“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16. Gene Oliver Quirk, a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, entered his heavenly home Monday, June 7, 2010, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center at 6:16 p.m. He was 80, born June 6, 1930, and was a resident of Denham Springs. He was a member of Amite Baptist Church where he served as deacon for 50 years. He retired from AT&T. He was a member of the Denham Springs Masonic Lodge 297 F&AM and was an Army veteran who served his country in the Korean War. Visitation was at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Wednesday. Visitation will resume at Amite Baptist Church, Denham Springs, Thursday from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Terry Booth, the Rev. J.K. Pierce and the Rev. Gary Shows. Burial will be in Amite Baptist Church Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elaine Kelly Quirk; sons and daughters-in-law, Buster and Cindy, and Ken and Eileen Quirk; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Ricky Stewart; grandchildren, Scott and wife Dianna, Toddy, Trey, Alyssa and Lawson Quirk, Dean and wife Stephanie Stewart, and Kelly and husband Nathan Hampton; brothers, Tommy and wife Donna, and Marshall and wife Ann Quirk; sisters, Mary Tanner, Sandy Beasley, and Linda and husband Wayne Griffen; brothers-in-law, Wilbert and wife Lola, W.B. and wife Ruth, Douglas and wife Etelka, Paul and wife Connie, and Bobby Kelly; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Ada Quirk; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Addie Kelly; sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Milton Ardoin; and brothers-in-law, Ernest and Harold Kelly. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Scott, Todd, Trey, Lawson Quirk, Dean Stewart and Nathan Hampton. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Ash, Darryl Burt, Bud Loper, Ricky Miller, Sid Garrison, A.D. Welch, Merlin Morgan and David Marshall. A special thanks to the wonderful staff of the fifth floor Oncology Unit and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and his doctors. He will be greatly missed by all.
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