A graveside funeral service, with military honors, for Thomas Murray Flowers, 87, of Mullin, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 26 at Jenkins Springs Cemetery near Brownwood. Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Flowers died Wednesday March 20, 2019 at his home.

Thomas Murray Flowers was born on Aug. 3, 1931 in Early to Luther Thomas and Lena Belle (Williamson) Flowers. He attended and graduated from Early schools and married Rhelda Huckaby in Early on Dec. 24, 1950. Mr. Flowers served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 until 1954, during the Korean War. Tom later joined the San Angelo Police Department where he served for 31 years, retiring as a Lieutenant.

Tom is survived by a son, Vance Flowers and wife Deborah; a daughter, Kacie J. Taylor and husband Jonathan; five grandchildren, Tara Flowers Sweet, Mikaela E. Bingle, Sabra R. Ward, Jonathon K. Taylor, III and Jordan K. Huffman; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Othella Graham.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rhelda Huckaby Flowers; and two sisters, Bernice Chrane and Gwen Smith.

Condolences, memories and tributes can be offered to the family online at heartlandfuneralhome.net.