Thomas Golding Flowers

Published 4:46 pm Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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Thomas “Tommy” Golding Flowers died July 6, 2021 in his home in Montgomery, Alabama under hospice care and surrounded by family. 

Tommy taught history and civics at Andalusia High School from 1959 to 1963 and married fellow Andalusia High School teacher Sherry Rabren in 1960. He will be buried in Andalusia.

Tommy was born in Florence, Alabama to parents Hubert A. Flowers, an athletic coach and later athletic director at the University of North Alabama, and Minnie Golding Flowers, an elementary school teacher. He earned a Bachelor of Science at Florence State College and a Master of Science at Troy State College. He retired from employment with the State of Alabama with over 40 years of service, most recently as the director of the State Department of Personnel.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Sherry; his daughter, Lee of Tallahassee, Florida; his son, Jeff and wife, Bonnie, of Madison, Alabama; his granddaughter, Anna of Madison; and his brother, Alan and wife, Curtis, of Florence.

A graveside service at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery will be held Friday, July 16, at 11 a.m. Visitation at Leak Memorial Chapel in Montgomery will be Thursday, July 15, 3 to 6 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of a donation to either the Alabama Archives and History Foundation in Montgomery or Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, North Carolina.