Lawrence O. Flowers, 73, of Vienna, W.Va., passed away at 10:40 p.m., Sunday (Dec., 29, 2013), at Marietta Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was born on Aug. 6, 1940, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of Curtis Flowers and Ada Higgins Flowers.
Lawrence attended Belmont Grade School, graduated St. Marys High School, and graduated Washington State Community College with an associate degree in Industrial Technology. He was employed at American Bisque and later employed for 31 years at A. B. Chance Company where he was union president for 17 years, secretary of the Credit Union. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. His family was most important to him and he especially enjoyed watching his two granddaughters play sports. His hobbies were gardening, cooking and helping others.
On Oct. 14, 2000, he married Cheryl McCain who survives. Also surviving are two sons and one daughter by a previous marriage: Brenda Sue (Danny) Ellis, William Joe (Jeannette) Flowers, Larry Wayne (Heather) Flowers, all of Williamstown; step-daughter, Shanda Adams (Rob Kelley); seven grandchildren, Alexandria "Ali", Elizabeth "Liz", Albert, Kayla, Bonnie, Manuel and Kim; five step grandchildren, Gene, Abbie, Christian, Anna Grace and Makayla; two great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters: Garnet Malone of Waverly, Betty Reynolds of Belmont, Vaudia (Herscel) Greathouse of St. Marys; two brothers, Donald (Ellen) Flowers and Marvin Flowers, both of Waverly.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Geraldine Moore; and two brothers, Robert and Gale Flowers.
Funeral services will be held on Friday (Jan. 3) at 11 a.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Bob Long officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday after 2 p.m. with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.lankfordfh.com.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kelli Cawley and staff at Marietta Memorial Hospital.