Micheal "Mike" Flowers '76 May 11, 2022 11:43 AM updated: May 11, 2022 12:10 PM
Micheal K. Flowers
December 18, 1953 - April 22, 2022
Mike Flowers, founder, and previous owner of Lone Star Bar & Grill, died in
Houston, Texas, on Friday, 22 April. He was 68 years old.
Despite originally hailing from the US, Flowers and his wife Bobbi became firmly
ingrained in the Cayman community when they owned and ran the Lone Star. Many
a divemaster, construction worker, accountant, lawyer, and the occasional movie
star pulled up a stool to the bar and all were treated as equals. The couple became
surrogate parents for young people who had travelled far from home to work in the
Flowers was a very well-known figure in the local restaurant industry, starting
years ago what would become the Taste of Cayman in modern times. It all began
with the Chili Cookoff, which was created by him to raise money for charity.
His big personality, generosity towards his patrons, and kindness he showed his
staff made him a much beloved character on the island. Many remember him and Bobbi looking after US transplants in the dive industry every Thanksgiving with a free meal.
Even when he and his family moved back to his home state of Texas, he never forgot
the Cayman Islands. Daughter Summer Flowers spoke of his time here as being
some of “the best years of his life”.
The Cayman Compass published this piece in Feb. 2022 about memories of the Lone
Star in the ’90s, which highlighted how much Flowers meant to so many people and
what a unique individual he was.
Bobbi and Mike were married for 32 years. She and their three children, Summer,
Tori, and Matt, were able to be with him during his last days.
A private service is planned in Texas, with a memorial service in Cayman to be
announced at a later date.