William Russell O'Quinn

Born: Thu., Nov. 19, 1942
Died: Thu., Mar. 21, 2019


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sun., Mar. 24, 2019
Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church


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Mr. William Russell O’Quinn, age 76, of Blackshear, passed away early Thursday morning (3/21/19) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following an extended illness.

Born November 19, 1942 in Pierce County, he was the oldest child of the late Lloyd Russell O’Quinn and Dollie Swindel O’Quinn Morgan.  He was a lifelong resident of Pierce County and was a 1960 graduate of Blackshear High School.  Following high school, he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He returned to Blackshear, where he worked as the manager of Ware Milling Company, retiring in  2006 following 25 years of employment. 

He was a longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear where he attended the Ron Spell Sunday School Class. He had taught Sunday school for many years and had served as an usher for 55 years.

He will be remembered as a man who loved life and always enjoyed a good laugh and telling jokes.  He never met a stranger and was always a kind, compassionate guy who loved his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Bobbie O’Quinn of Blackshear; his daughter and son-in-law, April and Chad Hendley of Blackshear; his grandson, Collin Russell Hendley of Blackshear; 2 sisters, Elaine Moody (husband Stanley) and Donna Tanner (husband Frank), both of Blackshear; his brother, Wayne O’Quinn of Blackshear; longtime family friend, Sis Young of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A memorial service will take place Sunday afternoon (3/24/19) at 2 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Stone and Rev. Richard Golden officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.

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Susan and Ray Lovett
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
We were sorry to learn of the passing of Russell. Always so friendly and know that he will be missed o many. Praying for all of you during this time.

Ray and Susan Lovett

Bro Randy and Tammy Carson
   Posted Fri March 22, 2019
Bobby and Family;

We are so saddened to hear of Russell's passing. Loved him so, always with a smile, laugh and a hug. We will miss him but take comfort in knowing we will see him again. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Much Love,
Randy and Tammy

Calvin and Helen Burris
   Posted Fri March 22, 2019
Bobbie,

We are so sorry for your loss. Know that Russell was loved and will be missed by so many. We enjoyed visiting with you and Russell at your cabin in Blairsville. He was such a joy, always so funny, always a good laugh. We will keep you, April and her family in our thoughts in the days ahead.

Much love,
Helen and Calvin Burris

Linda Edwards
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
Bobbie, We are so sorry to find out about Russell
's passing away. Talmadge always liked working with him in the Insurance business and we always enjoyed getting together with you two. Always missed those times afterwards. I know you will miss him and April and her family. God has him now and he will be taken care of Russell forever. Russell's eyes have seen the beauty of Heaven we can only phantom...May God give ya'll peace and comfort as you go
through the days ahead of you. Love always, Talmadge and Linda

Joyce Blockerc
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
Bobbie and April, so sorry to hear of this. Prayers from me and all your friends.

John Cooler
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
I worked under Russell for 4 years and enjoyed every minute. No matter what the situation he always made me smile. I have considered him as my second father he will always be greatly missed but never forgotten. To his family I pray that the Lord will give you comfort and peace at this time and always till we see Russell again.

Kathy Amsler
   Posted Mon March 25, 2019
Dear Bobbi: Just saw this on face book. My sincerest condolences and prayers for you and your family. Russell was always so kind and so much fun. You both were wonderful friends to Bud and I when we lived in Georgia. Know that I send my love and heartfelt prayers. Much Love, Kathy

Judy Boyett
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
Bobbie, April and family
So sorry to hear of Russell’s passing! Please know that we have your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Love and hugs
Joe and Judy Boyett

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