Albert N. Fleshman, 89

Date Published: 
Oct. 6, 2017

Albert N. Fleshman, 89, of Greenwood, Del., passed away peacefully, in the care of his family, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. He was born in Sun, W.Va., to the late Frank P. Fleshman and Sylvia M. Wiseman Fleshman.

Fleshman was retired from Kopper’s Corporation, where he worked as a road serviceman. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Blackwater Fellowship Church. Fleshman enjoyed being with family and friends and talking about the Lord. He wanted to make sure everyone was saved and was going to Heaven.

Fleshman also loved hunting when he was able, being outdoors, tinkering around, building things, mowing and planting gardens, trees (especially crape myrtles) and flowers (especially
roses and lilies). His favorite hobbies were watching old Western movies and sitting outside in his swing, drinking a hot cup of joe and smoking on his stogie.

In addition to his parents, Fleshman was also preceded in death by his twins, Darrell and Carroll Fleshman, and his son, Mark Fleshman; a stepson, Frank Wilkerson; a grandson, Fillip Wilkerson; and a granddaughter, April Simmons. He is survived by his devoted wife of seven years, Sylvia Fleshman of Greenwood, Del.; a daughter, Judith Auman, and a son, Timothy N. Fleshman, both of Blue Springs, Mo.; five stepchildren, Jackie Ruskey of Baltimore, Md., Michael Howington of Baltimore, Burt Wilkerson and his wife, Linda, of Laurel, Del., David Alan Wilkerson and his wife, Loretta, of Fruitland, Md., and Sylvia M. Casteel and her husband, Greg, of Hemet, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, and one on the way; and several step-grandchildren.

A funeral service was scheduled for Oct. 2, 2017, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, Del. Interment was to follow on Oct. 5, 2017, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to Blackwater Fellowship Church; P.O. Box 549; Frankford, DE 19945. Condolences may be sent online at