John Spickard Fuqua
July 23, 2020
John Spickard Fuqua, 79, died Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Pensacola.
Mr. Fuqua was born to Robert Nelson and Hattie Louise Fuqua in Memphis, Tenn. and had resided in Pensacola for most of his life. A U.S. Army veteran, he relocated the Atomic Cannon (M65) throughout Germany and Belgium during the Cold War. A member at Temple Beth El Jewish Synagogue, the Antique Car Club and of Hadji Shrine Temple and a 32 degree Mason, he was employed with the Lewis Bear Company as draft beer department manager in Pensacola for 28 years and with Gray's Tackle in Innerarity Point, Fla. for 10 years.
The funeral was held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed at Barrancas National Cemetery with Military Honors and Rabbi Joel Fleekop officiating.
Mr. Fuqua is survived by his wife, Charlotte Fuqua of Pensacola; two sons, Robert Nelson (Robin) Fuqua of Century 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, Ala. and Jordan Fuqua of Pensacola; and 10 grandchildren.
Mr. Fuqua was preceded in death by one son, Lee West; his parents; and one great-grandchild.