W. D. “Dub” Flowers, 84, of Hope, died Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas. He was born on January 15, 1928, in Spring Hill, to Will and Annie Maude Collins Flowers.
Mr. Flowers was a member of Unity Baptist Church, a Mason, a member of Woodmen of the World, Past President of the Hope Lions Club, a member of the Golden K, a former member of the Hope Zoning and Planning Commission, and a former head delegate to the Arkansas State Democratic Convention. He proudly served his country as a veteran of the United States Army during World War II and the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He began his career in Hope working at Crow Burlingame and Young Chevrolet, later becoming co-owner and operator of J. B. Cook Auto Parts where he worked over 50 years until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting , fishing, and hanging out in his shop telling stories to his friends and family.
He was preceded in death by, his parents; his loving wife of 48 years, Daris Jean Formby Flowers; seven brothers, Sid, John, Cebron, Lonnie J., Deebo, Oscar Vernon and Hollis “H. V.” Flowers; three sisters, Corrine Kidd, Lorane McBryde and Ethel Smith; and an infant sister, Fannie Flowers.
He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Jean Flowers Fry and husband, Jimmy, of Hope; two grandchildren, Rocky Wayne Ray and wife, Jennifer, of McKinney, Texas, and Katie Gordon and husband, Adam Rider, of Hope; a great-grandchild, Luke Jennings Rider, of Hope; and, numerous relatives and many special friends.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rainbow of Challenges, 500 South Main Street, Hope, Arkansas, 71801.
Funeral serviced will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday January 2, 2013, at Brazzel/Oakcrest Chapel, with Bro. Glenn Tropp and Bro. Jerry Kidd officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hope. Arrangements by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director. Online guestbook: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com