Michael Jay O'Quinn

September 20, 1955December 30, 2012
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Michael Jay O'Quinn passed away Sunday, December 30 at his home with his wife, Jennifer “Jennie” lovingly by his side after 2 years of courageously battling cancer. He was so brave and fought very hard for life, determined to beat the cancer.

Mike was born on September 20th 1955 in Augsberg, Germany to Jack and Garnet O'Quinn. He lived in many places with his Military family, especially his beloved Albany, Georgia. There, he attended Dougherty High School where he played football and baseball and was voted Senior Superlative.

He made his home in Pensacola since 1974. He owned Apostrophe Fencing Company.

Mike was predeceased by his father, Jack and his brother, Kelly. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Jennifer, his children Taylor O'Quinn, Kyeen Matthews, Carlee Matthews, Jackelyn O'Quinn and his mother, Garnet O'Quinn. Also surviving are his mother in law Mary (David) Raisler, father in law, Allen (Robbie) Ates both of Milton.

His extended family of Aunt Hester Keatley of West Virginia, Toni Wagner of Michigan, Ruby White of West Virginia, Billie Kinder of Pensacola. He was a member of Avalon Baptist Church in Milton. Michael loved life and made many friends. He was always helping people, donating to friends or family and others down on their luck.

Visitation with a reception will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home 619 New Warrington Road Pensacola, FL 32506 on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm. The funeral service will be Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10am with Dr. Henry Willett and Rev. Myer officiating, followed by interment at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Pine Forest Road. Oak Lawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2013

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Jackelyn O'Quinn

January 31, 2013

Roses are red viloets are blue every time I see them I think of you I have a hole my heart because god took you away,but I know I will see you again someday.i will never feel complete without your sweet hugs but you were lots of fun! Now that your gone I have a special place in my heart for to stay I miss and love you and wish you were here,but I promise to keep you near and dear right here.I like snickers you do too you love me and I love you I am the body you are the heart we hug each other in the dark you are the spaghetti I am the meatballs we go together like trees and tree frogs.

Jennie O 'Quinn

January 31, 2013

My Dearest Husband,Michael O Quinn,You are my best friend,my best lover,father of my children,my husband,my soul mate, my heart. My body an soul aches for you. My prayers and cries out to God to end your suffering came true, but I begged him to take your cancer not you..We are so many beautiful memories we lived a lifetime of pure love together I 13 years. You have left a beautiful legacy. You were so kind, so non-judge mental to all off us and your friends.We will never get over losing you. You will live on forever in your children and your Mother. I love you so much and miss our MOJO.

Jennie O'Quinn

January 31, 2013

My dearest husband Michael O'Quinn.
You are my best friend, my best lover, my father of my children, my husband, my soulmate. My heart, body, and soul aches for you. My prayers and cries out to God to end your suffering came true, but I begged him to take your cancer, not you. We are so devastated. So many beautiful memories. We lived a lifetime of pure love together in 13 years. You have left behind a beautiful legacy. You were so kind, so nonjudgmental and loving to all of us and your friends. We will never get over losing you. You will live on forever in me and your children and your mother. I love you so much and miss our MOJO...Michael O'quinn Jennie O'quinn.

January 16, 2013

We are praying for each of you during these difficult days. I will miss seeing Mr. Mike come through the car-rider line at Blue Angels.
Love and prayers,
Karen Montgomery

Mike Spencer

January 12, 2013

Mike, I am really going to miss you. I always considered you a class act and had lots of respect for you. Rest in Peace my friend. You was one of the good ones for sure!

janet powell

January 11, 2013

I was friends with Mike at Dougherty Jr. and High School. He was so handsome, nice and a lot of fun to be around. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. I will say prayers for his family. Janet Chatman Powell.

January 6, 2013

O'Quinn family so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Jacklyn if you ever need a hug, you know where I am.

-Jennifer Butts / Mrs. B

Shari Romel

January 6, 2013

"Jackie O" I am sorry to hear of your loss. May memories ease your sorrow and May time bring you peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Big Hug,
Love, Mrs. Romel


January 5, 2013

RIP my friend,will never forget you

David Holifield

January 5, 2013

Wow, been many years my man. I haven't seen you in years bro, but thanks for all of the good times we shared growing up. My thoughts and prayers to the family. May God bless you all.