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Whoever said, “a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”, may not have considered that that phrase can be universal, to include women and children also. “I am a lover of good food and my husband loves to cook”; Mrs. Fleming recalls the first time she tasted her husband’s cooking and his special BBQ sauce. Although that was more than 20 years ago, she’s always been convinced that “Walt’s BBQ sauce should be shared with the nations”. The family’s dinners usually consisted of items you now see on the Sunday Buffet, seasoned rice, casseroles, yams, a variety of vegetables, finger-licking meats, and of course, deserts. We thought it would be nice to share some of our good food with the community, thus the creation of Pop’s Smokin’ Barbeque Restaurant and Catering. The restaurant, located at 310 N. Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner, opened its doors in January 2010. It is owned and operated by Walter Fleming, Jr. and his wife, Geneva. What started as a thought to produce and market Walt’s delicious BBQ sauce, has grown to a full-service restaurant and catering business.
Professionals by day – Food Connoisseurs by night
Walter Fleming, Jr., also known as Pop, is a professional leader among leaders in community service and development. Born and raised in Florence County, Walt committed his knowledge, expertise and care to more than 30 years of service with the power utilities industry, Progress Energy.
A natural born leader, Walt was a faculty member to the Governor’s Rural Leadership School. A graduate of University of Maryland and the Anderson School of Business at UCLA, Walt now serves as CEO of the Pee Dee Community Action Partnership. Walt’s experience has led him to serve as State Representative of the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, State Representative of the Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies and Board Member of the South Carolina Headstart Collaboration.
Geneva Levey-Fleming, known by many as Dr. G., is a native of Moncks Corner and a 1974 graduate of Berkeley High School. She holds an undergraduate and master’s degrees from Voorhees College and the University of South Carolina; and a PhD from a notable California University. Dr. G is skilled facilitator with more than 20 years professional experience in healthcare and human services. She is a minister and an educator, serving as faculty at Trident Technical College and founder of The Fleming Group, LLC, a training and consultation entity.
Having traveled throughout this country and West Africa, Dr. G brings her knowledge and awareness of healthy eating and healthy lifestyles to the business of southern cooking cuisine, assuring the availability of lighter food items; i.e., raw fruits and veggies, on the menu.
While this couple spends their days in the business of helping, teaching and empowering others to thrive, their evenings and weekends are spent in the business of sharing good, healthy foods with the people of Moncks Corner and neighboring communities.