Edgar Byron O’Quinn
Published 10:06 pm Thursday, October 14, 2021
Edgar Byron O’Quinn
Dec. 2, 1933 – Oct. 13, 2021
FAYETTE — 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 in 1951 and Hinds Junior College. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in geology from Mississippi State University.
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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 three 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) and 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 and Fisher Chapman.
Graveside service will be held at Fayette Cemetery, Oct. 23, 2021, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fayette Cemetery, Fayette, MS.