It is with sadness that I share the news of the death of John Buchanan Flowers of Lynchburg, Va., on April 22, 2020. A service has not been announced at this time.
At Episcopal High School, John was a monitor, managing editor of the Chronicle, and president of the Fairfax Literary Society. He was a member of the Honor Committee, E Club, Missionary Society, and the varsity football, soccer, and track teams. John’s yearbook noted that “on the athletic field John had bulldog determination and unflagging team spirit. His enthusiasm is not limited to sports, however, but is also evident in studies and in the integral part he takes in school activities and organizations. The other side of John is his easy-going nature and spontaneous laugh. The good humor and integrity of John have made him one of the best-liked and most respected members of the senior class.”
After his time on The Holy Hill, John graduated from Davidson College, received his medical
degree from Duke University, and attended the School of Forestry at Virginia Tech.
John is preceded in death by his brother George Horace Flowers III ’61. He is survived by his
wife, Margaret, as well as his children, brother William Washington Flowers ’67, cousin Clinton Wadsworth White ’98, and other family members.
Please join me in prayer for John and his family.
O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day our brother John. We thank you for giving him to us, his family and friends, to know and to love as a companion on our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Rev. Betsy Carmody Gonzalez
Episcopal High School