Robert is survived by his partner, Valerie Hatton, children, Robert Flores Jr of Burrton, Ks; Selena Flores of Wichita, Ks; Briana Flores of Wichita, Ks; Maria Smith of Newton, Ks. He is preceded in death by his mother Angelita Flores, infant brother, Rodger Steven Flores; and Brother Larry Flores.
Robert was born on October 11th, 1966 in Newton, Ks to Basil Tony Flores and Angelita Flores. He went to school in Newton, Kansas and graduated from Ellsworth with his GED and Computer Programing Degree. He resided in Newton, Kansas and proudly worked in shipping for CD Customs Enterprises. His children remember him as a gentle, patient, driven father who encouraged them to pursue their goals.
Robert was a talented athlete and acquired his well-known name Spider through his speed on the court and love for all things sports. He was a selfless individual who loved his family and who was passionate about loving beyond the four walls of his home, friends included. He was an active and dedicated member of the softball community and often volunteered and traveled for benefit tournaments.
A visitation will be held at Peterson Funeral Home on January 12, 2019 from 1 – 5 pm. The funeral is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., January 13th at 1st Mennonite Church in Newton, Ks, with a reception to follow at Jay’s Place 220 N Main St Newton, KS. The Reverend Donna Voteau will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bobby’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mexican American Fast Pitch League at Peterson Funeral Home. Condolences can be sent to www.petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com .
The family would like to thank the Newton Police Dept, EMS, Fire Dept, Harvey County Sheriffs Dept, and neighbors for their efforts and support.