Charles Samuel Xiques

August 28, 1933October 7, 2020

Charles Samuel Xiques was born on August 28, 1933, in Tampa, Florida. He was the son of Miguel and Mamie Xiques. He retired from the Cargill INC fertilizer plant in Riverview and served four years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He enjoyed playing baseball during his enlistment and the years to follow.

Charles was preceded in death by his dear wife Gladys Xiques and sister Betty Spivey. He is survived by his son Paul Allen Xiques; brother Mike Xiques; sister Vicky Gould; grandchildren Nathan Xiques and wife Abigail, Olivia Xiques and Trevor Groetken; great-grandson Colton Groetken; step-children Lonnie Thompson, Cindy Pennington, and nieces and nephews; Daughter-in-law Remona Xiques; step-grandchildren Ashley Hines, Matthew Hines and his wife Tayler, Jacob Warren and his wife Haley; step-great-grandchildren Holly and Truman Hines.

Charles was a faithful servant to the Lord Jesus Christ who loved his church, his pastor, George Pirt, pastor’s wife and children, and church family. He will be greatly missed! See you soon, Dad!


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


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Robert Cuddyer

October 17, 2020

Was A really nice guy! I called him Sir Charles, will miss him for now.

Jeanne Klusendorf

October 12, 2020

I'm very sorry for the Xiques family on the loss of your patriarch Charles Xiques. I remember growing up at their house on Eldorado St. when I would hang out with his daughter Cynthia. I have a lot of fond memories of her parents. My condolences for your entire family .

Stephen Smith

October 12, 2020

One thing was very evident, is that, Charlie loved his son Paul. Wherever you saw Paul Charlie was close by. Inseparable and rightly so!!!
Charlie was a special man!!! (Cause he put up with Paul 🥴😊

Ralph Bagley

October 11, 2020

Uncle Charlie was a kind and caring man always ready to help those around him. In my youth he turned me into a pretty effective batter, helped me learn to drive, and shared his thoughts on living a good life. He was a gentle man who spread compassion in this world and he will be missed.

Cynthia Pennington

October 10, 2020

When I would call you no matter what time of night, you were happy to hear from me. I'll always remember when I was coming to Tampa and I was going to meet you at the restaurant.You waited almost 2 hours. Kept calling me or I was calling you to let you know where I was at. I miss you Charlie. I feel like I have no one anymore. It is selfish of me to want you to come back, knowing you are with Mom and Jesus. I love you and you will always be my Dad.

Remona Xiques

October 9, 2020

Laura (Canady) Bivins

October 9, 2020

Uncle Charlie was a dear man to our family. When we’d visit with our mother he’d always make us feel at home and welcomed. I remember how he would set up a slip n slide in the back yard for us to use. He was kind, generous, and loving. I know that his departure will leave us with a spot that can not be filled in our hearts.

Mike Xiques Jr.

October 8, 2020

My Brother Charles and I were very close friends in our earlier years playing sports and were on the same Post 5 American Legion baseball team and later playing in the Ybor city baseball league. Our ways separated when we both joined the U. S. Air Force serving our country, and afterwards pursing life's goals of raising a family. He was deeply loved by everyone. I'm very proud of having him as a brother. Mike Xiques, jr.

Vicki Gould

October 8, 2020

Charlie is my brother and will be sorely missed. He lived a good and very active life. I will really miss him but know I will see him in the next one! Love you! Vicki


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