California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison (SATF) reported the passing of retired Correctional Sgt. Joe “JJ” Flores on Dec. 26, 2014.

He began his CDCR career at Duel Vocational Institute in 1985. He worked as a Correctional Officer at Tehachapi, Avenal, Corcoran State Prison, and SATF. He promoted to Correctional Sergeant in October 1997 at SATF.

He retired Dec. 29, 2011, from SATF.

The family requested staff attend his funeral in uniform.  The SATF Honor Guard will perform the Funeral Ceremony.

Viewing is 3:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at Millers Funeral Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia.

Funeral is 10:30 a.m., Friday Jan. 2, 2015, at St. Mary’s Church, 608 North Church St., Visalia.