06/12/08 — JAMES W. FLOWERS

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Feb. 22, 1922-June 1, 2008

STUART, Va. -- James Washington Flowers, 86, died Sunday, June 1, 2008.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held Saturday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at Flowers-Parker Cemetery, west of Mount Olive.

A native of Mount Olive, N.C., he was born Feb. 22, 1922, to the late John William and Mary Reaves Flowers.

He was a graduate of Mount Olive High School, and began a career in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot in World War II. He continued his military career for 33 years and fought in three wars. He received various medals and honors and retired in 1975 as a regular lieutenant colonel .

In addition to his parents, Mr. Flowers was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Flowers Kice; two sisters, Nancy Flowers Grantham and Lucille Flowers Thigpen; and two brothers, John William Flowers Jr. and Don Carlos Flowers.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Flowers; a son and daughter-in-law, Stan Flowers and Dr. Jeanne Flowers of Stuart, Va.; a granddaughter, Stacy Flowers Martin of Stuart; three grandsons, Darian Flowers of Raleigh, James Kice of Reno, Nev., and Private First Class Peter Kice of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; two great granddaughters; and three great grandsons.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 3939 Peters Creek Drive, Stuart, Va., 24171.

Arrangements by Tyndall Funeral Home of Mount Olive.


Published in Obituaries on June 12, 2008 1:52 PM