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Obituary: Dorris Fleetwood, Nashville


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Dorris Fleetwood, age 92, of Nashville, died Sunday evening, March 16, 2014, at Brown County Health and Living Community. Born August 21, 1921, in Brown County, he was the son of Treva and Vella (Deckard) Fleetwood.

Mr. Fleetwood owned and operated Fleetwood Bros. Excavating and R & V Trucking. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Bloomington American Legion Post No. 18. He was also a member of Free and Accepted Masons and a former member of Bloomington Elks Lodge No. 446. He formerly served as the head of the Republican party in Brown County.

He is survived by his loving family, including his wife, Emma Lee “Emily” (Hornaday) Fleetwood, of Nashville; two daughters, Diane Hardin, of Brown County and Vicki (Glenn) Burton, of Stilesville; a special son, Jerry “Red” Floyd of Nashville; a stepdaughter, Debra Williams of Nashville; two stepsons, Tony Williams, of Bloomington and William “Will” Long Jr. of Naples, Florida; two brothers, Robert Fleetwood of Nashville and Max Fleetwood of Marion, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Betty Fleetwood of Brown County; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Evelyn Jean “Dean” (Hobbs) Fleetwood; two brothers, Dale and Henry Fleetwood; one sister, Evelyn Rariden; and one great-grandson, Lonnie Stacy IV.

A Masonic memorial service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville followed immediately by the funeral service. Burial will be at a later date at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.bondmitchellfuneralhome.com.

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