Thomas Clifton Quinn, Sr., 78, of St. Marys died Tuesday morning (December 17, 2019) at Memorial Health in Jacksonville after an extended illness. Mr. Quinn was born in Douglas, Georgia to the late Jimpsey Lee Quinn and Thelma Corrine Worth Quinn and made St. Marys his home for the last 57 years. He was a man of faith and passion, he was a member of Westside Baptist Church and enjoyed being on his farm and gardening. He was retired from Gilman Paper Company as a superintendent and served his country as part of the United States Navy. Above all he was a family man, he loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, unconditionally.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers, J. Lee Quinn, Monroe Quinn and Charles Emory Quinn.
Mr. Quinn is survived by his wife, Helen Quinn of St. Marys; three children, Cliff Quinn, Jr. of St. Marys, Kelly Gibson of Titusville, Florida, Kathy Long of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Clifton Quinn, III, wife Kisa of St. Marys, Chris Quinn wife Tanya of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kevin Quinn of Daytona Beach, Florida, Jessie Quinn, Jacksonville, Florida, Tyler Long wife Tara of St. Angelo, Texas, Chase Gibson of Jacksonville, Florida; three great-grandchildren, Layla Quinn, Savannah Quinn, Raelyn Quinn; expected great-grandchild, Gracelyn Quinn; two siblings, Yvonne Sanders of Brunswick, Derryl Quinn wife Martha of Leesburg, Georgia; a sister-in-law, Jeffery Quinn of Broxton, Georgia; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral service will be held Thursday (December 19, 2019) at 1:00pm at Westside Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Rev. James Roberson will be officiating the service. The family request Co-Workers from Gilman Paper Company serve as Honorary Pallbearers and should gather at the church by 12:45pm.
Visitation will be held Wednesday afternoon from 6-8pm at Allison Memorial Chapel.
Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.