Sheridan “Butch” Squires, 68, son of Delbert and Olive Squires, was born Oct. 19, 1943, in Baraboo, Wis. He passed away Nov. 4, 2011, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla Mo.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ross (Dale) Squires, Robin (Bob) Squires and Douglas Squires; and three sisters, Beverly James, Joyce Quinn and Rosy Alt.
He is survived by his fiancé, Dottie Perryman of the home; two sons, Brett Squires and wife, Bernice, of Huntingtown, Md., and Bart Squires of Rolla, Mo.; one daughter, Brenda Wilson and husband, Jeff, of Amarillo, Texas; six grandchildren, Amanda Hamilton and husband, Keith, of Houston, Mo., Whitney Weatherholt and husband, Sean, of Amarillo, Texas, Jaynee Hinds and husband, Chris, of Rolla, Mo., Abby Pullen of Oxford, Miss., and Leo and Ian Squires of Rolla, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Halie and Roper Hamilton of Houston, Mo.; two sisters, Barbara Klang of Mt. Horeb, Wis., and Ardyce Weichbrod of Cross Plains, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Butch grew up in the Lone Rock, Wis., area, where he graduated from River Valley High School in Spring Green, Wis. After living in the Mineral Point, Wis., area for approximately 10 years, he moved to Raymondville, Mo., which remained his home until the time of his death.
Butch’s paying occupation throughout the majority of his life was construction, but if you asked anyone what he was, they would most likely tell you “a cowboy.” He loved nothing more than a Sunday afternoon ride with good friends. His other passion was hunting in the mountains of Colorado, which went hand and hand with his beloved mules. Butch loved kids and they loved him. He was anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new great grandchild in March.
Butch was an amazing father, grandfather and friend who valued his family and friends deeply. He believed in living life to the fullest. He will be missed more than words can say, but we take comfort in knowing that this is not the end of the trail, for his legacy lives on in the memories we all carry in our hearts.
A memorial service was 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Faith Fellowship Church in Bucyrus with Pastor Jackie Cooper officiating. Services were under direction of Evans Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Spirit Horse Therapeutic Riding Center, 1960 Post Oak Drive, Corinth, Texas, 76210. Online condolences may be made at www.evansfh.com.