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Jack E. Squires

October 20, 1924 November 2, 2019
Jack E. Squires
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Jack Emerson Squires
Oct 20, 1924 – Nov. 2, 2019

Jack Emerson Squires, longtime resident of McMinnville, died surrounded by loved ones on November 2, 2019 at the age of 95.

Jack, the eldest of five children, was born on October 20, 1924 to Vernon and Nina Squires in Los Angeles and raised in San Fernando Valley, California. The family moved to McMinnville in 1942.

Jack married Elinore Leota Brous in McMinnville on January 21, 1950 and had three children, Jack Sheldon, James Shaun, and Joy Sharyn.

Jack and his brother Bob started a general contracting company in 1958. They were involved in many local projects such as the Ford building, the Chevy garage and even worked on The Dalles Dam. They were also responsible for the 1976 Third Street Beautification Project. Later on they worked together to develop the Squire's Mobile Estates.

Jack loved working with his hands and set up a shop in his garage, where he became an artisan knife maker, forging his own blades and creating handles which resulted in beautiful one of kind knives. He became a master at making various styles of knives as well as sheaths, daggers, crafting masterpieces desired by many. He loved giving these as gifts to the special people in his life. Jack also enjoyed displaying his craft at various knife shows around the Northwest. One of his knives even took first place at the Eugene Knife Show.

Jack will be remembered for his generosity and his love of family. He was preceded in death by his wife Elinore, his sister Milly Lou Squires Armstrong, and his sons Sheldon and Shaun.

Jack is survived by his siblings, Robert, Raymond and Ada; his daughter Joy Sharyn; and grandchildren, Michael, Sara and Angel and Kason. Jack will be missed by all who cared for him. We would like to thank his caregiving staff for years of devotion and dedication to Jack.

A service will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11:00 at Macy and Son Funeral Home, McMinnville OR. Viewing will be held the day prior, Thursday, November 7th from 4-7pm.


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7

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4:00 PM 11/7/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/7/2019 7:00:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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Friday

8

Nov

11:00 AM 11/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States
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