Edward Wharton Flowers

Edward Wharton Flowers

Edward Wharton Flowers passed away on Monday, December 30 at Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare Facility.  He was born on December 4, 1924.
Ed was an active Navy Veteran volunteering at Bay Pines for many years and served his country from 1942-1946 in World War II and after the war from 1946-1948 on both the USS Bell (DD-587) and the USS Damato (DD-871).  His smile was infectious and he always took time to talk with the veterans and caretakers at Bay Pines.
Ed belonged to the Masons for 55 years at Pinellas Daylight Lodge, Number 3858 at 11641 59th Street, Pinellas Park, Florida and a member of the Selema Grotto at 3000 16th Street North Saint Petersburg, Florida.  He was also a member of the Lealman United Methodist Church.
Ed married Ada May Grimes (deceased in May 1991) in 1947 and they had one son Roland John Flowers (deceased in May 2018).  He is survived by his loving granddaughter Victoria (Tory Flowers) Stagnaro and husband Eric Stagnaro of Berwyn, PA; his loving grandson Joshua Roland Flowers and wife Anne Halsey-Flowers of Chicago, IL; his loving granddaughter Danielle Flowers of Harrison, NJ; and his adoring great-grandchildren Maria, Eva, Jimmy, and Emerson.
Ed married Rosemary Lima (deceased in January 2016) in April of 1997.  They had a beautiful marriage full of laughter and fun in Florida.  They played a lot of cards and spent time with their loving family.  Ed is also survived by family of Rosemary including: niece Pattie Golaskie O.F.S. and great-nephew Bobby Pyke of Foxworth, MS; nephew John Allen and wife Lori Allen of Winter Haven, FL, and nephew Donald Goloskie and his wife Connie, of Pinellas Park and Elgin, IL.
A Chapel Service will take place at the Sorenson Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Pam DeDea from the Lealman United Methodist Church with the committal service following at Bay Pines National Cemetary at 1:30 p.m.  Members of the Masons have been asked to attend.


  • Roland and Karen Pattinson Posted January 5, 2019 12:47 am

    Please accept our deepest sympathies upon the passing of Eddie Flowers. We are keeping Tori and Eric; Josh and Anne, and Danielle in our prayers along with Eddie’s great grandchildren. He served his country well and lived a full and generous life.

  • Ruth S Pattinson Posted January 5, 2019 12:52 am

    I was saddened to hear of Eddie’s passing. Although we had lost touch a few years ago, I often wondered how he was doing. Please accept my sympathies on the loss of a true hero, and a wonderful human being.

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