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LG’s Mike Fleming Dies At 65

LG Electronics sales executive John Michael (Mike) Fleming died Saturday, June 7, at Chilton Memorial Hospital, here. He was 65.

Fleming was responsible for LG’s dealings with buying groups and military exchanges. He had been with LG for about a year. Previously, he was with Sharp for more than 20 years and had also held positions with JVC and Sony.

Fleming was born in Montgomery, Ala., the son of the late Robert W. Fleming and Louise (nee Dunlop) Fleming. He was a graduate of Florida State University and served with the Coast Guard during the Vietnam War.

He was a long-time member of the Sports Car Club of America, an organization for auto racing and rally buffs.

He is survived by his fiancé Debra Steele; his mother, Louise Fleming; a son, Thomas Fleming; his daughters, Christine Cheripka and Elizabeth Fleming Meeks; a sister Margaret Raborn; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to the Arthritis Foundation ( in Fleming’s name.