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G. E. Flack


1924 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
G. E. Flack Obituary
GEORGETOWN G.E. Flack died at his home in Georgetown, Texas, on April 15, 2014, after being cared for lovingly in his last days.
G.E. Flack was born in Caddo, Texas, on Feb. 13th, 1924, to Elmer L. & Emma L. (Smith) Flack. His parents migrated to Texas with Elmer's three brothers and a sister. The family followed the oil boom of Texas. G.E. grew up in Monahans, Texas. He graduated from Monahans High School class of 1942. Upon graduation, he joined the Army Air Corps Pilot program, commissioned 2nd Lt. at 19 years of age. On Feb. 3rd, 1943, he attended Aviation Cadet School in Altus, OK, where he became a flight instructor. He served with the 557th AAFBU in Great Falls, Montana, the 565th AAFBU in Reno, NV. On April 12th, 1945, he was assigned to the 1337th Air Transport Command in Sookerating, India. There he flew "The Hump" over the Himalayas, from India to China, ferrying supplies for the troops and "The Flying Tigers". He was awarded the following medals: Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, Bronze Service Star, American Theatre Campaign Medal, and The Chinese Memorial Medal. Upon Honorable discharge from the military, G.E. Flack entered the University of Texas at Austin. There he met the love of his life, Ruth E. James. They married on Dec. 23, 1947. They enjoyed 65 years of marriage and had two sons, Stephen and David.
Goldoni is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Emma Flack; his step mother, Helen Kinney; sister, Letha Grantham; and his loving wife, Ruth.
He is survived by his sons, Stephen and David Flack; two grandchildren, Amber Flack and Justin Flack; niece, Yvonne Dobkins; and nephew, Rodney Grantham.
Graveside services will be on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 10 AM at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas.
To send condolences please visit our website at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Published in Odessa American on Aug. 8, 2014
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