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Tommy O'Quinn

April 4, 1933 ~ July 4, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Mr. Thomas Everett O’Quinn, known to many as “Tommy”, age 89, of Walterboro, entered into rest Monday evening, July 4, 2022, at his residence while under the care of Amedisys Hospice.

 

Born April 4, 1933, in Colleton County, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Horace and Lyda Hiott O’Quinn.  Tommy was a Magna Cum Lade graduate with an Associates Degree in Business from  Furman University.  Mr. O’Quinn served faithfully in the United States Air Force having retired from active service as a Senior Master Sergeant.   During his military career, he saw action during the Vietnam Era and was a recipient of the Bronze Star.  After his tenure in service, he began a long and faithful employment with the United States Postal Service.   At the Yemassee Post Office, he began as a rural route carrier and eventually retired as Assistant Post Master under mentor and longtime friend, Hugh Morgan.   

 

Tommy was a life long member of Black Creek Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and was the “College and Career” youth Sunday School teacher.  He was very much the outdoorsman.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a prized turkey hunter.   He enjoyed the time and effort he spent in his garden and always relished in sharing his harvest with family, friends, and a community he dearly loved.   He was a friend to everyone, never meeting and stranger and possessing a very warm and loving personality.  He enjoyed raising cows and chickens and was always a favorite at the Orangeburg Stockyards. 

 

Surviving are: his wife, the light and love of his life for sixty-five years, Mrs. Gillian Muncey O’Quinn; three sons, Tim O’Quinn and his wife Rhonda of Charleston, Mark O’Quinn and his wife Kathy of Yemassee, and Kenny O’Quinn and his wife Mary of Walterboro; two brothers, Joe O’Quinn of California and Mack O’Quinn of Walterboro; and a sister, Yvonne John of Delaware. There are eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren that also survive.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy and Johnny O’Quinn; a sister, Mildred Dudas; and two great grandchild, Molly and Madelyn. 

 

The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to Amedisys Hospice, especially to Heather, Matthew, and April; as well as he devoted caregiver, Angie. 

 

Flowers will be accepted, or the family has requested that memorial contributions be directed in his memory to: Black Creek Baptist Church, 4931 Black Creek Road, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488. 

 

The Relatives and Friends of Senior Master Sergeant Thomas E. O’Quinn and invited to attend his funeral services which will be conducted at 2 o’clock this Thursday afternoon, July 7, 2022, from Black Creek Baptist Church, 4931 Black Creek Road, Walterboro.  The Reverend Ron Hanna officiating.   Interment with military honors will follow in the churchyard.  The family will receive friends prior to the funeral ceremony beginning at 1 o’clock in the church actuary. 

 

Arrangements by: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Hwy, Walterboro, SC, 29488. Visit the guestbook online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
July 7, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Black Creek Baptist Church
4931 Black Creek Road
Walterboro, SC 29488

Funeral Service
Thursday
July 7, 2022

2:00 PM
Black Creek Baptist Church
4931 Black Creek Road
Walterboro, SC 29488

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