Bill Allen Flowers, 72, of Mineral Wells, passed on from this world at his home Wednesday morning, June 26, 2013, at 5:45 a.m. with two of his daughters by his side. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Baum-Carlock & Bumgardner Funeral Home. Funeral service was Friday at 10 a.m. at Baum-Carlock followed by a 2 p.m. burial in Gainesville at Fairview Cemetery.
Bill was born in Marietta, Okla., April 3, 1941. He graduated from Mountain View Union High School in California in 1959. He then joined the United States Air Force where he was a Morse Interception Code Operator.
Bill married the love of his life, Carolyn Stanley, Jan. 3, 1964. After moving around quite a bit with his manager position at Duke & Ayers nickel and dime stores, they settled in Mineral Wells. In 1980, Bill started working for Keebler Cookie Company. Later in the 1990s he worked in several convenience stores in and around Mineral Wells where he met many people.
Bill was a loving father, grandfather and friend. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. Bill was a unique character, loved by many and will truly be missed.
Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Gay Flowers, and one sister, Julie Mae Flowers McCoy.
Survivors include daughters, Jennifer Lynn Flowers-Jones, and husband, Dustin, of Mineral Wells, Priscilla Flowers of Abilene, and Maybelle Tabo Tabo Corbo of Houston; brothers, Johnny Flowers, of Dennison, Bennie Barfield, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Braden Towler, Shalea Keith and Ryan Keith and numerous friends.
Condolences may be left at www.bcbfuneralhome.com.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home