Roland Daniel Flowers, age 72, of Beaverton, and a longtime resident of the Mendon and Centreville area, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at his home.
He was born Dec. 30, 1938, in Sturgis, a son of the late Carl and Florence (Miller) Flowers.
Roland’s early life was spent in Sturgis, where he attended Sturgis High School. He had resided in the Centreville and Mendon area for more than 30 years, relocating to Beaverton following his retirement.
He retired after 29 years of managing the Checker Oil station in Sturgis, which is now known as Speedway. Roland was proud to have served his country with the U.S. Navy for four years.
Roland enjoyed hunting, fishing, wintering in Florida, visiting with friends and riding his Trike. He also loved taking golf cart rides with his dogs, Buddy and Amber.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 38 years, Janet; four daughters, Rexane (Byron) Dell, Renae Davis, Michelle Muller and Carla Gadson; two sons, Carl Flowers and Roland Flowers Jr.; 42 grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Debra (Gary) Kindig; five brothers, Keith Flowers, Richard (Margaret) Flowers, Alfred (Mary) Flowers, all of Centreville, and Randy (fiancée Lori Shaw) Flowers of Burr Oak; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Danny Flowers.
The family will receive friends from 2-4:45 p.m. Saturday at Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, where a funeral service celebrating the life of Roland Flowers will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation will follow the service.
Following the service, the family invites all to join them for a dinner and continued fellowship at Christian Fellowship Church, 201 N. St., Sturgis.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Flowers’ memory consider Borgess Cardiology Group, 1717 Shaffer St., Suite 232, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.
His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.