Marvin P. Flowers passed away March 21, 2017
Marvin P. Flowers, 87, of Greenville, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Hunt Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Highland Terrace Baptist Church under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Dr. Chet Haney, Rev. John Foster and Rev. Royce Litchfield will officiate. Interment will follow at Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation was Friday, March 24, at the funeral home.
Mr. Flowers was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 29, 1929. He was the son of Pinkney Percy Flowers and Mary Emmaline Maud Ethel Hill Flowers. He married Joyce Jean Rollins on December 24, 1953 in Heber Springs, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on February 13, 1999. He married Barbara Jean Williams on January 3, 2009 in Greenville. Mr. Flowers was retired from the U. S. Army and from E-Systems in Greenville, where he was manager of Information Systems. He was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church and was active in the Salvation Army, Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH), and taught tax classes for AARP.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Flowers of Greenville; son, Bruce Flowers and wife, Aimee of Los Colinas; daughter, Tina Puckett and husband, Charlie of Allen; step-children, Larry Tippit of Grand Prairie, Steve Tippit and wife, Denise of Greenville and Diana Gifford and husband, Mike of Cooper; grandchildren, T. J. Puckett, Joseph Marvin Puckett, Avery Flowers and Emmaline Flowers; and step-grandchildren, Sarah Northcutt, Sam Tippit, Noah Tippit, Shelby Tippit, Sidney Tippit, Kate Tippit, Amelia Tippit, Kim Prieto, Ryan Toon, Laura Williams, Katy Gifford, Bud Toon and Buster Gifford.
Pallbearers will be Charles Roberts, David Roberts, Jerry Bench, Richard Hardy, David Diggs, Amos Lowry, Bill Dennis and Randy Ragan. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Friendship Sunday School Class at Highland Terrace Baptist Church.
The family requests memorials be made to Salvation Army or Highland Terrace Baptist Church Senior Adult Memorial Scholarship Fund.