Pastor William Frank McQuay Sr.

September 20, 1945January 7, 2019

Pastor Frank McQuay Sr. was born September 20th of 1945 and died on January 7th of 2019.

He passed away at the age of 73, at 10:24 p.m. surrounded by his family in his home. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Truth Deliverance Center, Davenport. Visitation will be held two hours prior to service.

Frank was born to the parents of Carl Elliott McQuay Sr. and Alva Dean (Miller) McQuay. He was one of nine children. Pastor Frank McQuay Sr. did his schooling in Frankford & Bowling Green, Missouri. He was a High School Phenom, decorated with many accomplishments in sports. Frank McQuay has records that are still standing to this very day, pretty incredible being that he graduated from Bowling Green High School over 55 years ago. In his senior year he scored 53 points in one game, only playing 3 quarters of that game. In his endeavors with baseball, he was invited to play in Busch Stadium (Home of the St. Louis Cardinals) with the all-star team for the entire state of Missouri.

Frank McQuay served proudly for the United States of America in the Army. He was enlisted September 22, 1970 and stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He served for six years as a sharp shooter, ending that career on September 21, 1976.

Pastor McQuay has been pastoring about 40 years, starting out with Church of the Devine Truth in Rock Island. More recently he founded Truth Deliverance Center in Davenport, Iowa on Brady Street in 2010. Along with other ministries, he did Jail Ministry for over 35 years, 21 of those years with his wife, Connie McQuay.

He worked at John Deere for 28 years as a Receiving’s Clerk. He retired from there and then went and worked for Genesis as a delivery driver for 10 years.

He leaves to honor his memory, his wife, Connie McQuay from Davenport, Iowa, his children: Regina McQuay from Columbia, Missouri, William Frank McQuay Jr. and his wife, Marcia McQuay, Ronald McQuay, and Anthony McQuay and his wife, Neda McQuay all from Davenport, Iowa, Billy Wheeler and his wife, Joyce Wheeler from Blue Grass, Iowa, Charlene Williams and her husband, Carl Williams from St. Louis, Missouri, Gina Heinz and Shauna Stock both from Davenport, Iowa as well, sisters, Eva McDowell and her husband, LeRoy McDowell from Davenport, Iowa and Dorothy Bell from Hannibal, Missouri, and brother, Roy McQuay and his wife , Beverly McQuay from Vandalia, Missouri, and a host of grandchildren, along with three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, James McQuay, Carl Elliott “June” McQuay Jr. and George Robert McQuay; and sisters, Leila McQuay and Joyce Ann McQuay Clark.

He will forever be known as a great husband, great father, and friend. A wise teacher of the Word of God and faithful steward over what God had entrusted him with. He will be forever missed by us all.


  • Truth Deliverance Center


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Pastor William Frank McQuay Sr.

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Mrs. Charlene Cole

January 16, 2019

Pastor Frank Sr. not only preached the Word of God, he demonstrated it and practice God's commandments, Matthew 22: 37-40 "Love God with all thy heart, soul, mind... and Love thy neighbor as thyself..." The scriptures in Ecclesiastes 3:2, 4, teaches us "To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven:.. a time to be born, a time to die,.. a time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance..." this is a time to weep and to mourn. I pray that every time you remember Pastor McQuay and your heart aches, that you lay in the arms of God and weep and mourn awhile, allowing Him to comfort you as He did when Mother McQuay went home early. God promise He would comfort you and be your strength, Isaiah 41:10 "Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Wayne & I thank God for the opportunities given to enjoy this infectious loving Man of God and his children, which we will never forget.

Wayne Cole

January 16, 2019

It was a blow to receive the news from my wife of your loved ones passing. I will always remember Pastor McQuay's broad smile, his humble and caring personality and his impeccable dress code.

I always liked to tease him when I saw him with his sons of being the Bill The Hatter of the QCA in style and dress. Every time I saw him I could see where his son's acquired their unique fashion sense.

Although I never heard him preach a sermon, his demonstration of love toward me and people he met in general never stood within one denomination. He was a "Community Pastor" I am happy to say, and he will be missed by people in every city, and area code he came in contact with.

Sleep on Pastor MC Quay and awake to your eternal reward on that joyful morn when the trumpet shall sound. Love to all of the McQuay immediate and extended family from Wayne & Charlene Cole.

Logan Callahan

January 15, 2019

Met pops spending time with him at Red Hawk GC in Dport with Franky and Ron! Always had that butter swing and always had a smile on his face! You could tell how much he LOVED life! He will truly be missed by so many! God Bless the McQuay Family!!

Elder James L. Mitchell

January 15, 2019

Praying much for the McQuay family. Elder McQuay was a Man of God. Always greeting you with a smile and had a encouraging word for you. He was a very sincere Man who was about winning souls for Christ. He will be missed.

Philip Harris

January 13, 2019

When growing up my memories of Frank is that he was a top flight athlete, a man of standards, as well as a great individual who gave me encouragement over the years. I considered Frank one of many I could call Friend, who will truly be missed. Condolences and prayers to the family, for "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". You have made it to your Heavenly Home Brother

Patricia Johnson

January 12, 2019

Uncle Frank's smile was his trade mark. it saddens me that he is gone. He will never be forgotten. ♥️♥️

Veronica Olmi

January 12, 2019

It was an honor and a privilege to meet this great man and messenger from God years ago as he served as Pastor of the church my Mom attends. Always a smile on his face and a welcoming embrace. May he continue to smile down on us and we continue to serve the mission.

My deepest sympathy to the family.

Patrick Wilmington

January 11, 2019

I have known Mr. McQuay my entire life, along with his family. I have never not seen a smile on his face. He always had a kind word to say to me, and in my troubled time a prayer and encouraging word. I loved and respected Mr. McQuay and will forever remember his labor for God.

Jo Ann Holcumbrink Raney

January 9, 2019

As a former classmate anf friend, my husband Larry and I send sincere sympathy to Frank's eife and family. He was an outstanding athlete and a great person.

David Smith

January 9, 2019

I wanted to express my sympathy to Frank's family. I worked with him at the Technical Center and always enjoyed his gentle humor. One of my memories of Frank occurred during the Mississippi River Flood of 1993 that covered much of the employee parking lot at the old Tech Center on River Drive. I stopped by on a weekend to videotape the flood around the building. Frank was catching pretty good size fish in the waters that covered the parking lot! So that was an example of him making the best out of a not so good situation! The photo shows Frank as a member of the Tech Center's championship fast pitch softball team. As Frank's obituary noted, he was an outstanding athlete.