OBITUARY: Xavier James Squirrell

by May 7, 2022OBITUARIES0 comments


Xavier James Squirrell, age 23, of Cherokee, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at his residence in the Birdtown Community.

He is survived by his mother, Rebecca Anne “Becky” Squirrell (Jayson Sneed); siblings, JP Tahquette, Jaycee Mae Sneed; step-siblings, McKenna Sneed, Maddox Sneed, Jacqueline Gayosso, and Wanei Sneed; grandparents, Lillie Mae Squirrell and Bernard Kenneth Biddle Jr.; uncle, Desmond Biddle; aunt, Glenda George and family; special aunts and uncle, Callie Littlejohn, Claudette Ross and Henry Ben.

Xavier was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Bernard Kenneth Biddle Sr., Edna Arch Biddle, Daniel Squirrell, and Annie Mae Taylor Squirrell; and special grandparents, Sara “Nann” Ben Walkingstick and Paul “DoDo” Walkingstick.

Xavier was a 2017 graduate of Smoky Mountain High School, known by his friends as “Squirrell”. He loved his Family, especially his granny and grandpa.  He always made sure to tell them he loved them. He was a handsome young man with long, dark brown hair and the biggest, prettiest smile. He had the best all-around personality and always spoke his mind. He was a passionate, loyal, and loving soul.  He loved his German shepherd, Lucy, and his white challenger.

Xavier was strong, independent, and he was a hard worker and had worked at Wal-Mart for four years and then Food Lion. He liked to draw, play guitar, work out, gaming, cooking, hanging out with his friends and his favorite word was “Yeet”.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 27 at The Bethabara Baptist Church with David Hall officiating. Burial was in the Lillie Mae Squirrell Family Cemetery, located on Old #4 Road. Pallbearers were Leander Silva, Desmond Biddle, Henry Ben, Nunnie Davis, Derek Tahquette, Rodney Fountain, Jason Bradley, and Tommy George.

Long House Funeral Home assisted the family with final arrangements.