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Howard Lee Flora

February 13, 1929 - July 10, 2017

Howard Lee Flora, 88, went home to be with the Lord on July 10, 2017. He was predeceased by his wife, June, who passed away December 10, 2016. Also predeceasing are parents, Samuel and Eva Flora and siblings Robert Flora, Helen Jones, Virginia Geusic and Mildred Bland. Survivors include his children, Linda (Marc), Karen (Geoff), Susan and Ray; grandchildren, Charity (David), Wendy (BJ), Will (Whitney), Andy (Emma), Holly (Richard), Danielle (Stephen and her Dad Scott) and Cherie; great grandchildren, Joey, Brittany, Sabrina, Celeste`, Evalee and Jacob; great great grandchild, Karsen. He is also survived by his sister, Ruth of Chesapeake, VA, along with many nieces and nephews.

Howard was born February 13, 1929 in South Norfolk, Virginia. He was a graduate of South Norfolk High School, where he was active in baseball and track and had placed fourth in a district track meet. Shortly after graduating, he was drafted into the army during the Korean War and served nearly two years, where he spent most of his service in Paris, France. He always enjoyed talking about his experiences in France and had learned how to speak enough French to effectively communicate with the French people. In 1956, he married June Rae Roberson, who remained his wife of nearly 60 years until her recent passing in 2016. He was a loving husband and devoted father to his four children. In 1987, he retired from the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia, as a machinist after over 30 years of service. In previous years, he enjoyed participating in the senior games in Currituck, NC, along with his wife. They were proud of the many medals they received while partaking in the games. He also enjoyed reading his Bible daily. His favorite television show was the “The Price is Right” game show and was able to attend the live show in 2014.

He served for many years as a deacon at Northwest Baptist Church in Chesapeake and taught Sunday school from time to time. He was a current member of Great Hope Baptist Church in Chesapeake. Howard loved the Lord with all his heart and lived his life by the Word of God. His life reflected his strong faith in Christ. Due to his testimony, others came to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel

929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322


Service Information

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel

929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Funeral Service and rendering of Military Honors


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Location:

Moyock Memorial Cemetery

240 Caratoke Hwy.
Moyock, NC 27958

Committal Service


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