Robert L. Quinn
Robert L. Quinn
  • August 27, 1935 - March 9, 2017
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Robert L. Quinn, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 9th, 2017. Born in South Norfolk, Bob was an Eagle Scout, athlete and 1954 graduate of Norview High School. He lived the last thirty years in Princess Anne County, Virginia Beach. Bob was predeceased in death by his wife of 48 years, Katherine H. Quinn, his parents Corrie Louise Johnson and Earl Vincent Quinn, and his stepfather Hosea Eldridge.
Bob's service in the U.S. Navy included a deployment on the U.S.S. Ranger (CVA-61), and he retired from the U.S.N. Reserves as a Chief Personnelman 1995. He worked thirty-five years in Civil Service, retiring as Director of Finance NAVENGCOM LANTDIV in 1990.
Bob was a Master Mason 32o with Princess Anne Lodge No. 25 and was previously with Bayside Lodge No. 218. Bob was a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church, donating time in many capacities including Sr. and Jr. Warden, Treasurer, Vestry Member and Bazaar Chairman. In his later years, he also spent time with the fellowship of St. John's Baptist Church.
Bob was generous with his time, his friendship, his humor and his stories. He will be sincerely missed.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Leslie K. Quinn Rawls and husband Jason, his Uncle James Johnson, and Karen Coleman King.
Respects may be paid at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, 4889 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462, on Wednesday March 15th from 6 to 8 pm.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Thursday March 16th at 1:30 pm in St. Francis Episcopal Church, 509 S Rosemont Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Interment will follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park. Masonic Funeral Rites will be held at the graveside. Condolences may be offered at