In Loving Memory

Walter Eugene Quinley, Jr., Dec. 15, 2013

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In Loving Memory

October 8, 2013 – December 15, 2013

Tybee Island

Walter Eugene Quinley, Jr., 68, of Daphne, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013.  He was a retired machine operator from Kimberly-Clark with thirty-one years of service.  Not only was Dickey an avid reader, but he was a skilled craftsman who could build or repair anything, a real jack of all trades.  He loved his family and will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, “Pop,” and friend.

Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Ann Wiggins Quinley; two daughters, Kimberly Ann (Steve) Mullins and Kerry Quinley (Ken) Wallace; three grandsons, Cole and Luke Mullins and Hudson Wallace; and other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends to celebrate Dickey’s life Thursday evening, December 19, 2013, from 5:30 until 7:30 pm at Hughes Funeral Home.  Abiding by Dickey’s desire, his body was given for medical research.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to The Friends of the Daphne Public Library, P. O. Drawer 1225, Daphne, AL  36526.   Notes of condolence may be expressed at hughesfh.com.  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.

6 Comments

  1. Steve and Gloria King

    Ann, Kerry and Kim, My family wants to extend to you, our heartfelt sympathy, in the loss of your husband and Daddy. I have always felt so close to your family because of Kristi and with Ann teaching my grandchildren.

    May God bless each of you and give you peace at this difficult time. Our love goes out to the family.

    Love,
    The Kings, Kristi and family, and Kelli and family

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  2. Walter Crook

    Dickey was a great friend and classmate of mine. He is going to be missed by all his fellow classmates.

    May God rest his sole, and we all know that he is’nt with us physically, but is with God in a better place.
    May he rest in peace forever.

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  3. Rita Monroe

    Dear Ann and Family,
    My family wants to extend to you,our heartfelt sympathy, in the loss of Dickey. I know that he was a Great Guy and my Brother Richard loved him like a Brother. So now they are laughing and cutting up together again.. We have such fond memories of them both, I know that the memories will help get you threw the days to come.
    Love Rita, Robert, Darlene(Cox Family)

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  4. Elizabeth Fry Stalvey

    Praising God and remembering Dickey fondly. As a new kid in the 11th grade I was lost. He was one of the first to reach out a With welcoming words.

    KnowDickey is with God. As those “left behind” for a while longer, may the love you shared and God’s ever present Grace bring you peace.

    Elizabeth Fry

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  5. Betty Ray Crabtree

    When we first moved to Fairhope, Dickey and I were in the 7th grade. He lived about 4 blocks away on Ingleside. He was my first boyfriend. He wanted to be a doctor then. We would catch bees and whatever else happened to be in the yard. We would “disect” them and study them. It was probably part of the beginning of my love of science. Throughout junior high and high school, he was a loyal friend, kind, caring, classmate. Those of us who have heard of his death are shocked and saddened. I got a call from Peter Eaton, in San Antonio, Texas today after he had received word that Dickey and Paul Forsman had both died within the same week. Pete is a retired doctor from the Navy and now works on one of the Apache rezervations. The call was because, Dickey touched many lives in his quiet and caring way. We will certainly miss him at our 50th high school reunion in March and throughout our lives. Blessings to Ann and his children and grandchildren and friends. Betty Ray

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  6. Stephanie (Cox) Swanson

    I really cannot remember a time that I did not know Mr. Dickey. He was a part of my life for over 25 years and he was my father’s best friend. Mr. Dickey was there to teach me how to drive a stick in that old beat-up brown truck. He was brave enough to let a little girl borrow all his Dean Koontz hardcover books one summer and thus created a book lover for life. He taught me how to create the perfect gumbo roux using nothing but some key ingredients, patience, and some basic items in his workshop. He is and always will be one of the select few who have ever driven Old Blue and an even smaller elite crew who can say they helped put her together. I cannot even picture him without a smile on his face and yelling out, “Hey, Bubba” or “Hey, shuga.” He made all those in his life better. Most, importantly, he made my father a better man and I know my sister and I are better human beings just for having known him. Losing him feels like losing my father all over again. But, though it is our loss, it is God’s gain. I can already imagine the ground rules are being discussed now that Dickey and Rick are re-united. We love you so much…

    Stephanie (Cox) Swanson and Kimberley (Cox) Dellar

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