Luis (Taco) Flores
June 5, 1967 to November 17, 2015
On November 17th, 2015, the digital glow of the radio lights dimmed at 5am as a beautiful soul left the world a much kinder gentler place. Luis “Taco” Flores passed away peacefully at his home in Lafayette, LA.
Taco came into this world on June 5, 1967. A loving son, brother, father and friend that touched so many lives around him. Taco spent 30 of the 48 years of his life with Cumulus Broadcasting. But this simple statement doesn’t begin to encompass who he was. Taco was also the gentle giant working security at city wide events at the Cajundome and UL games. He was the smiling face driving the Giant KSMB Jambox during parades. He was the person who would always lend a helping hand, or a strong arm, or an open mind to listen or assist. He not only befriended his direct co-workers, but all who worked in the media world in our community. His was the voice that always said “Yes”, “I can” and “never give up”. And give up he didn’t. He fought bravely so he could spend as much time as possible with family and friends.
His kind, rare nature left a mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Luis “Taco” Flores leaves behind two sons, Caleb Joseph Stelly, 14 and Jacob Luis Flores, 11. Siblings include: Ricky Flores and wife Kathleen, Nina Thibodeaux and husband Joseph, Daniel Flores and wife Susan. Nieces: Allison Baggerly, Millicent Flores and Christina Flores. Nephews: Nicholas Flores, Nathan and Christopher Thibodeaux. His loving mother, Juanita U. Flores, and was preceded in death by his father Jose’ C. Flores.
Taco was well known by many. For those who haven't had the pleasure of meeting Taco, some of his friends have stepped in to help you get to know him a little better!