Douglas Warren “Doug” Fleischer, 80, of Homer, passed away Friday afternoon at the Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.

Born September 4, 1941, in Bayonne, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Joseph and Jean Fleischer. He was the widow of the late Thelma Davison Fleischer. He served in the United States Navy with 30 years of  faithful service. A chief warrant officer, his main position was an air traffic controller. He served aboard the USS Independence and USS Constitution, and others. He served during the Vietnam War, three tours of duty in Antarctica, and retired after duty in Jacksonville, Florida.  Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Banks County, GA. He received an associate degree from Emmanuel College, and managed Book Warehouse in the Commerce Outlet Mall.

Doug was an avid reader, gardener, a fine cook, and a talented artist.   His greatest reward was in caring for God’s creatures.  H will be sorely missed by all who knew him for his wit, gentleness, politeness, and generosity.  His greatest reward was in caring for God’s creatures. In lieu of flowers, Doug request that donations be made to the Lavonia Animal Shelter, as a memorial to Doug’s love for animals.

Doug was survived by his daughter, Leah Jean Fleischer; grandson Taylor Seddon Pickett; and great-granddaughter, Bowie Elizabeth Pickett, all of Jacksonville, FL; sister Ava Jean Meysembourg, Tampa; significant other, Dorothy Fitzpatrick, and many furry friends (cats and dogs)  through the years.

Services will be Monday morning at 11am at the B D Ginn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ron Glaze. Interment with Naval Military Honors will be at Middle River Baptist Church cemetery.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family is at the home and will receive friends from 3 until 5pm Sunday afternoon.  Condolences may be left at ginnfuneralhome.com.

 

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