Sammy Wilson Squires Jr.

January 14, 1951 - February 22, 2023
Sammy Wilson Squires Jr.
Samuel Wilson Squires Jr. ( known affectionately as “Jock” or “Sammy”) , 72, a resident of Greenville NC, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Washington, NC at 11:00am, immediately following the visitation beginning at 10:00am, with other visiting hours at the family home.

Sammy was born in Beaufort County on January 14, 1951, to the late Samuel and Nellie (Koonce) Squires. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by four brothers: Wilson, Elmer, Frank, and Perry Squires; two sisters: Nina Paul and Pamela Harris.

He is survived by his wife Tereasa Squires; four brothers: Frederick Squires of Pantego, NC, Timothy Squires of Washington, NC, Freddy and Jack McGowan of Chocowinity, NC; three sisters: Ada Evans of Washington, NC, Trudy Hardy of Washington, NC, Magdeline VanGorden; three daughters: Jessica Carlyle and husband Ashley of Greenville, NC, Emily Squires of Greenville, NC, Tiffanie Gall and husband Kalen; one son: Gary Squires; five grandsons: Riley and Wyatt Wallace, Jaxson Gall, Landon Heath and Austin McGowan; five granddaughters: Kennedi Gall, Kortney Cutler, Nicole Ormond, Leslie and Morgan Heath; numerous nieces and nephews and a dear family friend: Melton Everett.

Sammy was a jolly man and any rooms in which he and his family congregated were dotted with the sounds of joking and the roar of boisterous laughter. He came from a large family – one of fourteen children- and had four of his own, with nearly a dozen grandchildren. There were always activities and fun to be had indoors or out. And he was indeed fond of the outdoors. He was equally at home in a copse of trees dressed in camo, as he was on the river trying not to tip his kayak over hauling in the days catch.

He was warm and caring and he always welcomed everyone. He was an active member of Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Washington, NC, where at various times he served as a deacon, trustee, chairman, usher, and Sunday School teacher.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church at 2480 W. 5th St, Washington NC 27889

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to serve the Squires family.



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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 25, 2023
11:00 AM

Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church - Directions
2480 W 5th St
Washington, NC 27889
(252) 946-4364

Visiting Hours

Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church - Directions
2480 W. 5th St., Washington, NC
  • Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • February 26, 2023
    Carol spain says:
    Prayers for the family may God put his loving arms and comfort you at this time

  • February 25, 2023
    Sandra Nichols says:
    So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family

  • February 25, 2023
    Ken and Pat Hill says:
    My family appreciated everything that Sammy and Teresa did for my father. I'm sure Dad met him at the gates of heaven. He may be gone, but he will not be forgotten.

  • February 25, 2023
    CAROLYN RUGEL says:
    So sorry for your loss family. Sammy was a great man of God. He is in a great place right now. It was a pleasure to know him. Sincerely Thomas Walker and his mother Carolyn Rugel

  • February 25, 2023
    Eddie Swain says:
    Sorry for your lost he was a good neighbor and friend he will be missed. I always looked for him mowing the lawn just in case he needed something like pulling him and the mower out of the ditch or a bad spot or just fixing the mower, but now he’s looking down on us and cancer free. Me and Donna will be praying for you for the Lord to help your family get through the trying times.

  • February 24, 2023
    Jerome and Rivertrace family says:
    So sorrry for your loss, he was a jolly and friendly man, may God continue to be with your family thru this difficult time.

  • February 24, 2023
    Peggy and Tommy says:
    We are going to miss Sammy sorely. He was the one that would set the mood of happy, happy when he entered the room. Everyone loved Sammy. He was smiling whenever you saw him.

  • February 24, 2023
    DAVID D HARDY says:
    My prayers are with the family. He was one of the greatest men I had the pleasure to know.

  • February 24, 2023
    DAVID D HARDY says:
    My heart and prayers are with you. He was one of the greatest men I ever had the pleasure to know.

  • February 24, 2023
    DAVID D HARDY says:
    My heart hurts and my prayers go out to the family. One of the greatest men I had the pleasure to know.

  • February 24, 2023
    Ada Evans says:
    Jock, you will be truly missed. You meant so much to so many of us. Spread your wings and fly high my Bother until we meet again. Much Love♥️

  • February 24, 2023
    DAVID D HARDY says:
    My heart hurts. My prayers are with you.

  • February 24, 2023
    Jayhew and Gloria Squires says:
    So sorry for your loss, May God Comfort you and your family at this difficult time. Fly high Cousin and Enjoy partying with the Lord!

  • February 24, 2023
    Lynell Toler says:
    So very sorry for your loss. May you always cherish the many memories that were made with him. He was a great person

  • February 24, 2023
    Dots says:
    So sorry for your loss ,he was a good man he love the Lord and his family!gGod Bless you all praying you you can have comfort fiend in all your sweet memories, 🙏🙏🙏

  • February 24, 2023
    Tommy & Marilyn W. Hale says:
    We are so sorry to learn of Sammy passing. He was always a cheerful and a kind man. We know he will be greatly missed. May God bless and comfort all of his family as only He can is our prayer.

  • February 24, 2023
    Anita Bridgman says:
    Sending prayers to the family, it's never easy saying goodbye. Cherish all your memories. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • February 24, 2023
    Diane Bland says:
    So sorry for your heartbreak and loss. May Our Father of Love and Peace Overshadow each of you as you make the adjustments that come with the loss of a Dear One. Sammy has left this life but has entered his Heavenly Abode. Determine in your hearts to be reunited with him. He was a dear brother in the Lord. He will truly be missed. Thought & Prayers

  • February 24, 2023
    Deb Meekins says:
    Sammy was truly a jolly soul who lit up the room with his smile. I’m sure he’s running through Heaven smiling away! Praying God will give y’all peace and wonderful memories!

  • February 24, 2023
    Blake Rouse says:
    To the family of Sammy, it just seems not too along we were sitting in the fellowship hall at church and Sammy was always joking about something. He was always making somebody laugh about something while standing outside the sanctuary doors at church talking to people going in to find a seat. I'm going to miss seeing Sammy at church and speaking to him or just talking to him for a little bit. Even though he will be missed we know that's he's no longer suffering from cancer and all the other health problems that come in this life. Just remember Teresa and family God will give your family the strength to go through this. -Blake

  • February 23, 2023
    David Rouse says:
    Sammy was a good friend ro have. He was my Buddy. You could always count on him picking on everyone I will miss him

  • February 23, 2023
    Joyce says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sammy was a good man, I always loved him, he will be missed, Teresa You are in my prayers, along with the whole family, I am not far if you need me, love you Teresa

  • February 23, 2023
    Daryl and Sandy Stuart says:
    Our condolences to the family and friends. Sammy will be greatly missed.

  • February 23, 2023
    Debra jordan says:
    Sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.