OBITUARY

SGM (R) Samuel R. Quincey

February 5, 1928December 19, 2020
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Samuel R. Quincey, passed from this life on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Luvida Memory Care Center. He was surrounded by love, with the love of his life, Janie, family and beloved caregivers present. He was 92 years young. Sam, Sergeant Major, SRQ, Honey, Dad, Daddy, Runt, Uncle Runt, Pop, Papa was very much loved. Always the most uplifting, caring man. Well known for his “Hallelujah”, “I Dream of Jeannie”, “Jingle Bells” outbursts at any given moment, exclaiming when asked how he was doing with his usual, “If I were any better, I’d … reenlist/need a twin/don’t know what I’d do”, peeling a grapefruit with kids at his knees, stories of growing up on a farm, handing out peppermints at church, caring for his African violets, or doing secret God assignments to supply a need for others … our Dad was the most unpretentious, warm-hearted, service-minded, sincere, Godly, devoted, patriotic, wise man we’ve ever known. A Sergeant Major (retired) in the Army for 30 years, two months and 13 days, stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia and Fort Hood, Texas, with tours in S. Korea, Japan and Okinawa. He proudly served his last assignment as Career Counselor Supervisor at III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas. He retired from the military in 1976, could not sit still, and ultimately worked at Memorial Baptist Church for many years. He is survived by his dear wife, Annie Jane (also known as Janie). Their love story began early in life, and if you haven’t heard the story of Watermelon Pond, then you should ask! This love created the most wonderful family, starting with Amanda (Steve) Bingham, Adine (Bob) Moser, Suzy Quincey (deceased), Mary Jane McLean, Julie (Jerry) Morris, and Scott (Terri Linn) Quincey. Grandchildren: Miller (Tiffany) Bingham, Rickey Kelly Jr., Katy Trollinger, Ashley (Jason) Kistler, Erin Hitzeman, Lauren (Josh) Hallerman, Kalyn McLean, Drew (Shelley) Chapman, Jon Chapman, Kennen Quincey, Cody Quincey, Rob Moser, Brett Moser, Sandi Ethridge, Tyler Morris, Kyle (Brin) Morris. Great Grandchildren: Allison Bingham, Carson Bingham, Rachel Kelly, Susan Trollinger, Kayleigh Trollinger, Holli Jackson, Luke Kistler, Reagan Hitzeman, Dalton Hitzeman, Tucker Hitzeman, Tatum Hallerman, Beckam Bessiere, Kendall Chapman, Keniseigh Chapman, Khloenn Chapman, Lauren Moser, Luke Moser, Sam Moser, Ashlyn Ethridge, Jayden Ethridge, and Bentleigh Moser. Surviving brothers and sisters: Elsie Wilson, Annette Sanchez, Jewel McElroy, Faye (Bruce) Wiggins, Frank (Clara Nell) Quincey, and sister-in-law Bernice Quincey. Predeceased in death by (brothers and sisters): Margaret (Austin) McElroy, Becky (Curtis) Sheppard, Clyde (Peggy) Quincey, Donald (Pat) Quincey, Jack Quincey, Albert Wilson (brother-in-law), and Gad Sanchez (brother-in-law). Sam was a devoted member of Memorial Baptist Church in Killeen, Texas for many years, and most recently at Triple 7 Baptist Fellowship. He loved gardening, mapping out the garden, researching gardening and composting, fishing, golf, feeding the birds, and an avid grafter (generally pecan trees). He was known for growing the tallest plants and enjoyed very much sharing the garden produce with anyone and everyone! He could fix and build anything, and his neatly arranged garage was his “zone of action”. His love of his kids and grandkids was a precious gift. Beyond all, however, was his love, service and commitment to Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, or the Building Fund at Triple 7 Baptist Fellowship. With many tears, but also great joy as he is now in Heaven forever with Jesus, healed, with full and perfect memory, he will be greatly missed. We thank God for the gift of Sam Quincey, and in his honor, just as Dad would say at every farewell … “Keep sweet”.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Services

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Committal Service with Military Honors

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

Memories

SGM (R) Samuel R. Quincey

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Terri Paradice

January 14, 2021

TI have always loved your family so much!! Anytime I walked into your home, I felt love and peace! Mr. Sam gave me two of his African violet plants and I still have both of them! One was given to me about 18 years ago and the other about 15 years ago. Mr. Sam was always so full of love for his family, and it always showed. My heart is with you all during this difficult time. Sending you all lots of love and hugs! ❤️🙏🏻❤️

