John Higinio Flores
Sgt. John Higinio Flores, US Army (Ret), 70, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at 12:27 a.m. surrounded by his loving family and friends after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer that began in 1992 until the Lord called him home.
John was born in Lockhart on Dec. 27, 1938, to Higinio and Carmen Flores, who preceded him in death.
John is survived
by his devoted wife and soul mate, Mary, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage on April 18, 2009; his loving daughters and son-in-law: Jean, Carol, Sheila and husband, Ted Yanis, Melissa (“Missy,” his sidekick); grandchildren: Gina and husband, Danny Vega, Teddy Yanis (his pride and joy), and Stephanie and husband, Eddie Baker. Great grandchildren: Danny Vega, Trevor and Maddison Baker; his sisters, Mary and husband, Pete Carrizales, and Gloria and husband, Del Moncivais; his brothers, Jimmy Flores and wife, Rosie, and David Flores and wife, Martha; and his three best friends: Fermin Islas, Martin Benavides and Roy Sosa.
John served 25 years in the military, he was a Vietnam Veteran, a member of the American Legion Post 0083, and a Life member of the Pan American Golf Association. John loved golf and he enjoyed playing with his grandson. He loved to barbecue and he used that gift to help with American Cancer benefits and anyone who needed financial help.
John exemplified true friendship. He was a best friend, brave, unique, accepting, easy going, a good listener, always willing to lend a hand, wise, trustworthy, understanding, and most of all, loved.
Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend; John fought his battle courageously to the end.
You will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.
Recitation of the rosary was at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at Angel Funeral Home, in Austin, Texas. The family planned to receive friends from 8 – 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, at DeLeon Funeral Home in Lockhart. Funeral mass was scheduled at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Thursday, with burial with full military funeral honors following in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The Flores family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Michael Regan, Dr. John Sandbach, and the ICU nurses at Seton Northwest hospital for their care of Mr. Flores.
Services under the direction of the DeLeon Funeral Home, 110 Cedar, Lockhart, Texas. (512) 376-6200.