Arthur C. “Art” Flowers, 78, of Sedalia, passed away at his home on Friday, August 5, 2022.
He was born February 10, 1944, in Tama, Iowa, son of Darlo D. and Della A. (Crabtree) Flowers. On September 14, 1963, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sedalia, he was united in marriage to June E. Wolff by Reverend Walter Strickert.
Art wanted to serve his country and left high school to enlist in the Armed Forces. He served his country honorably 1961 to 1965 in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era and Cuban Crisis. He then served two years in the Reserves after he was discharged from active duty.
He completed his GED while in the Air Force then later earned an Associate’s degree in Management from State Fair Community College.
In his early years, he worked at MFA Transportation as a truck driver and was later promoted to manager of the terminal station in Sedalia. He later worked as the Director of Supportive Employment at the Center for Human Services / Ewing Vocational Center helping find jobs for clients retiring after 30 years of service.
He enjoyed fishing, nature and was knowledgeable on history. He was a great dad and a father figure to many. Art had a deep appreciation and understanding of life and passed these traits to his children.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, June, of the home; three daughters, Janeice Dodick (Frank), of Sedalia, Darla Thompson, of Houston, TX and Holly Carey (Kevin), of Windsor; two sisters, Trudy Jacobs (Harold), of Elkhart, IN and Darla Kvidera, of Champaign, IL; five grandchildren, Travis Woolery, Natalie Featherston (Steven), Jillian Caldwell (Dennis), Marcus White and Michael White; and three great-grandchildren, Zeek Arthur Featherston, Kara Saylor and Jace Caldwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Crown Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jeremy Freeman officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 2591.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Camye Callis Gaspard Memorial Fund or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in care of Heckart Funeral Home.