Ben James Flowers, Jr., 75, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Memorial Health University in Savannah after a lengthy illness.
A resident of Jesup for most of his life, Ben was born on August 29, 1945 to the late Ben James Flowers, Sr. and Doris Bernice Williamson Flowers. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam and Cuba before returning home where he was a member of the boilermakers union and later worked for Alloy Cladding as superintendent for many years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the Masonic Lodge and earned the Scottish Rite 32nd Degree which is a supreme honor bestowed upon those who have demonstrated outstanding service to the brotherhood as well as professional and personal accomplishments. It is conferred on members who have made major contributions to society or to Masonry in general. In his spare time, B.J. enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-three years, Fran Flowers of Jesup; two children, James Bryan Flowers of Jesup and Derek Ray Flowers and wife, Ginny of Nahunta; brothers and sisters, Anne Graham of Jacksonville, Linda Ray of Orangeburg, SC, Johnny Flowers and wife, Audrey of Jesup, Mary Beth Walling of Jesup, Dennis Flowers and wife, Sylvia of Jesup, Kathy Lynn of Glennville, Nancy Griffin of Wilmington, NC, Michael Flowers of California, Terry Diller of Cochran, GA, Russell Flowers of Louisiana, Barry Flowers and wife, Gloria of Jesup, Thomas Flowers and wife, Misty of Jesup, Jennifer Bauer and Allison Kicklighter and husband, Andy of Jesup and grandchildren, Kyler Flowers, Shayla Flowers, Dylan Flowers, Caleb Arrington, Skyler Douglas, Mikylee Crews, Drew Garbutt, Hugh Long and Joseph Long. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with Reverends Larry Harris and Tim Horne officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home with COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines in effect.
Private interment will follow in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville.
Remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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