being he was. I am certain he will be deeply missed! My love is with you.

John Conyers, Jr

January 14, 2013

Hello Karen and family,
I am very sorry to hear about your loss of Lee. My thoughts and prayers will be for all of you.
God Bless,
John Conyers

Nate & Michelle Graglia

January 14, 2013

To the Fleming, Paris & Barrow Family, our deepest condolences! You are in our thoughts and prayers, may the wonderful memories bring you comfort in this difficult time.

Love, Nate & Michelle Graglia

Lisa Satterfield Shank

January 14, 2013

Hi Karen,
I am so sorry to hear about Lee, what a wonderful man. I was in Jim DelPapa's office when he found out and was sending prayers your way from that day on. I wanted to share two stories about him. One, my very favorite thing about Lee was his jolly laugh!! I just LOVED being in Walter's office and hearing his laugh ring throughout. His laugh was just contagious. The other thing I will never forget about Lee was when our office was on Millbrook Rd, he took me outside to show me a boar's head in a big plastic bag sitting on the back of his truck! I was in shock, grossed out and of course, he gave that big jolly laugh of his :) He will surely be remembered with a kind soul. I am sorry for your loss and pray for your strength and healing.
God Bless to you and your family, Lisa Satterfield