William James QUICK
January 18, 1923 – April 5, 2019
Bill was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on January 18, 1923 and died on April 5, 2019 in Austin, Texas, at age 96.
He graduated from Landry High School in Lake Charles, where he was taught by the Christian Brothers. He earned undergraduate and Master’s degrees in psychology from Louisiana State University.
He served as a 1st Lt. in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a bombardier on a B-24 in the European theatre. He returned home and married Virginia Rose Tocci. He was close to the Tocci side of the family and loved them dearly.
Bill worked in the field of industrial relations throughout his work career and retired from Halliburton; he spent the majority of his working career in Houston, Texas. In 2006 he moved to Austin to live with his son Bill, Jr. and his wife, Judy.
Bill was an avid practitioner of the Catholic faith from a very early age and was a member of the Serra Club, which promotes vocations to the priesthood. He loved to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament and did so his whole life. Here at St. John Neumann he was an active member of Encore and always looked forward to the monthly Mass and meeting. Bill loved people and enjoyed interacting with them socially.
Bill loved animals, especially dogs, of which he had several during his lifetime. After he retired in Houston, he volunteered at Hermann Park Zoo and traveled to schools with the Zoomobile to take animals and educate the children about wildlife. He took up horse riding in his forties and had a horse named Easy Money.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Walton Joseph Quick and Iva Buford Quick, and by his wife of 52 years, Virginia. He is survived by his son William James Quick, Jr. and his wife, Judy, and by his son Jonathan Buford Quick.
There will be a funeral Mass on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 11:00 AM at St. John Neumann Catholic Church located at 5455 Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas, 78746. There will be a reception in Morris Hall following the Mass. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society located at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Donations can be made payable to the St. Vincent de Paul Society and mailed to St. John Neumann Catholic Church at 5455 Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas, 78746.