George "Rich" Quinton, 77, lifetime resident of Memphis, TN, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at his daughter's residence in Tippah County following a brief illness.
A Mass honoring the life of Mr. Quinton will be held Friday, April 14, 2023, at 11AM in the Holy Rosery Catholic Church located at 4851 Park Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38117 with Monsignor Victor officiating. All flowers need to be delivered to the church and a meal will be prepared immediately following the service. Burial will follow the meal at 4PM in Dumas Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday afternoon, April 13, 2023, at 6PM in the evening, with the Rosery ceremony starting at 7PM.
Mr. Quinton was born February 14, 1946, in Memphis, TN, to the late George and Dorothy O'Brien Quinton. He was a graduate of Treadwell High School and furthered his education at Memphis State University. After college he was privileged to tour around the country with his band "The Group" as an organist. He worked in retail for Central Hardware, Radio Shack, and Lowes just to name a few.
A devout Deacon at Holy Rosery Catholic Church, Mr. Quintons faith carried him throughout his life. He was known to be loyal to a fault to his children, grandchildren and all the ones he had the pleasure of working with. A loving father and grandfather, he will be missed by all that knew and loved him. Some of his past times included traveling to the Smokey Mountains, music, photography, watching movies and being an everyday jokester.
Those left to cherish his memories include one daughter, Stephanie Sonwineski (Bill) of Dumas, one son, Daniel Quinton of Ashland, two brothers, Ed Quinton (Diana) of Collierville, Everette Quinton (Karen) of Munford, TN, two grandchildren, Estelle Sonwineski and Lee Sonwineski (Eden), five great grandchildren, Jude, Aden, Lea and Chloe Sonwineski and Ryan Garlock, one niece Andrea Quinton, one nephew Chad Quinton and his loyal canine companion Panther. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Shayne Quinton and two grandchildren Cody and Trey Sonwineski.
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