CAROLEEN - Broadus "Lee" Quinn, 80, of Westmore Road, Caroleen, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Hospice House of Rutherford County.
Lee was born April 13, 1933, in Rutherford County to the late Claude Lee Quinn and Hassie Radford Quinn.
He was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1951 and worked for Windy's Grill while attending school. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a faithful member of Caroleen Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He also worked for Stonecutter Mills for forty years before his retirement and then enjoyed working as a contract driver for CSX Railroad, transporting train engineers. He loved to restore old cars, woodworking, home improvement projects, traveling to Pigeon Forge with his wife and eating good food.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Felix and Nancy (Robbins) Quinn and Tom and Mary Radford.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Vember Allred Quinn; one daughter, Christine Tessnear and husband, Terry, of Alexis; one grandson, Matthew Tessnear of Shelby; one sister, Betty Upton; one brother, Howard "Buck" Quinn and wife, Gail, all of Caroleen and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services: Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Cliffside Baptist Church
Officiating: Rev. Joey Cantrell. Matthew Tessnear will be giving the eulogy.
Entombment: Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with military honors being accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations: Cliffside Baptist Church, PO Box 336, Cliffside, NC, 28024 or to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC, 28043.
Funeral home: Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mr. Quinn.
Online guest registry: www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Apr. 29, 2013