SPARTA — Floyd A. O’Quin, 83, of the Sparta area, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, 2012, at Morrow County Hospital in Mount Gilead.
He was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Bee, Va., to the late Henry P. and Alta J (Deel) O’Quin. He was a retired press operator for the Stahl Company in Cardington and had worked at the Galena Brick Yard. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean conflict. Floyd was a member of American Legion Post #710.
Floyd built his present home from a kit, Miles Homes, and enjoyed woodworking making stilts, chairs, shelves, trash cans and picture frames. Floyd was an outdoorsman, enjoying fishing for salmon and catfish, hunting all types of game: deer, rabbits, etc. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, corn hole, teaching children to box, night crawler hunting, shooting slingshots and hunting mushrooms. Floyd was an avid fan of going to Highland High School sporting events, watching his children play. He enjoyed telling stories and jokes and was a good listener. Floyd always greeted you with a big “Hello there” and showed great love and patience with little children. Floyd was very sensitive to being poked in the ribs and if you woke him up you had better do it from the floor or you would end up on the floor.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lily (Tiller) O’Quin; they were married Aug. 11, 1952, in Grundy, Va.; daughter, Karen (Mark Stack) O’Quin of Buffalo, N.Y.; sons, Louie (Andrea S.) of Phoenix, Ariz., Michael (Andrea L.) of Mount Gilead, Patrick (Kelly) of Cardington, Kenneth (Jeanette) of Williamsport; grandchildren, Christopher (Jamie), Karen Elizabeth, Stuart, Cassandra, Kathleen, Kevin, Brittany, Lindsey, Keith, Megan, Emily, Hayden; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Garrett; and sister, Chloe (Bill) Tiller of Centerburg.
Preceded in death by daughter, Brenda O’Quin; brothers, Burton, Jessie, Ola; sisters, Vernie O’Quin, Virgie Farmer, Minnie Powers, Ruby Owens, Ona Owens and Bessie Daniels.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Gail Angel officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Morrow County Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.