US Navy


Dr. Joseph Blain "J.B." Flowe

September 4, 1936 ~ March 13, 2019 (age 82)

Dr. Joseph Blaine "J.B." Flowe, age 82 of Forest City died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his home.  He is a member of Life-Stream Church in Chesnee, South Carolina. J. B. was the former pastor of Oakland Worship Center, and a director and graduate of Omni Bible School.  He taught at Omni Bible Training Center and helped launch two Bible Schools in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa.  Ministering to prisons and was a servant to the community.  As a business owner, he was a Master of Mechanics.

Known as "J.B", he grew up outside of Charlotte, North Carolina in the Mint Hill area with a love for drag racing, followed by a love for the air.  After piloting in the United States Navy, he continued private piloting services.

As a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, he leaves worn pages of his treasured Bibles he used as his navigation system going forward in life.  After J. B. gave his life to Christ, he was completely committed to the call.  He would always point you towards Jesus.  It is with love and thankfulness we can celebrate his life and legacy.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Jessie Hutchins Flowe, and her children, Robbie Radford, Sharon Causby, Kim Ross, and the late Chris Radford.

He is also survived by his daughters, Debra Flowe, Carrie Flowe Moore, Jennifer Flowe McConnell as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren,  and brother, Tom Flowe. There are also a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  His brothers, Bill Flowe and Bobby Flowe preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday, March 16, 2019 in The Padgett and King Chapel with Reverend David Henderson officiating.  Military honors will follow the service on the chapel lawn by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 AM prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of The Carolina Foothills, Post Office Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.

The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at

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