Grady “Sonny” Flowers of Vidor, Texas passed away on Thursday June 24, 2021 at Baptist Hospital located in Beaumont, Texas after reaching the age of 85 years old.
Sonny was born on December 21, 1935 in San Augustine, Texas. After spending his early childhood in San Augustine, Sonny moved to Beaumont at the age of 10 and spent his remaining childhood in the area. As a very young man, Sonny learned to work hard and to take on whatever job was available to support himself and his family. He worked in oil refineries, delivery trucks, paint and body shops, and even worked for Rainbow Bread Company for 9 years.
Sonny worked hard towards becoming a pipe fitter with the Pipefitters Local Union 195 in Port Arthur. After trade school he spent much of his career traveling across the country. Sonny was always very active never really retired. He worked for Metal Mart in Texas and Louisiana in between fishing trips to the lake.
You may be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. May you always walk in sunshine and Gods love around you flow, for happiness you gave us, no one will ever know. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, for part of us went with you. The day god called you home.
He is survived by his wife, Maye Flowers of Vidor, TX.; his daughter, Susan Smith of Carencro, LA; and his brother, Clint Flowers of Angleton, TX; his numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; along with other loving family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by his two daughters, Cindy Flowers and Sally Lyle; his son, Sheldon Flowers; and his parents, Grady and Ola Flowers.
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