Roger Quintess Wynn, Jr. 1924-2016 Roger Quintess Wynn, Jr., passed away peacefully on March 12, 2016 in Austin with family - particularly his loving wife of 67 years, Charlotte O'Hagan Wynn - at his side. RQ, or Sonny Boy, as he was known, was born on a snowy Christmas morning in Palestine, Texas in 1924, the son of Annie LeMaster Wynn and Roger Wynn, Sr. He graduated from Palestine High School in the 'fabled' class of 1942 and immediately joined the Navy where he served for the duration of WWII. The combination of a football scholarship and the G.I. Bill allowed him to enroll in Austin College in Sherman, Texas graduating in 1949 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. His second year at Austin College, he met and married the 17-year-old freshman Charlotte O'Hagan, (affectionately known as Chocky), and began their life journey together. After a brief tenure as a high school football coach in Galena Park, Texas, Roger moved the new family - now including two young sons - to Beaumont where he started his school photography career with Provine Studios. He would spend the next 50 plus years building his one-man operation into a very successful business. He took the school pictures of multiple generations of East Texas school children. After retiring, Roger and Chocky spent a few years at their lake house on Richland-Chambers Reservoir, near Corsicana, before settling in Round Rock in 2005 to be near their growing progeny in central Texas. Roger was preceded in death by his son, Steve in 1987; daughter, Genny in 1999; and also by beloved siblings, brother, Ralph Wynn and sister, Mary Ellen Wynn Dougan. In addition to his loving wife Chocky, he is survived by sons, John and Dick of Round Rock, Ralph of New York City, Will of Austin, and Allen of Houston; also his loving daughters-in-law; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Roger Wynn's ashes will be interred in the old Wynn family plot in Taylor during a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in honor of Roger Wynn to the
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 18, 2016