Obit: John Quillen

Obit: John Quillen

October 3rd, 2013 in Obituaries
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COLUMBIA, S.C. John C. "Jack" Quillen, 68, died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept 30, 2013, from post-op complications during surgery.Jack was born in Hobart, Ind., and moved to Chattanooga in his early teens. He attended Red Bank schools and The University of Chattanooga, and then went to work for IBM first in Chattanooga, then Tallahassee, and Columbia in 1973. He retired from IBM in 1995 and then worked in IT for the University of South Carolina and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, from which he had recently retired.Jack was an avid hunter and loved music and music festivals, and was involved with the Woodshed musical performance group in Columbia.He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jennifer Pfitzer Quillen; daughter, Caroline Quillen (Kyle Black), of Columbia; brother, Tom (Kim) Quillen; and niece Lori Quillen (Brendan Cleary), of Chattanooga.Funeral services are at St John's Episcopal Church, Columbia, at 11 a.m. today, Oct 3.Arrangements by Dunbar Funeral Home, Columbia.Memorial gifts may be made in lieu of flowers to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, 727 E. 11th Street, 37402.