Richard L. Fleener


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

He was born Aug. 25, 1935, in Indianapolis, 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 Feb. 16, 1957, in Martinsville.

Richard also is survived by his children, Pamela Woods of Avon and Melody Cockrum of Carmel; grandchildren, Alexandria Powell of Avon, and Chandler Cockrum and Chloe Cockrum, both of Carmel; great-grandchild, London Powell of Avon; and siblings, Betty Asher of Indianapolis, and 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. Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. 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.