John Spickard Fuqua

Published 4:09 pm Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Mr. John Spickard Fuqua, 79, passed away on Sun., July 19, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. 

Mr. Fuqua was a native of Memphis, Tenn. and had resided in Pensacola for most of his life.

He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army, where he relocated the Atomic Cannon (M65) throughout Germany and Belgium during the Cold War.

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He was employed with the Lewis Bear Co. as the draft beer department manager in Pensacola for 28 years and with Gray’s Tackle in Innerarity Point, Fla. for 10 years.

He was a member at Temple Beth El Jewish Synagogue, a 32 degree Mason, Member of Hadji Shrine Temple and the Antique Car Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Nelson and Hattie Louise Fuqua; son, Lee West; and great-granddaughter, Audrey Lynn.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Fuqua of Pensacola; two sons, Robert Nelson (Robin) Fuqua of Century, Fla. and Nathan Fuqua of Pensacola; five daughters, Lee Anne Carroll of Bainbridge, Ga., Roberta Carroll of Louisville, Ky., Lori West (Fred) Voit of Waverly, Ga., Carol Fuqua of Florala and Jordan Fuqua of Pensacola; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today, Wed., July 22, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. 

Burial will be held tomorrow, Thurs., July 23, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Barrancas National Cemetery with military honors and with Rabbi Joel Fleekop officiating. 

Visitation will be held today, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers will be Robert Fuqua, Carol Fuqua, Caleb Barentine, Shawn Black, Nathan Fuqua and David Butler. 

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.