Reese Kurt Fleming

Reese Kurt Fleming LUBBOCK-Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Reese Fleming, 46, of Lubbock from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Nov. 9, 2012, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at South Plains Church of Christ with burial following in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Reese went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. He was born on May 11, 1966, in Amarillo, Texas, grew up in Friona, and graduated from Friona High School in 1984. He attended Abilene Christian University, Eastern New Mexico State, and received his bachelor's degree from West Texas State in 1988. He recently completed his master's degree in education from Lamar University. He began his coaching career at Centerville High School, later taking his expertise to Conroe High School. He then became a key member of the coaching staff at Corrigan High School, where he was instrumental in winning a state championship. Reese spent many years with his friends and fellow coaches at Terrell High School, and then on to Kaufman High School. In July, Reese came back home and joined the coaching program at Lubbock Monterey High School. Reese was not only a dedicated coach but an avid golfer, sportsman, racecar fan, fisherman and analyst for the various sporting events on TV. His love of sports was only matched by his love of family, friends, and the young people whose lives he touched as their mentor. He met the love of his life at Terrell High School, who just happened to be an athletic trainer. Their courtship was during a rough time in his life when he was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer. Marcy not only was his biggest supporter; she became his wife 2007. In April 2010, their little miracle baby Raeley was born. Survivors include his wife, Marcy, a daughter; Raeley Paige Fleming of Lubbock; his parents, Ray and Janis Fleming of Lubbock; three siblings, Kipi Fleming of Hurst, Karla Dixon and husband Milon of Canyon, and Loyd Fleming and wife Alison of Houston; and his favorite aunt and uncle, LaVon and Don Reeve. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Reese Fleming Memorial Fund, and may be made at any Plains Capital Bank location. We each share our own special memories of Reese and have our own stories. We most remember his winning spirit and passion for the game we all know as life. To share your special memories and view a special tribute, visit Farewell, Coach Fleming make sure to watch over us from your new press box in heaven.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Nov. 9, 2012