Howard Lowe Flora Jr., of Virginia Beach, died peacefully Oct. 15, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was 70.
“Junior,” as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born Dec. 26, 1944, to Howard L. Flora Sr. and Juanita Earp Withrow at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. He served our country proudly in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Double Tree Hotel until his retirement. Howard will always be remembered as a loving father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed.
Howard was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 19 years, Berneda Strickland Flora; father, Howard Sr.; and brothers, Keith Allen Withrow and David Raymond Flora.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Scott Flora and wife Nancy, Gene Flora and Michael S. Strickland and wife Meredith; mother, Juanita Withrow; sisters, Mildred Kellum and husband Donald, Barbara Sweat and husband Jimmy, Linda Scott and husband Michael, Ginger Harris and husband Vince and Mary Welton and husband Mike; brothers, Donney Flora and Paul Flora and wife Jennifer; grandchildren: Courtney Flora, Nicole Flora, Rebecca Flora, Ethan Flora and Dexter Strickland; beloved best friend, “Sammy”; and a number of extended family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations with a celebration of life to be held at 7 p.m.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations.
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