Joe Flores, age 79, formerly of Archer City, Texas, went to be with the Lord on June 20, 2021 at his daughter’s residence in Raymondville, Missouri.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City with Bobby Dean, Pastor of First Christian Church of Archer City, officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Aulds Funeral Home.
Joe was born September 10, 1941 in Walters, Oklahoma to the late Jessie Velis Flores and Mercedes Tina Martinez Flores. He was raised in Frederick, Oklahoma where he attended Frederick Schools.
Joe proudly served his country in the United States Army from December 1961 until January 1963. He was trained as a marksman, a sharpshooter and 1st class gunner and earned a good conduct medal.
He was employed by Dr. Flanagan at Frederick Animal Hospital and Dallas Automotive until he moved to Archer City. He then was employed by Tranter, Inc. in Wichita Falls for fifteen years until his retirement. He completed his final working days as a laborer, a welder and a small business man.
Joe married Dianne J. Hampton on March 30, 1980 in Wichita Falls. She preceded him in death on November 12, 1996.
Survivors include his daughter, Tina Marie Flores and Jody Jones; two grandsons, Jimmy Joe Jones and Candace and Jesse James Jones all of Raymondville, Missouri; step-daughters, Susan Sharp and husband, Quinton of Tipton, Oklahoma, Barbara Wise and family of Owasso, Oklahoma; step-son, John Hampton and wife, Tracy and family of Wichita Falls; grandson, Jarrod Sharp and wife, Michelle and two great-grandchildren of Geronimo, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Jona Howell and husband, Banjo and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Johnny Flores and wife, Wallie of Frederick, Oklahoma, Mercy Flores of Frederick, Oklahoma; sisters, Mary Leyja Gonzalez and husband, Ray of Wichita Falls, Terresa Perez and husband, Santos of Ardmore, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews who loved him very much.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Lois Coronado.
Aulds Funeral Home
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Archer City, TX 76351