Mr. John Charles SULLIVAN

August 30, 1940September 29, 2019

John Charles Sullivan, age 79, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 at his home in Tampa, FL. John was born August 30, 1940 to Lonnie and Marion Lee Sullivan in Washington D.C., grew up in Eden, GA, and attended Effingham County High School. He served on the U.S.S. Bache and graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1967. John worked for Tampa Electric Company for 35 years, and retired in 2002.He enjoyed skiing, diving, golfing, reading, and watching the Tampa Bay Rays. Survivors include his wife Quinell Pevey Sullivan; daughter Karen Sullivan of Seattle, WA, brother-in-law and sisters-in law, Reed Pevey, Jelane Battle, and Rachel Pevey of Guyton, GA; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

A visitation for John will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Blount and Curry Funeral Home Oldsmar West Hillsborough Chapel, 6802 SILVERMILL DR, TAMPA, FL 33635, followed by a funeral service from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Mr. John Charles SULLIVAN

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Soman Varghese

March 20, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with John for 5 years at Tampa Electric's Distribution Standards department. He was an extremely knowledgeable engineer and a great teacher. We had great times together over the years during and after work. We shared many meals and a few golf outings and USF Football games. John steadily encouraged me to push myself out of my comfort zone and is responsible for teaching me how to snow ski. We went on two great ski trips together with other friends from Tampa Bay Snow skiers out in Colorado. John was a great friend. I am sad to discover his passing just today while trying to reach out to him to catch up after a year.
Deepest sympathies and regards to John's beloved Q and Karen.

Larry Peeples

October 7, 2019

John and I became friends at TECO. In Standards we got to work together and frequently he shared about his family. He was a proud father, husband and son. His engineering skills raised the level of professionalism in the department. He was very helpful to a lot of people.

Tim Badger

October 5, 2019

John Sullivan was a good friend, mentor and study partner. He contributed greatly to my growth as an employee and an engineer. I even learned a little patience from him. We studied together for the PE exam, and played golf together.

I will miss him.

Maggie Dominguez

October 5, 2019

I began my career at TECO in 1975, John was my first boss at Tampa Division Engineering. While TECO was a great company to work for, John made the work environment a great place to grow in experience. He encouraged innovation when computers were just beginning to become a desktop tool. I am saddened by his passing and will always have very fond memories of him. He was a great person and a great engineer.

Greg Douglas

October 5, 2019

John was my boss in Standards for almost 15 years. He was more than my boss he was a good friend and confidant. We shared many conversations at lunch at TECO and more in St. Pete after he retired. He would drive to Eckerd and pick me up for lunch. I will think of him often. Quinell and Karen are in my prayers.

Bob Tomczak

October 5, 2019

WE grew together at TECO. John was a super Engineer, easy going but determined to do his best. We had fun golfing and was a team
The world will miss him.

Paul Folse

October 5, 2019

I was an engineer at TECO and met John over 50 years ago. We played golf together. He was GREAT GUY, always friendly and a good engineer. I'm very sorry to hear of his passing.

John Rowe

October 5, 2019

I am saddened to learn of John's passing. I worked with him at Tampa Electric Company for nearly 40 years. He was a quiet man, genuine, with a ready smile. My prayers are with his family.


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