Frederick "Fred" Leigh Flowers, 64, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Born in Buffalo, New York on May 19, 1950, he was the son of Evelyn Rhodes Flowers and the late Enoch Doron Flowers.
Fred graduated from Broughton High School and went on to work for several local businesses before starting Hi-Tech Fabrication, along with his business partner Joseph Barbee. After a very long and successful career, Fred retired at the age of 50.
Those of us who knew and loved Fred know that he was never bored in retirement. He was very inquisitive and always willing to try new things. Fred was an avid fisherman and hunter. He developed a real love of fly-fishing which took him to the Bahamas often. He became interested in stock car racing and for some years traveled as part of the "race team" for a local driver. Woodworking was his next passion and we soon discovered that Fred could build anything. His need to be the very best at anything he attempted and his attention to detail brought forth some truly unique and beautiful pieces. Fred also had a passion for golf and played off and on throughout his life and became his final love. He worked hard at getting his game back and enjoyed the camaraderie of his golfing buddies.
Fred was preceded in death by his beloved father, Don and brother Donnie.
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He is survived by his loving wife, Christine, his mother Evelyn, sister in-law Sandra and several cousins, his daughter Sheri Hagerty and grandson McCabe Hagerty of Raleigh and daughter René Wilson, her husband Miles Wilson and newest grand-daughter Eleanor Wilson of Los Angeles, California.
So our son, husband, father, grandfather and dear friend, Fred is gone, but the special love and light he brought to all of our lives will live forever in our hearts. He was one very special person who asked very little and gave so much.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 11 AM at Mitchell Funeral Home (7209 Glenwood Avenue), with receiving of friends to follow.
Condolences to the family at www.MitchellatRMP.com