Joseph Philip Square, 77, of Eastpoint, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Bridges of Bay St. Joe in Port St. Joe.

He was born June 2, 1936 in Painesville, Ohio to Philip J. and Laura M. Square.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Roy “Skippy” Square; sister Laura Square; and granddaughter Akysha Gray.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helene A. Square; brother Philip W Square, and wife Sandra; sisters Kathleen Justice, and husband Chuck, and Rachel Berger and husband Tom; sons John D. Square and Philip J. Square; daughter Tracy L. Gray, and husband Rick; and grandchildren Christopher, Melissa, Colby, Lindsey and Harley Gray; Timothy and Anthony Marshall; and Joe, Jimmy and Michael Square.

A longtime resident of Eastpoint, Mr. Joe retired from the St. George Plantation after 13 years. He loved going outside working in the yard on his tractor. He spent time with the only pet he ever had, his Africa Gray parrot “Byrd.”

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 24 at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Eastpoint, with Pastor Douglas Boucher officiating.

Cremation was handled by Southerland Funeral Home, in Panama City.