OBITUARY

Odilon G Flores

January 1, 1940October 9, 2020

Odilon G. Flores, 80, went to be with his Lord on October 9, 2020. He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Maclovio and Guadalupe Flores on January 1, 1940.

Odilon is preceded in death by his parents: Maclovio Flores and Guadalupe G. Flores, grandmother: Teodula Flores Mendez, sister: Maria Esperanza Flores; brothers: Mario and Roberto Flores.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years: Yolanda H. Flores; children: Elaine H. Flores and Carlos H. Flores and his wife Linda; grandchildren: Candace Lauren Flores, Tristan Jude Flores, Elayna Jessalynn Flores; siblings: Berta (Andres) Villegas, Jovita Cruz, Julia Flores, Louisa (Willie) Riojas, Rosa (Alfredo) Moreno, Martin (Consuelo) Flores, Federico Flores, Felipe (Aurora) Flores and Miguel Flores; numerous nieces and nephews.

Odilon regularly held multiple positions of employment at once. He prided himself in earning a living and working hard. Shortly after graduating from Sidney Lanier High School in San Antonio, Texas, in 1959, he joined the 1st & 2d Rif & Wpns Plt Co C 1/141 Infantry with the U. S. Army until December of 1966. He worked at Montgomery Wards Co. from August of 1961 to February of 1998. In December of 1975, he also joined the 433rd Air Wing, 74th Aerial Port Squadron with the U. S. Air Force until December of 1999. He served both Military branches for a combined thirty years of service. In March of 1985, he added his Civil Service employment with the U. S. Government, Kelly Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas, until August of 2000. His military duties provided him opportunities to travel the world. He enjoyed various trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Spain, Japan, and Germany, to name a few. In late 2000, Odilon tried retirement. However, soon found out it was not for him. He then joined the workforce at Goodwill Industries to pass the time; that quickly ended up totaling twenty years. Odilon loved his grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to take them to the Circus, Ice Capades, Kiddie Park, the San Antonio Zoo and/or fishing. He was caring and generous. He loved to help people down on their luck. He was witty and mischievous. He often broke the ice with strangers, by sharing a joke. You could not take him anywhere, without him running into someone he knew. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him and loved him.

Due to restrictions on public gatherings, the visitation for Odilon at Roy Akers Funeral Home-515 North Main Ave. 78205- will be limited to 40 people in the building at a time. There will be a public visitation period on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with the Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. On Friday, October 23, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., the Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Prayers at Roy Akers, with Interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 23, 2020

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Joseph Sanchez

October 16, 2020

May the Lord give you peace. Salute to a "Brother in Military".
Joseph & Mary Sanchez

Katherine Lopez

October 14, 2020

Mr. Flores had a gentle disposition but a fierce presence with his loving smile and spirit. Our family had the pleasure of spending various special occasions and time with him which we will cherish always. We are eternally grateful for his friendship and service he provided in his lifetime. We are blessed to have had the opportunity to be in his path. His legacy will continue and is already reflected in his loving wife, children and extended family.
With prayers and sympathy,
Louis, Katherine, Joshua, Ethan, and Joslynn Lopez

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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