Charles Squires, Jr.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ARCHER, FLA. Charles William Squires, Jr. of Archer, Fla., passed away on February 22, 2010.
A memorial service was held in Archer, Fla. for his friends.
The family will have a memorial in Carrabelle, Fla.
Mr. Squires was born to Charles and Margaret Holloman Squires on August 20, 1943. His grandparents are the late Will and Evelyn Squires of Carrabelle, Fla.
He loved the beach and spent many summers with his grandparents at Carrabelle Beach, Fla.
He served his country in the 101st Airborne Division stationed in Fort Campbell, Ky.
He returned to Tuscaloosa, Ala. where he pursued his love for flying, obtaining licenses in single and twin-engine aircraft.
He was a pilot in Dothan, Ala. in 1969 and 1970.
He returned to Tuscaloosa, Ala. and was a crop-dusting pilot for Dixie Aerial Sprayers for several years.
He worked for several corporate businesses in Tuscaloosa as chief pilot.
His love for crop-dusting took him to Selma, Ala. where he worked for Jewell Flying Service for many years.
He later returned to Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he worked for his son at Squires Flying Service.
Mr. Squires loved flying, especially crop-dusting, and he was a very good pilot.
Upon retiring from his flying career, he went to Archer, Fla., where he was ranch manager for Grass Prairie Ranch for eleven years.
He leaves behind his son, Charles William Squires III of Brewton, Ala.; his grandson, Charles William Squires IV of Fairhope, Ala.; his mother, Margaret Squires of Tallahassee, Fla.; his sister, Peggy Higgins (Jimmy) of Tallahassee, Fla.; his two nephews, Jim and Jack Higgins of Tallahassee, Fla.; and many friends from Tuscaloosa, Ala., Selma, Ala., and Archer, Fla. who loved him.

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