William M. Quattlebaum

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William M. Quattlebaum
AIKEN, SC - William Marion Quattlebaum of Aiken, SC passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at his residence with his family by his side.
Born in Saluda, SC June 11, 1936, he was the son of the late Willie Melvin Quattlebaum and Bertha Bledsoe Quattlebaum. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles Ransom Quattlebaum, John Warren Quattlebaum and Thomas Quattlebaum. Bill is survived by his wife of 58 years, Cephia; his sons, Bill (Eureka) Quattlebaum, Jr., Robert Quattlebaum; his daughter, Cheryl (Keith) Smith; his brothers, Randolph, Jimmy, Emanuel "Bubba" Quattlebaum; his sister, Francis (Steve) Cogburn; his grandchildren, Taylor William Daniel Matuszak, Shanna Marie Matuszak.
Bill was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the 82 D Airborne Division; Fort Bragg, NC from February 17, 1954 to March 9, 1957. This division participated in many special force activities from being on a submarine, night parachute jumps to climbing Pikes Peak to get their paycheck. Bill loved gardening, fishing, golfing and was an excellent cook. When he moved to Aiken, SC in 2005, he joined the horticulture group and also took the Clemson course to become a Master Gardener. His specialty was propagating plants. He took pride into taking a small cutting and making a beautiful plant.
After the military, he worked at Riegel Textile Corporation in Johnston, SC for six years. He then moved to New Orleans, LA to manage a Howard Johnson Restaurant and Lounge. Because of his excellent performance at Riegel Textile Corporation, they contacted him and wanted him to be a sales representative for Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the pan handle of Florida and he did this for several years. He was then asked by Lanier of Atlanta to head-up their sales division for half of Los Angeles, he moved there in 1970 and stayed until 1974. He then was asked to become sales manager for Elite Communication Systems in Los Angeles and later was made Vice President of ECS. In 1984, he became owner of his own Sony business in San Diego until 2005. It was a family business and he enjoyed always having his loved ones around him. He was a die-hard San Diego Chargers and San Diego Padres fan and he loved going to the games especially with his grandchildren and his family.
A memorial service will be held three p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Living Hope Fellowship Church, 2550 Old Dominion Road, Aiken, SC.
Folk Funeral Home, Inc. and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Apr. 27, 2016
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