CHRIS NEIL FLOWERS, age 63, of Mills River, NC, passed away peacefully at his home on January 17, 2020 after battling cancer. Chris was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. Chris attended Palm Beach Lakes High School. He completed technical courses in small engine and automotive repair. After leaving West Palm Beach, Chris made his home in North Carolina. Upon attaining a Master Electrician’s License, he formed Hendersonville Electrical Contracting, Inc. in 1999. Chris was very handy and enjoyed building things and solving electrical problems. He enjoyed boating, swimming and fishing, especially in the ocean. Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway and exploring the waterfalls was something he not only enjoyed but loved sharing with others. He enjoyed working in the yard and planting flowers. Much like his Mother, Chris loved music and would listen to many varieties. He was also a lover of animals, dogs and cats. He had a wonderful way of making people laugh as he had an infectious smile. Chris loved his family near and far. More than anything, Chris loved all of his daughters and each held a special place in his heart.
Chris is predeceased by his parents, Martell L. Flowers and Harriet (Rogers) Flowers Butts; his grandparents, Wade E. Rogers, Sr., and Bennie Ruth Roberson; and Pearl and Frank Flowers. He is survived by his girlfriend Karen Breeding; his ex-wives, Jill Casey and Deborah Flowers; sister, Jean Flowers Goodbrand and brother-in-law Walter Goodbrand; sister, Janet Flowers Wloch; daughters, Kristi Colmenero; Jacqueline Rachel Flowers; Kelly Flowers; Kendall Flowers; and Katlyn Flowers. Chris leaves behind several nieces, a nephew, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, as well as other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2pm at the Chapel in the Pines of Jackson Funeral Service with Chaplin Colby Truesdell officiating.
The family extends their thanks to Dr. Lynn Howie; the doctors, nurses and staff of Four Seasons Hospice for their medical care and kindness to Chris. The family especially thanks Justin Breeding for assisting his mother, Karen in their very compassionate care of Chris during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Chris’s memory may be made to a local pet shelter or to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.comor PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.