William Edward Flowers Sr., 89, a resident of Gallatin, TN, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021. He served in the Cold War and was a proud member of BUSMVA and F Company 40th Armor Berlin Brigade (Turner Tankers). He is a retiree from Sears, Roebuck, & Co. and the Sumner County Board of Education. He was a deacon at Hendersonville Church of Christ and an elder at Hartsville Church of Christ. He loved God and was a dedicated husband and father. He was passionate about his job as caretaker at Whispering Pines Christian Camp, where he could be creative and loved to leave things better than he found them. He had a talent for woodworking and absolutely loved Christmas. He had many passions throughout his life, such as fishing, skiing, reading, and one of his greatest passions in life was traveling the world.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth G. Flowers.
He is survived by his wife, Irma Holt Flowers, and his children, Susan Flowers, Eddie Flowers (Lia), and Heidi D’Agostino (Dom) his sister Sug Childers (Ray), and his stepchildren, Gary Holt (Mary Kaye), Wayne Holt (Quida), Barry Holt (Debbie), and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org, or to Alive Hospice at www.alivehospice.org.
A celebration of life service will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 E. Main St., on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 1:00PM with burial and military honors to follow. Visitation will begin at 12:00PM.