Mr. Earl S. Quillen, 92, of Waco, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at Kenwood Health and Rehabilitation. Mr. Quillen, the son of the late Thomas Quillen and Ethel Combs Quillen, was born in Owsley County on September 14, 1925. He retired from Westinghouse after 33 years of service. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, square dancing and he enjoyed his pets. Mr. Quillen was a U.S. Army Veteran and served during World War II and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater ribbon with two bronze stars and Philippine Liberation ribbon also with two bronze stars. He was a member of Flatwoods Christian Church. On June 17, 1948, Mr. Quillen united in marriage to Martha Longworth Quillen who preceded him in death on August 7, 2016 after 69 years of marriage. Survivors include: three daughters: Carlene Gibson and husband Keith of Midland, OH, Brenda Quillen and Nada Hoskins and husband Raymond all of Waco; two grandchildren: Jason Gibson and wife Hana and Andrea Massey and husband Eric; his great grandson: Eil Massey and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Quillen was also preceded in death by four brothers: Charles Quillen, Wayne Quillen, Winford Quillen and Bruce Quillen and three sisters: Katherine Mayes, Mary Quillen and Lola Perry.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Flatwoods Christian Church with Bro. Tim Jones. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be Bob Mayes, James Mayes, Steve Mayes, Keith Gibson, Jason Gibson and Eric Massey.
Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Flatwoods Christian Church, 263 College Hill Rd, Waco, KY 40385.Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on November 24, 2017