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Obituary - Mr. Johnny Quinn

Mr. Johnny Quinn, age 86, of Anderson, SC passed away Sunday, July 13, 2008 at his residence.

Born in Greenville, SC on March 16, 1922, he was a US Army World War II Veteran and was the owner  and operator of Quinn Machine Works, Inc. until he retired in  1981.  Mr. Quinn owned Double Q Stables in the mid 60’’s to late 70’s.  He loved the Tennessee Walking Horse and thoroughly enjoyed traveling to the horse shows and the Celebration with his daughter, Diane.  A couple of their old time favorites were Ramblin Rose and Go Boys Fancy Pants.  Mr. Quinn served as Captain of the Hejaz Shrine Horse Patrol from 1967 to 1977 where he introduced the patrol to the Walking Horse breed.  Soon, thereafter, he was so proud that the entire unit traded their mounts to the smooth gait of the Tennessee Walking Horse.  Since that time, he has been the number one fan of his son in law and daughters show string and customers at their barn, Robert Kellett Stables LLC in Fountain Inn, SC.

Mr. Johnny Quinn was survived by his wife of 31 years, Patsy C. Quinn; his daughter, Diane Quinn Kellett and son in law, Robert M. Kellett, Jr.

Funeral services were held July 16, 2008 at The Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home in Anderson, SC with emtombment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Masoleum. 

A message of condolence may be sent to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kellett, 417 S. Main St., Fountain Inn, SC  29644.

Memorials may be made to Winyah Community Hospice Care, 880 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 1-A, Greenville, SC  29607.

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