Eddie Flores Obituary – Death: Flores Harlingen Texas Man and CBS 4 Anchor died after long battle with cancer
Eddie Flores Obituary; Eddie Flores has passed away suddenly. He was confirmed dead on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. He died leaving many hearts scarred after learning of his sudden death. He will always be missed by all those who had the pleasure of meeting him during the course of his life.
In announcing his death, his family said he fought a hard battle with cancer for 10 years.
Eddie’s wife, Sarah Gomez Flores, shared the news of his passing on social media Tuesday afternoon.
“To all that loved him and were touched by him, we announce the passing of our beloved Eddie R Flores. He fought a hard battle with cancer since 2013 and faced many challenges. Through it all, he was a tough Marine and a faithful Christian. His wife , children, grandchildren, mother and sisters ask for our time to reflect,” she said. “I will always love and remember you, my love. Rest in peace.”
Eddie enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1986, and according to his LinkedIn was assigned to aviation ordnance storing and issuing of ordnance.
Once out of the service, he began his journalism career in 1989 as a sports reporter in Yuma, Arizona. He worked in several television markets before moving to the Valley to become a news anchor. He anchored our CBS 4 evening newscasts beginning in 2015 until 2017. He was later the main anchor at our sister station in Midland.
CBS 4 morning anchor Marco Ramirez worked with Flores at KMID. Marco said he was heartbroken to hear the news.
“While Eddie Flores spent a long time reporting here in the Rio Grande Valley. I had the privilege of working with him at my very first Reporting job at KMID in Odessa, Texas. While I only got to work with him for a brief time, I still consider him as one of the best mentors I had as a reporter. Rest in Peace,” Marco shared on Facebook.
NBC 23 chief meteorologist Freddy Vela remembered his longtime friend.
“Working with Eddie was a treat that not many people get to say. On air he had this confidence that was unrivaled. He was passionate about getting the story first and with as much detail as possible,” Freddy remembered fondly
“Off air, he was loud, brash, and beyond funny. He loved to joke and dance, but what I remember the most were our conversations. He always had Whataburger and would tell me about his parents and about his time as a Marine. It meant a lot to hear those stories. I’ll never forget him,”
He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and other family. Funeral services are pending.