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David Nolan Fleet

August 21, 1940 ~ September 7, 2021 (age 81)


David Nolan Fleet, 81, of Chester, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  Born in Strasburg, Virginia on August 21, 1940, he was the son of the late Charles Fleet and Charlotte Sherman Robinson.  Mr. Fleet was a United States Army veteran, proudly serving his country while stationed in Korea and Germany.   He retired from Exxon as a Terminal Operator in Richmond, Virginia and was the former owner of Fleet Amusements.

David was a past Master of the Powhatan Stark Lodge #124, a member of the Petersburg Masonic Lodge #15, the Petersburg Elks Lodge #237, where he was a past exalted ruler, the Colonial Heights American Legion Post #284, the Hopewell Moose Lodge #472, the Richmond Elks lodge #45, the VFW, and the Forty & Eight Voiture #1530. 

David is survived by his wife, Carmen M. Fleet; daughters, Freddie Overby (Billy), Alma Gazzola (John), and Ada Thompson (Terry); grandchildren, Nolan Overby, Ashton Overby, Autumn Gazzola, Jacqueline Gazzola, Heather Ballard, and Cody Adams; three great-grandchildren, Joel, Skyler and Luis Gazzola; a sister, Norma Stickley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral procession will depart at 9:30 a.m. Monday, September 13, 2021, from the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834 for a 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service at Sunset Memorial Park, 2901 W. Hundred Road, Chester, Virginia 23831.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886.  Condolences may be registered at

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September 12, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights Chapel
2033 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Graveside Service
September 13, 2021

10:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Park
2901 W. Hundred Road
Chester, VA 23831

Please note
Procession to leave funeral home Monday, September 13, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
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