Rickey and Belinda Kelly

January 13, 2021

(part 2)
Scotty, both Granny and Grandpa loves you. So you have a birth Mom, Sue, and a Grandma-Mother and Grandpa-Daddy who loves you very much. I know your birth Mom really loved you because the way she talked, played with you, held you. I saw her love for you in her eyes. Your parents really loved you. Your Daddy-Grandpa and your Mommy-Grandma opened their hearts just for you. Remember Sam for all he and Janie have cared for you. I am happy for you, the young man you have become. Thanks to the Lord. Thanks to your entire family who love you also.
Belinda, the girls, KayLeigh, Susan, Katy and Rickey Jr have you in our prayers. Remember your husband, your daddy will always be very close to you and in your heartand your fond memories of him.
Love you all!
Rickey, Belinda, KayLeigh, Susan, Rickey Jr. and Katy
Again I'm very sorry for your lose. I'm also very happy to say and know your loved one (Husband, Daddy, Grandpa) is with his Lord and Savior, Jesus.

Rickey and Belinda Kelly

January 13, 2021

Dear Janie, Amanda, Dine, Julie, Mary, (Susan) and Scotty,
I'm so sorry for your lose and I'm so thankful for Sam's life with you all. Your lose is also mine. I know Sam is doing well, he is with God and has a new body in Christ. His mind is anew and fresh in Christ. I'm not going to the funeral, I've had 2 surgeries this week. I will be there in my prayers for you all. KayLeigh and Susan are praying and Katy and Rickey Jr. send their love and prayers. They are all upset by not coming.
Janie, thanks for loving Sam all these years and I know they were all good years. Forgive me for the grief I caused for you and Sam. I will never forget your and Sam's love and caring kindness for me.
Amanda, thanks for your kind words over these years. Thanks for my graduation experience and my new name you gave me. I know it's been very hard for you losing your Dad and being so far away and all but I know Dine, Mary, Julie and Scott keep you up to date with your Dad and Mom. Your Dad is with the Good Lord, smiling, laughing, remembering everything. A new body and mind.
Dine, Thanks for everything you and your sisters and Scott have done for your parents. I know you all will have great memories of your Dad. Just like all his bbq, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken. I will never forget his very QUICK prayer at meal time. I know that the Good Lord understood every word.
Mary and Julie, Be sound and of good mind, stay close to your God. Your Dad isn't gone too far for you both to have good memories. He was a Dad who loved all of you, who prayed and listened. To both of you, stay strong for your Mom and yourselves. (part 1)
Rickey Kelly

KayLeigh Trollinger

January 13, 2021

I thank God every day that I was given 16 years with Papa Quincey. Not many people can say that they got to spend time with their great grandparents, so that being said, I think I'm the luckiest person in the world. I know he's in a better place now and we will get to see him again one day. I'm thankful I have the memories with him. I love y'all.
KayLeigh

Susan Trollinger

January 13, 2021

Dear: Sam Quincey
This is your graet granddoter Susan. I miss you but I remimber when you singed guegel bells on your brthday and you would always say keep sweet and I will never for get that and I love you and we see you agane one day in hevan.
Susan Trollinger

Godfrey Mark

January 11, 2021

Samuel Quincey
I wish to convey my deepest condolences to the Quincey family at the passing of Samuel Quincey. Sam was a valued friend for many years. We first met in 1987 when my family visited Memorial Baptist Church at Killeen. With a cheerful smile and warm handshakes, Sam welcomed my family to his church.
I have fond memories of fellowshipping with Sam: church maintenance days, Royal Ambassadors meetings, fishing from his boat, and playing softball; to name a few. In Sam Quincey, I witnessed the walk of a Godly man.
Brother Sam is sorely missed! May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.
vr,

Godfrey Mark

Deva Drake

January 6, 2021

I met Mr. Quincy when his daughter, Dine, started working in my office and we became good friends. I too loved African Violets because my grandmother always had them and they were so beautiful. Unfortunately I had no luck with them and could always count on Mr.Quincey for advise. Well, his advise finally paid off as the attached picture shows. This Violet always has blooms, but one day not too long ago all the blooms withered and died. I didn’t understand why but knew I could no longer ask Sam what was wrong. A few days later Dine called and told me her Dad had passed and then I knew why my blooms had withered and died. They have now bloomed again and I know Mr. Quincey is in a better place. You will be missed!

Debbie McClain

December 21, 2020

Bro. Sam's love in his eyes for his family is my favorite memory. I've been blessed to take pictures of this sweet family a few times and every time there are those eyes that look with love. I remember the celebration for His 90th birthday and his dear wife and daughters were singing a song and Janie was playing the piano, Bro. Sam stood there and just watched and you could see the love in his eyes for all of them. You all are in my prayers and I love you all so much.

Mary McLean

December 21, 2020

Mary McLean

December 21, 2020

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