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H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel

4550 Peachtree Road Ne, Atlanta, GA

OBITUARY

Randall D. Quintrell

February 9, 1955July 23, 2020

On July 23, 2020, Randy Quintrell, loving husband and father of three, passed away from cancer at 65. Randy was born to Jim and Marie Quintrell on February 9, 1955 at Crawford Long Hospital. Mr. Quintrell attended Clemson University on a baseball scholarship; where he was on the ACC All Conference team (1975, 1976) and pitched 24 straight, scoreless innings, a 25 year record. He graduated from Clemson in 1977 with a B.S. degree, magna cum laude. Randy received his M.S. in wildlife ecology from UGA’s Warnell School of Forest Resources and while working as a fisheries biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, he met the love of his life, Nancy Murphy. Mr. Quintrell received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 1985 from the UGA School of Law and was a member of the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Quintrell built a 35 year career as an environmental lawyer and spent 30 years at Sutherland, Asbill, and Brennan, now Eversheds-Sutherland, assisting clients in complex matters before the EPA, Georgia EPD, and the Georgia Public Service Commission. He was privileged to serve as chief counsel for the Georgia Industrial Group, Georgia Construction Aggregates Association, Georgia Paper and Forest Products Association, the China Clay Producers Association, and the Georgia Mining Association, which honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Quintrell’s peers selected him as a member of the Best Lawyers in America in the environmental area.

Mr. Quintrell served on Pace Academy’s Board of Trustees and was a member of Northside United Methodist Church. A quiet and humble gentleman, Mr. Quintrell’s actions spoke volumes about his integrity, discipline, and kindness. Randy was most content surrounded by loved ones and nature. He especially enjoyed time with his family and friends on Lake Blue Ridge.

Randy is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy Murphy Quintrell; his son, Bailey Quintrell (Mary Ann); two daughters, Elisabeth Sweeney (Wyck) and Claire Quintrell; and one granddaughter. One sister, Susie Pressley (Kenneth), survives him. A private memorial service is planned and a celebration of life will be held in 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute.

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Robert Garrett

July 27, 2020

Janis & I am deeply saddened by the passing of Randy at such a young age.

I met Randy in the early 1990s through our mutual friend, Denny Dobbs. I worked in the environmental field and Randy was a young environmental lawyer with Southerland, Asbill and Brennan. He helped me on several projects, including a friend’s problem with a Superfund Site. He did exemplary work, with de minimis costs.

Randy and I loved hunting deer, turkey & doves together. I remember his excitement at shooting a nice 8-point buck on my hunting property, his first buck in many years!

We each bought adjoining property on the Jax River, near “Pop”, his Father’s property. I remember many great times there. Janis & I loved Randy’s log cabin so much, we built the same log cabin floor plan for ourselves on Lake Rabun.

Randy was a great Father, Husband, Lawyer and Friend, and will be sorely missed.

Robert & Janis Garrett

Bucky Thompson

July 27, 2020

I've worked in the environmental industry for over 42 years and met Randy through a mutual friend Denny Dobbs. Randy's reputation in legal circles and the industry at large was if you needed someone that was knowledgeable, ethical, and worthy of one's trust, Randy was the guy.

The measure of a man is in the lives he's touched-Ernie Banks

Larry Mcswain

July 26, 2020

I was fortunate to have worked with Randy early in his career (late 1970s?) when he was a fishery biologist with DNR. In the short time he and I worked together, he proved himself to be both a great guy and a competent biologist. We became friends during that time and, as I recall, Randy took me on my first wild turkey hunt near White Plains. My colleages and I were sorry he left DNR, but understood his desire to study law.

We had no contact until a couple of years ago when we met at a Regional Water Planning Council meeting. It was a pleasure to hear briefly about his successful legal career.

Denny Dobbs, a mutual friend, informed me a few months ago of Randy's medical condition. What a tragedy for his family and friends to lose him at a relatively young age. Praying that God will provide comfort to them during this sad time.
Respectfully,
Larry McSwain,
Retired Assist Director,
Wildlife Resource Div, DNR
Covington GA

Wallace Quintrell

July 26, 2020

We were so sorry to hear this sad news. I am also sorry we lost track of each other over the years. Kirsten and I fondly remember his visit to us in Maryland albeit a long time ago. I remember him well as a little boy and kept up with his life and career as best we could. I was very proud of his accomplishments and proud to call him cousin. He did the family proud indeed. May God great Him eternal rest and may He comfort the family in this time of sorrow.

Denny Dobbs

July 26, 2020

We worked together, played together, and held each other up!
"We have lost a Prince and a good man"

Randy McRae

July 26, 2020

Nancy,

Sandy and I are thinking about you and your family. Our prayers for all of you have been constant. I want to tell you again how much I admired Randy and how much I enjoyed not just working with him, but just being around him. From the beginning of my work in Georgia, has was kind, helpful, and always ready to assist. I always knew his advice was excellent and accurate. What a great thing to rely upon!. I will miss him tremendously.

Randy McRae

Guy Griswold

July 25, 2020

Nancy,

So sorry for your loss. I worked closely with Randy for over 20 years and considered him so much more than a work colleague. I had the opportunity to visit the lake with him and understood why it was such a special place. His love for you and your children was alway evident. Though I no longer work the capitol or PSC, I remained in touch. I will miss seeing him. Guy

Tony Kimbrell

July 25, 2020

Nancy, I am sorry for your loss.

Randy was a Newton High classmate and teammate, playing football and baseball together. I knew him as a great athlete who didn't talk much. He went to Clemson for baseball and I went to TheCitadel for football. We never talked again and I apologize for that. I'm sorry I did not know him as a family and business man., I'm sure he was a great husband, father and lawyer. Sorry for your loss. I pray God will cover you in love.

Lisa Dubovy

July 24, 2020

Nancy,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

J Elaine Edenfield

July 24, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss Nancy.

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