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Joe I. Flowers
Cheyenne Star
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Joe I. Flowers lived 58 years on a farm near Sweetwater passed away May 30, 2002, at the Erick Nursing Center at the age of 87 years, 4 months and 12 days. Joe was born January 18, 1915 in Erick, Oklahoma, to Anna Myrtle Morgan and Samuel Turner Flowers.
He attended school at Erick. Joe was married to Lois Haag at Mayfield, OK on January 8, 1938, at Preacher Montgomery's house. They had recently celebrated their 64th anniversary. He was a farmer, he was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church where he was Secretary and Song Leader. Joe worked at the Roger Mills County ASCS office in Cheyenne, Oklahoma for some 20 years while he was farming 2 farms. He retired in 1977.
Joe was a self taught musician. He could play the fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass-fiddle, basically anything with strings. He fiddled for years with the Erick Kitchen Band, a group of retired folks that entertained at as many as seven nursing homes and the Veteran's Hospital at Clinton each month.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, David, one grandson Robert, 5 brothers and sisters.
Services were held Monday, June 3, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Sweetwater First Baptist Church officiated by Ed Wrather. Burial was at the Buffalo Cemetery, Sweetwater, Beckham County, Oklahoma under the direction of Fatheree-Albert Funeral Home.
Survivors include: Lois of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Carlene Flowers of Orlando, FL, Joe Dale and Ester Flowers of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren, Melissa Mace of San Antonio, TX, Mike Flowers of St. Joseph, MO., Ginger DeMarquis of Tejaras, NM; two sisters, Elsie Dugger of Quintman, AR., Annalou Clifton of Las Vegas, NV; two brothers Paul Flowers of Norman, OK., S.T. Flowers of Tulsa, OK.; host of relatives and friends.

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