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Charles Fleming Squyres

August 26, 1933 - December 27, 2015

Beloved husband, brother, uncle, and friend, Charles Fleming Squyres, 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Columbus, Texas, Sunday, December 27, 2015, with his loving wife at his side.

A mass of committal was held at 10:00 am, Monday, January 4, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1602 Bowie St., Columbus, TX with the Rev. Augustine N. Asante officiating.

Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus, Texas with honors by the Houston Police Department Honor Guard.

“Charley” or “Boz” as he was affectionately called was born on August 26, 1933 to John Conner Squyres and Beulah Ann Kaiser Squyres in Houston, Texas. Charley was the youngest of four children. He attended St. Anne’s grade school and was a 1952 graduate of St. Thomas High School in Houston. After high school he worked as a driver for Jessie Jones and then attended the University of Houston. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a radio operator in the tank division. After his stint in the military, he worked as a manager for the Ten-Ten Garage. In 1960 he joined the Houston Police Academy and began his 24 year career as a patrolman. During this period he moved to the safety division where he gave many educational programs to school children. He advanced to a position as security for Chief Harry Caldwell and later Chief B.K. Johnson. From there, he transferred into Dignitary Security where he met many world leaders and worked with FBI security, until his retirement in 1984.
While working as a Houston Police officer he met and married Mildred Martha Kuba of Garwood, Texas on November 25, 1961 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada, Texas.

After his and Millie’s retirement, they retired to Columbus, Texas where he enjoyed the peacefulness of country life. He stayed busy tending to his yard, e-mailing and visiting with family, old friends and neighbors.

Uncle Charley was quite the character. He had a quick witted sense of humor and was always the life of every family get-together. He was well versed in political and worldly matters and could debate many issues. He touched many lives. He was a wonderful role model whether he knew it or not; especially for his nieces and nephews, who looked to him for guidance and direction. He was deeply loved and respected and will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Beulah Squyres; his siblings Conner and Roland Squyres and their wives; an infant sister; and a nephew, Malcolm Squyres.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Mildred Squyres. Niece, Sara Squyres-Watson and husband Ed of City Park, Utah. Nephews, Richard Squyres of Killeen, TX; Timothy Squyres and wife Karen of Fredericksburg, TX; Dennis Squyres and wife Alma of Tarzana, California; and Daniel Squyres and wife Tonya of Austin, TX; numerous brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are nephews: Richard Squyres, Tim Squyres, Danny Squyres, Louis Kuba, John Kuba, and Tim Kuba. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews: Dennis Squyres, Thomas Decker, Steven Decker, Mainer Gavranovic, Marty Gavranovic, Jason Dooley, and Josh Kuba.

For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Charles to the American Cancer Society - Colorado County Unit, 4401 Lilac St., Victoria, TX 77901; or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125.

 
 


Charles Fleming Squyres
August 26, 1933 - December 27, 2015
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