Jesse Russell Flowers

Funeral services for Jesse Russell Flowers, age 80, of St. Louis, Missouri and formerly of Greenville will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 3 at St. James Episcopal Church. He died Thursday, June 29 in St. Louis. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

 Russell was a graduate of what is now Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead. He was the owner of J. Russell Flowers, Inc., a marine equipment leasing company. In 2013 he was inducted into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. In 2015 he was given the River Legend Award. He served on the Board of the Waterways Foundation of the Seamens Church Institute.

 He is survived by his wife, Jill Pierce Flowers of St. Louis, Missouri; a son, J. Russell Flowers, Jr. (Bridget) of Greenville; a sister, Dorothy Jane Leyva of Clewiston, Florida; and 6 grandchildren, Anna Flowers, Jesse Flowers, Jacob Flowers, Emily Flowers, James R. Flowers, and Lilly Flowers.

 A visitation will be held one hour before services at the church on Monday.