William Levi O’Quin, Jr., 76, of Orange, Texas, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Funeral service, under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home, will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, in Orange, Texas; Pastor Don Sheffield officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment will be held following the funeral service at Wilkinson Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Dorman Funeral Home.
Bill was born on Sunday, August 4, 1940, to parents Matilda G. (Garbade) and William Levi O’Quinn, Sr., in Pritchardville, South Carolina. In March 1958, Bill courageously enlisted into the United States Air Force and served honorably until he was discharged from active duty, in March 1966. Following Bill’s military service, Bill began working in construction as a pipefitter and in the 1970’s he followed work to Orange, Texas. Bill and his loving wife of 39 years, Carolyn (Waller), remained in Orange, Texas, and raised their beautiful family together. Bill was a God loving man who would do everything he could to deliver the word of God to the people. For 16 years, Bill worked in ministry that included street ministry, where he would go into the streets and bring to God’s word to the people, and transportation ministry. Three years into his ministry, Bill began Leap of Faith Ministry in Mauriceville, Texas, and for 13 years, until his passing, faithfully continued to deliver the word of God. Bill was a loving man who did all he could to take care of his family and enjoyed being home for a wonderful home cooked meal. He was a husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, who will be missed by all who knew him.
Preceding Bill in death are his parents, Matilda and William O’Quinn, Sr. and his sisters, Rose Marie O’Quinn, and Emily Louise Wilds.
Those who will cherish Bill’s memory most are his wife, Carolyn Sue O’Quin; daughters, Robin Harmon and husband, Richard, of Orange, Texas, Barbara “Missy” Burrows and her husband, Brian, of Orange, Texas, and Autumn Lemire and her husband, Eric; sons, William Levi O’Quin, III and his wife, Mary, of Del Rio, Texas, Carl O’Quin, Sr. and his wife, Dorothy, of Leesburg, Florida, and Troy Rodriguez and his wife, Nicole Sypress, of Orange, Texas; grandchildren, Richard W. Harmon, III, Krista Harmon, Tim Crumpler, Travis Harmon, Brett Burrows, Breahna “Bree” Burrows, Carl O’Quin, Jr., Andrea Harmon, William O’Quin, IV, Brittney O’Quin, Brandice O’Quin, Christopher O’Quin, and Gabriel Lemaire; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous members of extended family, and friends.
Honoring Bill as Pallbearers are Troy Rodriguez, Brian Burrows, Carl O’Quin, Sr., Bill O’Quin, Sr., Brett Burrows, Tim Crumpler, Richard Harmon, and Travis Harmon.
“…and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” –Acts 1:8b