Jay Edgar Fleming, 85, of Leesburg, died on July 15, 2019, after a brief illness. Born on December 8, 1933, Jay was the son of John F. and Flora B. Weddle Fleming of West Newton, PA.
A geologist by training, Jay worked as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency for 30 years, retiring in 1994. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of Waynesburg College.
Jay was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and sport shooting all his life. Active with the Weimaraner Club of the Washington DC Area (WCWDCA) since the 1960s, he served as the club’s president several times and was a mentor and resource for countless Weimaraner owners, bird-dog hunters and field trialers around the country. He was also a longtime member of the National Rifle Association and the Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America.
In 1973 Jay moved his young family from Alexandria to a 53-acre farm outside of Leesburg. There he raised cattle, grew and sold vegetables, bred and trained a variety of dogs and did a lifetime’s worth of mowing and splitting firewood.
Since 1992 Jay and his wife, DuBose Ferguson Fleming, lived their dream of breeding and working with performance Weimaraners and warmblood horses, thus expanding their family to include many new friends.
Jay always considered himself a fortunate beneficiary of modern medicine. To that end, he generously donated his body to George Washington University’s Anatomical Gift Program, where it will help to educate physicians in training.
Jay is survived by wife DuBose; daughter Jeni Baker (Tim); son Jason Fleming (Elizabeth); son Chris Krueger (Sarah); daughter-in-law Angel Fleming; seven grandchildren; sisters Ruth Van Kirk and Martha Murray; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brothers William and Joseph Fleming; former wife Janet Fleming; and son John D. Fleming.
A service will be held at St. David's Episcopal Church, 43600 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn, VA 20147 on Saturday, August 3, at 10 :30 a.m. The service will be followed by a reception at the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, 215 Loudoun Street SW, Leesburg, VA 20175.