Wilburn “Pete” Flournoy, 78, of Tenaha
Wilburn “Pete” Flournoy, 78, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in
Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with
Bro. James Hall and Bro. Dock Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow at Buena Vista Cemetery in Shelby
Mr. Flournoy was born July 1, 1941, in the Patroon Community of Shelby County, to Arbie Alec Flounoy and
Zelma Viola Wilkinson Flournoy. He graduated from Center High School and went on to join the United States
National Guard. Mr. Flournoy retired after thirty-eight years from the Texas Highway Department. His hobbies
included hunting, taking care of his cows, gardening, and most of all, playing with grandbabies. Mr. Flournoy
was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church in Timpson, where he served as a Deacon.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carolyn Flournoy of Tenaha, Texas; children, Kenneth Flournoy and wife
Cheryl of Tenaha, Texas and Susan Flournoy Hairgrove of Tenaha, Texas; grandchildren, Jessica Bush and
husband Colton of Tenaha, Texas, Colton Hairgrove of Tenaha, Texas, Taylor Burns and husband Lynn of
Tenaha, Texas, and Matthew Flournoy of Tenaha, Texas; great grandchildren, Eli Bush of Tenaha, Texas, Addie
Bush of Tenaha, Texas, and Layton Burns of Tenaha, Texas; brother, Guy Flournoy and wife Joyce of Shreveport,
Louisiana; sisters, Katie Purdy of Houston, Texas, Weeda Lowry of Center, Texas, Sarah Lewis and husband John
of Huntington, Texas, and Rachel Brannon and husband Ronnie of Hallsville, Texas; sister-in-law, Dorothy
Flournoy of Longview, Texas; brother-in-law, George Duke of Timpson, Texas; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles,
and other family members; and special friend, Matthew Wright.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Arbie Alec and Zelma Viola Flournoy; grandchild, Emmie Burns; brothers,
Dalton Flournoy, Clifford Flournoy, Paul Flournoy; sister, Betty Duke; sisters-in-law, Norma Flournoy and Jean
Flournoy; and brothers-in-law, Ray Lowry and Jimmy Purdy.
Pallbearers will be Colton Hairgrove, Colton Bush, Matthew Flournoy, Lynn Burns, Matthew Wright, and Paul
A special thanks to Sara Moore at Texas Home Health and Hospice.
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