Charles Spicer Huestis, formerly of West Falmouth, died July 16 at the age of 84. Mr. Huestis, who had a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, had moved to Woodbridge, Connecticut, last year.
He was the husband of Adele C. Huestis for 50 years.
He was born in Portland, Maine, the son of Doris Rideout Huestis and Charles Stanley Huestis. He graduated from Norwich Free Academy and Hebron Academy, where he excelled in football, basketball, and tennis.
Mr. Huestis received a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Bridgeport, where he was captain of the men’s tennis team and a member of Theta Sigma fraternity.
He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean War.
Mr. Huestis had a long career as a sales executive for Westvaco and Mead paper companies. He traveled extensively throughout the world on business and with his family. His trips included visits to Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. During the latter part of his career, he oversaw the Asian division for Mead and spent several years living with his wife in Tokyo.
He played golf and tennis into his 80s and enjoyed croquet tournaments with his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he leaves their four children, Tom, Jennifer, Andy and Rob Huestis; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Ann Christensen; and extended family.
A memorial service will be Saturday, August 24, at 10 AM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth.