Updated: May 15
Johnny L. Fleenor, beloved husband and father, passed away on Thursday, May 11th, 2023, at his home in Meadowview, Virginia, at the age of 74. He was born on July 1, 1947, in Wyndale, Virginia to his late parents Arthur Fleenor and Lucy Fleenor. Johnny is survived by Patricia Jane Fleenor, his wife of 51 years, and his son, Bradley Adam Fleenor, and his wife, "Sara Lee." Johnny was one of six brothers and five sisters and is survived by his sister Brenda Fleenor and his brother, Michael Fleenor.
Johnny attended John S. Battle High School where he left and later acquired his G.E.D. He enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was deployed to South Korea. He served admirably for two years and was honorably discharged after his tour was complete at the rank of Sergeant. After the military, Johnny attended several technical schools from Boston to California and became a very skilled machinist. He retired from Aerojet Ordinance Tennessee, where he further assisted the military in making large arms ammunition and explosives for air, land, and sea vehicles.
Johnny loved his family. He worked tirelessly towards his responsibilities as a husband, father, and brother. He was a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, spending many hours hunting and fishing. He loved horses and was an avid rider and showman of Racking Horses, participating in many local, county, and state horse shows. His pride horse was Red Man, who won hundreds of ribbons and awards in the years they showed together. Johnny was also a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, riding motorcycles his entire life until his last remaining years. He took several cross-country trips to see many of this nation's national landmarks. He rode in charities, parades, and military veterans support rides to raise money for those in need. Johnny enjoyed watching combat sports and spent many hours watching matches both new and old on television together with his son. Those who met Johnny instantly liked him. He was calm and easy going with everyone. He helped anyone in need without complaint or compensation and was very skilled as a handyman around the house.
Dad was a great man; honest and forthright, kind and loving, hardworking and devoted. He will be missed by many, and the world is a lesser place due to his passing.
The family will receive friends Monday, May 15, 2023, from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Frost Funeral Home in Abingdon. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 P.M. with Reverend Jerry A. Eggers officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the United States Army Honor Guard and the Highlands Honor Guard.
Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the Fleenor Family.