Melvin Montgomery Flora
August 10, 1944 – September 8, 2018
RALEIGH – Melvin M. Flora, 74, passed at home Saturday with his family surrounding him. He was born in Rocky Mount, NC. He was a successful business owner. Melvin believed in the true value of time spent with his family and friends. He was proceeded in death by his father, Fred Elton Flora, Sr. and his brother, Mickey Flora.
An avid fisherman, he was happiest at the N.C. Coast on his Grady White trolling for the big one. When he wasn’t on the water he loved playing golf. He was one of the original founders of the Flora Golf Invitational Tournament that has continued for 47 years.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 44 years, Faye Noell Flora of the home, children, Scott Flora (Brigit) of Bolivia, NC, Melanie Flora of Raleigh, his mother, Mildred Williams Flora of Wendell, NC, siblings Freddie Flora (Faye) of Virginia Beach, VA, Butch Flora (Lynn) of Raleigh, Annette Carrico (Sam) of Wilmington, NC and his grandson, Sutton Flora.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transitions Life Care or the Jimmy V. Foundation.
Funeral service 3 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 1:30 – 3:00 pm prior to the service. In celebration of Melvin’s life and just two of the things he loved the most, the family is requesting that those in attendance feel free to wear NC State or fishing attire.