Gerald W. "Jerry" Squires

Gerald W. Squires, 62, of Quincy, died at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 28, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

Born June 16, 1951, in Quincy, he was a son of Lloyd and Margaret Leindecker Squires. He married Sharon E. Harris on May 19, 1995, in Quincy. She survives.

Gerald was a 1969 graduate of Quincy High School and attended Gem City Business College. He was a member of the Machinist Union and enjoyed bike riding and gardening and was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. Gerald loved to joke and tease with his friends and loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren.

He was a composer/printer at The Quincy Herald-Whig for 27 years, then later worked at Hollister-Whitney for eight years, retiring in 2006 due to ill health.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; a son, Ricky A. Squires (Ashley) of Quincy; four daughters, Sara M. Squires of Carbondale, Tanya S. Squires of Riverton, Amanda E. Squires of Hamilton, and Crystal L. Squires of Quincy; eight grandchildren, Kelsi R. Barney (Brandon) of Decatur, Evan J. Keeney of Riverton, Abby G. Squires of Hamilton, Aubrey N. Squires, Parker J. Squires, Cooper W. Squires, Adalynn E. Squires and Bentley K. Squires, all of Quincy; three brothers, Ronald Squires of Barry, Michael Squires of Quincy and Rick Squires (Kim) of Keokuk, Iowa; a sister, Susan Wagy (Robert) of Fowler; and several loving nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mr. Squires was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Jeffery; a brother, Paul Leindecker; and two infant grandchildren, Hannah and Haley Squires.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday in Greenmount Cemetery with Pastor Jim Dennis conducting.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

MEMORIALS: Gerald Squires Memorial Fund.

ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

Funeral Home

Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home
1435 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-3662

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2014