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Joseph Flora Jr.

September 27, 1926 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Joseph Flora Jr. Obituary

Joseph Charles Flora Jr. was born on September 27,1926 in Portland, Oregon and passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on March 6, 2024 in Myrtle Point, Oregon.

Joe was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ruth (Cunningham) Flora; his parents Joseph & Theresa Flora; brother Lloyd James Flora; brother Blayne Joseph Flora; sister, Jeannette T. West; great nephew Jeremy Vaughn.  

Joe is survived by: son, Lloyd and wife Suzan Flora; daughter, Connie Flora Young; son, Bill and wife Cathy Flora; daughter, Amy and husband Arty Grabowski; son, Tom and wife Marlene Flora; daughter, Liz and husband Mike Hooper; nephew BJ and wife Darlene Flora; nephew Jim and wife Claire Vaughn; nephew Don and wife Naomi West; 17 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, 10 great nieces and nephews, 12 great great nieces and nephews and 3 great great great nieces and nephews.  

Joe served in the United States Navy from August 29, 1944 to June 7, 1946 during World War II.  He was awarded the American Area Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

He married Mary Ruth Cunningham November 29, 1947 in Camas Valley, Oregon.  They were married for 65 years.

At the age of 15, Joe went to work in the woods for his father, Joseph Charles Flora Sr., who was a co-owner of The Flora Logging Company and Carlton Railroad in Carlton, Oregon.  Many years later, after welcoming 5 of his 6 children, Joe went to night school and earned his GED.

In 1955 he and Mary committed their lives to Jesus Christ and faithfully served God and attended church for the rest of their lives. They served churches in California and Oregon.  Joe taught his children and grandchildern about the love of God and anyone and everyone else.  In fact, some of his nick names were preacher joe and holy joe.  Over the years Joe served as a Sunday school teacher, church board member, church treasurer and church janitor.  He was an active member of the New Horizon Church of God in Coquille, Oregon for over 30 years. 

Joe was a faithful fan of his children, grandchildren and his great grandchildren.  He took great joy in attending their sporting events.

His funeral service will be held at the Coquille New Horizon Church of God, March 14, 2024 at 10:00 am.  Interment will be held at the Norway Cemetery.

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Funeral Service
Thursday
March 14, 2024

10:00 AM
New Horizon Church of God
539 E. 8th Street
Coquille, Oregon 97423

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