John Kerr Fleming II

John Kerr Fleming II passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the age of 84 years, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

John was born in Statesville, NC, on June 23, 1933, to Reverend John K. Fleming Sr. and Retha Flowers Fleming.

John graduated with a B.A. in History and Political Science from Shepherd College and later received his M.A. in History at West Virginia University.

John began his teaching career at White Sulphur Springs, WV, where he met his wife. He then moved to Anne Arundel County and taught at Marley Middle, then Andover High School and North County High School. During his tenure as a teacher, he also was an administrator for summer school for many years. His teaching career spanned over 37 years.

John served on numerous committees at First Presbyterian Church, as well as serving as an Elder and Deacon during his decades as a member there. John enjoyed playing golf, watching old movies, playing on the church softball league and reading. One of his favorite activities was to sing in the church choir as well as the AA Retired School Personnel Association Choir.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley; two daughters, Laura Austin and Margaret Schaffner and their husbands; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A visitation was held at John M. Taylor Funeral Home in Annapolis, MD, with funeral services in First Presbyterian Church. Interment took place in Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, MD.

Memorial donations in memory of John can be made to First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis or the Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

An online guest book is available at

John M. Taylor Funeral Home in Duke of Gloucester, MD, is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the May 4, 2018 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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