American Diabetes Association,
Saint Louis MO Office,
10820 Sunset Office Drive,
St. Louis, MO 63127
James M. Florez, 72, of Desoto, entered into rest on March 29, 2014 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson. Mr. Florez was an inspector for Chrysler Corporation and was a member of Local 136 UAW. Mr. Florez served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Born May 16, 1941 in St. Louis; he was the son of the late Louis V. and Gwendolyn (nee Slemmons) Florez, Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, June (nee Ridley) Florez.
Other surviving family members are his sons: Daryl (Sammie) Mensey of St. Louis, Keith (Mary) Mensey of Illinois, and Roscoe Florez of Desoto; his daughters, Cheryl (Aaron) Reddick of Desoto and June (Tyrone) Ward of New Jersey; a brother, Keith (Gail) Florez, Sr. of Florissant; and two sisters, Joyce (Wade) Hill of Florissant and Mavis (Kerry) White of Lee Summit, MO; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Rev. Martinus Walls will be officiating the funeral service.