Prayer services for Elias "Eli" Flores, Sr., 62 of Lubbock will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday in the Chapel at Broadway Funeral Directors. Funeral services celebrating his life will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Broadway Funeral Directors with Minister Doug Hale officiating. Interment will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors.
Eli went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was born on Thursday, November 25, 1954 in Lubbock to the late Manuel and Amparo Garcia. A lifelong resident of Lubbock, everyone who knew Eli, knew he had a great sense of humor- he loved to joke and clown around,especially playing with his kid's ears.His family was everything to him and he was proud of his children and grandchildren. He was a licensed professional wrestler under the name "El Solitario". He coached a volleyball team, "The Bad Boys" and had numerous trophies from their victories. An avid Dallas Cowboys fan, Eli never missed a kick-off; and also enjoyed collecting classic cars, motorcycles and watching UFC. He worked for Southwestern Concrete, Ed Curbo Construction and until his passing, the Walmart #3826 at Marsha Sharp
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Manuel Delgado, Jr.,Alfredo Delgado, Michael Garcia; three sisters, Mercedes Montoya, Josefina Rodriguez, Edna Lucio; two nephews, Gabriel Castillo, Justin Garcia.
He is survived by three sons, Elias Flores, Jr. and wife Crystal, Julian Flores and wife Denise, David Flores and wife Lorene all of Lubbock; four daughters, Tammie and husband Gabriel Loya of Waxahachie, Veronica and husband Michael Ornelas, Stephanie and husband Wes Deleon, and Leslie Flores, all of Lubbock; The mother of his children Lucinda Garcia of San Angelo, two brothers, Raymundo Delgado and Eddie Garcia both of Lubbock; four sisters, Irma Coronado, Daena Salinas, Eva Linda Garcia, Trini Chavez all of Lubbock; 23 grandchildren.