C L Quinn, 88. Of the Newtown Community, in Calhoun, Georgia, departed this life Sunday morning, in the comfort of his home with his family by his side.
He was born on May 5, 1930 in Gordon County, a son of the late James Mark and Mary Ethel Scott Quinn. Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Terri L. Quinn; brother, James Ford Quinn; and sisters, Lois Quinn Hall and Shelby Jean Quinn Densmore.
C L is survived by his wife, Viola Cantrell Quinn, with whom they celebrated their 62ndwedding anniversary on November 22, 2018; his children, Christine Quinn LaVelle & husband Scot of Dalton, GA, Regina Quinn Hamilton and husband Sammy, of Trion, GA, Sherry Quinn Breitweiser and husband Tom of Dalton, GA; grandchildren, Alex, Meridith, William and Zachary LaVelle, Lauren Lough, Casey Hamilton and Noah Breitweiser; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Lough and great-grandson, Mason Lough; brother, Leroy Quinn and his wife Judy of Dalton, GA; several other family members and friends also survive.
He was retired from the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation after 36 years of service. He was also a Veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Korean War from 1950 until 1954 on the LST883. He was a cattle farmer, and enjoyed farming and gardening, sharing much of his vegetables with his beloved family and friends.
After retirement he and Viola enjoyed traveling to the LST Shipmate Reunion each year which was always held in a different place, and hosted the reunion twice in Georgia.
He was a member of the New Zion Baptist Church, Hwy 156, Calhoun, The American Legion Post #47 of Calhoun, GA, and the LST Association.
C L’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 between the hours of 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Ponders Calhoun Chapel. Services to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. from Ponders Calhoun Chapel with Reverend Lamar Bearden, and Chaplain Tim Samples officiating. He will be laid to rest alongside his daughter at Chandler Cemetery with Reverend Harrison Parker conducting the committal service. His grandsons will serve as Pallbearers. C L’s grandson, Noah Breitweiser will participate in the folding and presentation of the Flag of The United States of America to his grandmother, Mrs. Viola Quinn.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Maxwell Parrot and the Tapestry Hospice staff for their sincere love and care for C L.