Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Dad

Irvin Albert "Tiny" Quick
April 7, 1934 - November 6, 2012

Irvin "Tiny" Quick, 78, of Casper, Wyoming passed away on Tuesday November 6, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Newcomer
 Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Services will be held at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:00PM with a reception to follow at Fraternal Order of Eagles (306 North Durbin Street) in Casper.

Tiny was born in Tekamah, Nebraska on April 7, 1934 to James Reed and Mabel (Barger) Quick where he was raised with three brothers and a sister.

In February of 1953 he joined the army to serve his country as a Parachute Instructor. Tiny earned a Parachute Badge, a National Defense Service Medal as well as a Good Conduct Medal. Tiny was honorably discharged in March 1955, but remained a dedicated patriot to his country throughout the remainder of his life.

Military Service has been and continues to be a pillar in the Quick Family. James Reed (Tiny's father) served in Belgium during World War II where he earned a Purple Heart.
All three of of Tiny's brothers, many of his nephews, as well as Tiny's youngest son and two of his grandsons carry on the family's dedication to their country through military service. Tiny was a proud soldier and our flag flew high everywhere he lived.

Tiny was a lifetime member of The American Legion, Samuel Mares Post #8 in Douglas, Wyoming. He served as Post Commander several times. District #2 Commander, Several Department Committees and Department Vice Commander. Tiny was the only Department Commander to serve a one and half year term. From there, he continued his service with the Legion as Alternate National Executive Committeeman and National Executive Committeeman. In addition he was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion.

Tiny loved many sports especially baseball, football and Nascar. He also enjoyed his personal time hunting, fishing, and camping; but his family will tell you his true passion was woodworking. He created furniture and wood projects treasured by his wife, children and grandchildren. Tiny donated many of his items to Legion Charities as well.

Tiny was preceded in death by both his parents, infant son Bobby and his brother Jim.

Tiny is survived by his wife of 54 1/2 years, Genene (Misfeldt) of Casper Wyoming; five children, Pam (Ronnie) Jackson of Rock Springs, WY; Jeff (Sandy) Quick of Leith, ND; Bill of Casper, WY; Marcy (Cleo) Cheney of Newnan, GA; and Scott (Shannon) Quick of Douglas, WY; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchilren. As well as siblings: Mal (Margaret) Quick of Wheatland, MO; Vince (Carol) Quick of Tekamah, NE; and sister Nondas Vitols of Blair, NE.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wyoming American Legion Boys State Program Care of :
PDC Nels Lofgren (Treas)
385 Conrad Street
Buffalo, WY 82834

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree.
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea.
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night.
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight.
Then God combined these qualities,
There was nothing more to add.
His masterpiece was now complete,
He lovingly called him Dad.

1 comment:

Audrey said...

I just saw this post. What a beautiful way to remember your dad. He was a great man and I'm glad I got to know him. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Love ya. xx Aud