William E. Flowers, 91, Topeka, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
He was born March 25, 1927, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Ress and Nettie (Michael) Flowers. He served in United States Navy during WWII.
He was a switchman with Rock Island & Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring after 39 years.
Bill was a member of American Legion Post 400 and a 50 year member of the switchman's union.
On January 23, 1955, he married Betty J. Clark. She survives. Other survivors include their three children: Thomas Flowers, Betty Haynes and Joseph Flowers; his brother, Gerald Flowers; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm., Friday, May 11, 2018 at Parker-Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions. Interment will follow with military honors at Rochester Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission, 600 N Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608.
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