Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010 5:03 pm
Completed arrangements are being announced for Eugene Brown “Jack” Quinton, 78, of South Fulton, who died 7:35 p.m. Feb. 22, 2010, at Van Ayer Manor Nursing Home in Martin.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. R.K. Kane and his children, the Revs. John Quinton and Jewel Quinton, will officiate. Burial will follow in Terrace Hill Cemetery in Troy.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Nicholas Quinton, Brock Quinton, Katie Quinton, Sarah Quinton, Luke Quinton, Noah Quinton, Magan Werner, Alayna Owens, Joe Werner, Dillon Quinton, Levi Owens and Myra Morgan.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Because of allergies to flowers in the family, they request that there be no floral arrangements and that, instead, memorial contributions be made to Living Keys, P.O. Box 322, Elgin, OK 73538 or the charity of the donor’s choice.
He was born Aug. 29, 1931, in Obion County, son of the late Edward Brevard and Sarah Frances (Storey) Quinton. He married the former Dolores Walsh April 24, 1955. She survives. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in agriculture, was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion in Fulton. He was a farmer and a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church near South Fulton, where he served as song leader.
He was also an avid bird hunter and bird dog trainer.
He is also survived by three daughters and his son-in-law, Laura Quinton of Orlando, Fla., the Rev. Jewel Quinton of Lawton, Okla., and Lisa and Joseph Morgan of Dresden; three sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. John and Gail Quinton of Dresden, Kenneth and Lana Quinton of Sturgis, Ky., and William and Heather Quinton of Union City; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by five sisters, Connie Griffin, Louise Arnold, Ruth Tate, Janete Griffin and Angeline Nix; and six brothers, Dane Quinton, Farris Quinton, Doyle Quinton, Harley Quinton, J.D. Quinton and Edward Quinton.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home Web site at www.emfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Messenger 2.25.10