John Michael "Mike" Quarles
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Hammond
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA

John Michael "Mike" Quarles, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the age of 71.

He was born on June 18, 1950, in Jonesboro, Louisiana, the son of the late John Ed and Max Pardue Quarles.

Mike earned a bachelors and masters degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. He was Assistant Dean of Student Activities at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond and worked there for 19 years. Mike loved his family, playing guitar, watching sports on TV, and was an avid reader.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Janet Costa Quarles; step-children, Holly Bankston Gautier, Jimmy Bankston and Jason Bankston; step-grandchildren, Jenny, Aimee and T.J. (Gabrielle); step-great grandchildren, Haley, Andrew, Hunter, Ava, Adriana, Angelo III, and Addy; brother, David Quarles (Brenda); nephew, John Quarles; niece, Kasi Quarles Kendrick (Joel); great niece and nephews, Landry Quarles, Max Quarles and Seth Lowe; brother-in-law, Angelo J. "Sonny" Costa, Jr. (Linda).

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Mary C. Costa, father-in-law, Angelo J. Costa, Sr., brother-in-law Raymond Costa, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

An on-line guest book is available at www.harry

Published by The Daily Star on Oct. 7, 2021.
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Janet- I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I have many great memories with Mike during my student years at Southeastern. He was one who helped shape my future.

My prayers are with you and your family.

Andre Coudrain
October 11, 2021
Janet and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mittie Rohner
October 8, 2021
Dear Janet, Sending sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband Mike. I know the despair of losing your soulmate and facing the days without them. And with you losing him, your Mother and brother in such a short period of time is overwhelming. You and your family are in my prayers.
Cheryl Tallia Schiro
Family Friend
October 7, 2021
Janet, I am so sorry to learn of Mike's passing.I have many fond memories of Mike while at SLU. Will keep you and the family in my prayers.
Sylvia Wilson
October 7, 2021
Janet, I am so very sorry for your loss thinking of you and hope you have better days ahead. Prayers for you and your family.
Nadine Lagarde
October 7, 2021
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