Funeral services for James Edward O'Quinn, age 79 of Columbia will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday September 20, 2022 from the sanctuary of Bosco Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie Bauch officiating. Interment with full Military Honors will follow in the Bosco Cemetery under direction of Riser & Son Funeral Home of Columbia. Visitation will be on Monday September 19 at the funeral home from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Tuesday at the church from 9:00 AM until time of service.
Mr. O'Quinn was born on April 8, 1943 at Lake Charles, LA to the union of his parents, the late Friday O'Quinn and his mother and step father Edith and Lee Ellender. He passed from this life on September 16, 2022 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe following an extended illness. He is also preceded in death by his daughter Crystal O'Quinn, his son, Ferlin Johnson, his brothers, Henry, Horace, Johnny and Herbert O'Quinn and his sister Lou Robbins. Mr. O'Quinn retired from the United States Army having served as a Staff Seargent.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife Clariece O'Quinn, his son, Michael O'Quinn (Beth), five daughters, Pam Williams (Chris), Diana Kay Fowler (Anthony), Denise Lowery (Glenn), Carla Howard (Brian) and Lisa Beneux (Benny); his sister, Jean Goldman and twenty six grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jason O'Quinn, Cody Johnson, Micah Johnson, Jordan King, Tristin O'Quinn, and Possum Duke.