My good friend Erik’s dad died saturday. I remember kevin as a guy who woke up at 4 in the morning, and when I’d ride by his house in the AM he had his garage open hanging out in his garage. I’d pull up, and hed say “tell me a story”. He was a character, and I’d have to say one of a kind. I did some excavating for his Dad, Buck flowers. Kevin will be missed.
Kevin Ray Flowers, 52, of St. George Utah passed on to the next realm Saturday, June 21st, 2008. It was the first day of summer and Kevin was up and out early, as usual.
Kevin was born on January 22nd 1956 in Van Nuys, California, to Elmer Ray “Buck” Flowers and Lola Platts Flowers.
Kevin is survived by his mother Lola (Buck), brother Craig (Linda), sister Lana (Frank Emerson), sister Lori (Ed Burgess), son Erik (Nicole) and grandson Patton, son Colt, their mother Glenda (Sterling Fox), his beloved partner Teri Jo Vernlund and her sons Tyler and Shane, and an endless list of friends and well-wishers too numerous to name.
Kevin is preceded in death by his father Buck (1998), constant canine companions Snoop, Buddy, and Buster.
If you knew Kevin, you knew what he liked. He didn’t have hobbies, he had lifestyles. Boating, biking, customizing, modifying, joking, laughing, and being around people were his favorite things. He spent the last decade of his life doing exactly what he wanted, whenever he wanted. Few people dedicate themselves to their passions as fully as Kevin did. He spent a great deal of his time and energy helping his friends and family accomplish and solve the various goals and problems they brought to him, looking to him for guidance and leadership. There was no one else like him. Impossible to adequately describe, but instantly recognizable.
Viewing will be held at the Spilsbury Mortuary on 110 South Bluff, Wednesday June 25th at 6pm to 8pm and Thursday June 26th at 9am to 10am. Funeral Services will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary at 10 AM, followed by the Last Motorcycle Ride with Kevin to the burial site at Tonaquint Cemetery. Casual dress is encouraged. Guests are encouraged and asked to bring their motorcycles and join the procession as we all take one Last Ride with Kevin to his final resting place.
Last night Erik, Joey and I rode the bikes to mesquite. I’m dead positive wherever Kevin Flowers is, he’s proud of his sons. Proof that the beat goes on:
Kevin flowers genuinely inspires me like noone has in a long time. He lived pretty simply, but lived exactly how he wanted like his obit says. Thats gotta be how life is supposed to be.
I enjoyed the ride last night. It was a tribute I felt to eriks Dad.