Joe E. Flores, 69, a resident of Fenton, MI. and a former resident of Las Vegas, NM, passed away on May 23, 2019 in Fenton, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio and Agapita (Lopez) Flores. He is survived by a daughter, Consuelo Flores Beamer of Fenton, MI and a son Jose Flores II (Kasi) of Richland, NC; the mother of his children, Connie Robertson; one sister, Dolores O’Neal of Oklahoma; brothers: Pete Flores of Dearborn, MI and Nash Flores of Oklahoma and the following grandchildren; Tyler, Landen, Clayten, Benicio, and Manuel.
Joe was born in Las Vegas, NM on April 2, 1950. He retired in 1987 as Master Gunnery Sergeant for the U. S. Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged from the U. S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, CA. He was a highly decorated Marine, receiving the Good Conduct Medal with 5 stars, The Sea Services Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation (w 1 star), Vietnam Service Medal (w 1 star), the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal , the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Gallantry, Good conduct Medal, the Cross Color (with palm), the Navy Unit Commendation Certificate of Recognition, and a Certificate of Commendation.
A visitation will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd. from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with a rosary on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019. Graveside services with full military honors will follow at 10:30 a.m. in the Santa Fe National Cemetery.