Luis Alfonso (Al) Flores, Jr. passed from this life on Thursday, January 16, 2014, in Semmes, Alabama. He was born on August 8, 1939 in El Paso, Texas, and is preceded in death by his father, Luis Alfonso Flores, Sr., his mother, Anastacia Ruiz Flores, and his brother, Richard Saul Flores (TSPS). He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janice Roberts Flores, also of Semmes, Alabama; his brother, Carlos Flores (Cecilia) of El Paso, Texas; his children Eric S. Flores (Jennifer), Donna Laffoon Rojo, and Shanna Laffoon; his grandchildren Sunshine and Nico Flores, Michelle and Christopher Rojo, Christian Winters, and Samantha Everitte; and his great granddaughter London. Mr. Flores attended Morehead School and was a 1957 graduate of El Paso High School. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1964 from Texas Western College (UTEP). Mr. Flores was a percussionist with the Texas Western College Miner Band and was Timpanist for the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. He began his lifelong work in land surveying with Basil Smith Engineering and would become the Vice President of surveying with SubLand Engineering. He went into private practice with Flores and Associates. Mr. Flores was a past Director of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS), 1986-87 and 1987-88, and served as its Vice President during the 1988-89 term. Licensed to survey in six states, Mr. Flores acquired a position with El Paso Energy that required a move to New Mexico, and he relinquished his position as an officer with TSPS at that time. Eventually he returned to the corporate offices of El Paso Energy in El Paso, Texas as Survey Coordinator. Mr. Flores relocated with and retired from El Paso Energy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He served as a surveying representative to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) organization, representing NAFTA on trips to Canada and Mexico during his service. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 13, at Cavalry Chapel of El Paso, 1771 N. Zaragoza Rd, at 7:00 PM.

Published in El Paso Times from Feb. 12 to Feb. 19, 2014