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Horace Flournoy Jr.

08/27/1929 - 09/14/2022

Obituary For Horace Flournoy Jr.

Horace Flournoy, Jr. of Whitehouse, Texas went home to his heavenly resting place on September 14, 2022, at the age of 93. Horace, Jr. was born in the New Bethel community of Flint, Texas on August 27, 1929. He was the ninth born of ten siblings, and one of two children born to the union of Horace and Lebertha Flournoy. His siblings were: T.K. Flournoy, Eloise Dews, Henry Edward Barron, Hattie Reedy, Theodore Flournoy, Phinesse Flournoy, James Barron, Elstein Barron, Gussie Lee Barron and Doris Flournoy-Gross.

Horace was an honor student at Lee Spring Elementary and at Stanton High School. He graduated from Stanton High School as Salutatorian in 1947 and went on to attend Butler College with a major in Agriculture. In 1950, Horace met Dorothy Mae Hale of Gilmer, Texas at New Bethel Church. They were married in December 1950, and from this point on he persevered with determination to achieve great accomplishments for himself and his generations. He took a job at Ideal Bakery in Texas in 1951. In 1953 he loaded up his wife and two young daughters and moved north to Chicago. Horace found work with Ford Motor Company, Curtiss Candy Company, and finally, Chicago Transit Authority, where He remained until he retired in 1987. He drove the bus to support his wife and four children (three daughters and one son: Cynthia, Althea, Horace III and Dorothea) In 1961, Horace was ordained as a Deacon at Williams Temple Missionary Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities, including Deacon, Head Trustee, Chair of the Bus Ministry, picking up children from all over Chicago for Sunday School, Adult Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, church electrician, plumber, roofer, groundskeeper and many other duties as needed.

He purchased a home where he would raise his family with his wife at his side. From 1972 – 1982, Horace and Dorothy were founding members of Pioneer Missionary Baptist Church, and they ultimately landed at Greater New Testament Missionary Baptist Church where he remained as a deacon and active member for the duration of his time in Chicago.

In 1987, once Horace retired, he and Dorothy moved back to East Texas and settled in Whitehouse. He has been a Deacon at New Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Whitehouse, Texas since his return. Horace was honored along with several others by East Texas Ministers in 2011 for over Fifty years of service as a Deacon. He has been a Deacon for over 60 years! Additionally, this past December, Horace and Dorothy celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary! Their 70th anniversary was documented in the Tyler Texas local newspaper and received a proclamation from the State of Texas.

Mourning his passing, but rejoicing in his exemplary life and new home in heaven include his wife of nearly 72 years, Dorothy Mae Hale Flournoy; Children: Cynthia Lyle-Rhodes (James), Althea Lovette (John), Horace Flournoy, III (Joann); Son-in-law Richard Evans; Grandchildren: Duane Lyle (Natalie), Juan Lyle, Kiaisha Barber(Alonzo), Avi Seward (Wayne), Richard Evans Jr., Horace Flournoy IV, Joseph Edwards, Rishone Evans (Brittany), Amber Gardner (Drew), Donevera Bailey (Donnell), Imani Rhodes, Kia Smith and Raman Smith; Great-Grandchildren: Jevon Lyle, Alonzo (A.J.) Barber, Aniyah Evans, Quincie Barber, Ellis Byrd, Jordan Lyle, Aliyah Evans, Kaleb Evans, Payton (P.J.) Edwards, Jackson Barber, Ian Lyle, Khalif Callegari, Harper Seward, Emerson Gardner, Parker Gardner, Jacob Lyle, Ammi Callegari, Ky’Mani Evans, Abbi Callegari, Joseph Edwards Jr., Razir Smith, Hudson Gardner, and Zarah Edwards; and a countless host of extended family and friends near and far.

Horace’s mother, father, each of his siblings and his beloved daughter, Dorothea Larue Flournoy Evans, preceded him in death.

Visitation is Wednesday, 9/21/2022 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Harmon Funeral Home, 1112 N Palace Ave, Tyler, TX 75702. Homegoing Service will be on Thursday, 9/22/2022. Viewing is at 12:00 p.m. and Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at South Spring Baptist Church, 17002 US Hwy 69 South, Tyler, Texas 75703. Rev. Stephen Lynch, New Canaan M.B.C., Whitehouse, Texas officiating.

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