John R. Flocke
John R. Flocke
  • December 30, 1949 - December 29, 2017
  • Beaumont, Texas

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John Robert Flocke, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away on December 29, 2017, one day before his 68th birthday. John was the first of three sons born to Otto and Luise Flocke on December 30th, 1949 in Denton, TX. John moved to Beaumont in 1954 and was very involved in 4H and FFA. In 1967, his Grand Champion Steer provided him money to go to Texas A&M where he was on the dairy judging team. After Texas A&M, John joined the Army National Guard. He was honorably discharged as a 2nd Lieutenant, Reserve in 1977. He moved back to Beaumont, TX and began his endeavor as the owner and operator of Lone Star Irrigation, which has been operating for 37 years.

In 1984 John married his best friend and love of his life, Michelle Collins. They have been married for 34 years. Family was John's passion and he was most happy when he had a gathering of family and friends at his house. John was a lover of all animals and especially dogs.

John is a past board member of The Texas Turf and Irrigation Association. He was also involved in Beaumont Youth Soccer, and Trinity MYF.

John was preceded in death by his father, Otto Flocke, and mother, Luise Flocke. John is survived by his wife, Michelle, daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Steve Bellew of Katy, TX, daughter and son-in-law, Caitlin and Tommy Knight of Beaumont, TX, grandchildren, Jack and Emily Bellew , and Grayson Knight. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Diane Flocke of Nederland, TX and brother, Tim Flocke, of Beaumont, TX. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday, January 3rd at Forest Lawn Funeral Home/Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, TX 77703. Services will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Thursday, January 4th at 10:00 am. A lunch gathering after the burial will be held at Broussard's Centre, 1775 Calder St. , Beaumont, TX 77701.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southeast Texas Humane Society.

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