Daniel Padilla Flores of Fort Worth, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 3601 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth. Visitation: 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, August 27th, with rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook 76126.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Tarrant Area Food Bank, Fort Worth, Texas, or Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Fort Worth, Texas.
Dan was born on July 26, 1929, to Jose Luz and Lucia Flores in Fort Worth. About the time he was one year old, he moved with his family to Mexico City where he grew up. During his elementary and middle school years, he worked as a shoeshine boy at Chapultepec Park to help support his family. At the age of 14, however, he came back to Fort Worth to live with his aunt who impressed upon him the need to continue his education. After graduation from high school, he was drafted into the Army and spent several years in Korea. Soon after returning home, on Valentine’s Day 1953 he married the love of his life, Lilia Franco—a happy and loving marriage that lasted for over 60 years. He became the father of five children upon whom he always impressed the importance of education he had learned from his aunt. Dan graduated from TCU with a degree in physics and spent his career in the aerospace industry, often traveling to Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Dan loved to work in his yard. He loved volunteering at the Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. He loved working-out at the YMCA. He loved going to his Northside and his Southside breakfast gatherings. But his greatest love was for God and his family. Close second were his neighbors and his Saint Bartholomew Church family. He was a positive, energetic, and caring man. Oh, and he loved dancing too.
Dan will be dearly missed by so many, but never forgotten.
Dan was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lilia F. Flores; by his parents, Jose and Lucia Flores; by three brothers, Jose (Pepe), Roberto, and Armando; and by his sister, Lupe.
Survivors: Daughters, Yolanda Larkin, Teresa Atcheson and husband, Bob, and Elva Flores; sons, Raul Flores and wife, Pamela, and Carlos Flores. Dan has six grandchildren, Ben, Kelly, James, Samuel, Hanna, and Sara; and was great-grandfather to Jaxon and Bella. He also had one surviving brother, Elias Flores; and numerous nieces and nephews, all dearly loved by him.
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