December 2, 1933 - October 13, 2021
Edgar Byron O’Quinn died peacefully at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice in Albertville AL. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, football quarterback, Navy pilot, and petroleum geologist. Edgar Byron was born in Red Lick MS and raised in Fayette MS. He graduated from Fayette High School (1951) and Hinds Junior College. He earned BS and master’s degrees in geology from Mississippi State University. Edgar Byron married Christine Lehmann, enlisted in the US Navy, and was stationed at NAS Brunswick where he was a pilot patrolling the north Atlantic for NATO. Along with Christine, he raised 3 children while spending most of his career as a petroleum geologist with Exxon in New Orleans LA and Kingsville TX. He also was a petroleum geologist with Campbell Energy in Baton Rouge LA. Ed worked as a geologist for the Groundwater Division of the Louisiana State Department of Environmental Quality in the later years of his career. Ed and Chris retired to Diamondhead MS and lived their last years at Redstone Village in Huntsville AL. Ed was a member of Fayette Baptist Church, St. Andrew’s UMC in Baton Rouge, and Diamondhead UMC. Preceding him in death were his wife Christine Lehmann O’Quinn, father John Singleton O’Quinn, mother Blanche Smith O’Quinn, and siblings John Louis O’Quinn, Louise O’Quinn Marchetti, Ruby O’Quinn Koehler and Jimmie Dale O’Quinn. Surviving him are his three children Sharon O’Quinn Mazzanti (Gary), Christopher Byron O’Quinn (Patricia), Sandra O’Quinn West (Stephen); seven grandchildren Anne Marie, Matthew and Daniel Mazzanti; Damian O’Quinn (Jessica) and Amy O’Quinn Chapman (Patrick); Deborah (Matt Lovorn) and Jeremy West; and three great-grandchildren Layton and Baylen O’Quinn, Fisher Chapman. Graveside service will be held at Fayette Cemetery October 23, 2021, at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fayette Cemetery, Fayette, MS.
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