James Edwards Squyres, 73, of Liberty, Texas passed away March 25, 2019 at MD Anderson in Houston, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 4, 1945 in Center, Texas to Edward Douglas Squyres and Ruby Day Squyres.
James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. As a teen his dream was to enter the military and serve his country. A tragic car accident left him unable to enlist but his love and support of the United States military continued his entire life. He supported wounded warriors and was made an honorary VFW Member in Baytown. Once, at the VFW he added his name to a raffle drawing and won a motorcycle. He donated the bike back to the VFW so they could sell it. He was a selfless man who was always willing to help others. James was big on giving back to his family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. He was passionate and protective of his family. He cherished his two grandchildren. James loved golf and his golfing buddies. He was a massive Aggie fan and held season tickets for the last thirty years. He had kind eyes and a gentle smile. James will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
James was preceded in death by his parents; sister Bobbie Lou; and older brother Tommy Squyres. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of forty-two years Amy Jeannette Squyres; daughter Amanda Squyres Rytych and husband James; grandson William Tyler Rytych; granddaughter Karlee Louanne Rytych; brothers Billy Squyres, Glen Counts and wife Debbie; sister Lucrettia Carnes and husband Rick; and numerous other loving family and friends.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm – 8pm on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10am at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in James’ memory to MD Anderson Cancer Center or your local VFW.
Tribute and or words of condolence can be shared with the family by visiting http://www.allisonfuneralservice.com
Donations may be made to:
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston TX 77030