Aug. 26, 1942 – May 3, 2020
Louis L. O’Quinn, 77, of Flora passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020.Louie was born Aug. 26, 1942, in Crews, La. near Montgomery.
The funeral services will be at noon Thursday, May 7 at St. Anne Catholic Church on Old River.
He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his many friends. He attended Natchitoches High School and joined the Louisiana National Guard at age 14. He served for 37 years and attained the rank of Chief Warren Officer III. Louie went to work for the Guard as a mechanic and an inspector. He retired after 28 years and started C & L Repair Service. He enjoyed welding and it was said, “If Louie can’t fix it, you may as well throw it away.”
Louie enjoyed golfing and hunting with friends, ranching and farming. He was one of the organizers of the Flora Rodeo Club.
He was a member of Cane River Campers and was on the Board of Directors of Natchitoches Water Works Dist. #2.
Louie was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Mary Lou Wallette O’Quinn; three brothers, Adrian Jr., Nat and Danny O’Quinn; six sisters, Inez Bryant, Myrtis Hernandez, Billie Hale, Jackie Flynt, Patsy O’Quinn and Martha O’Quinn
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol Rachal O’Quinn; son, Tony O’Quinn; daughter, Kathy Clark; son-in-law, Mickey Clark, all of Flora; six grandchildren, Amber Comeaux (Carl) of Lake Charles, Greg O’Quinn (Cierra) of San Antonio, Madeleine Packer (Nick) of San Austin, Texas, Jessica Clark, Kyle Clark and Faith Clark of Flora; five great-grandchildren, Lola, Graham and Reece Comeaux of Lake Charles and Benjamin and Teddy O’Quinn of San Antonio.
He is survived by one sister, Merry Jo Grayson of Natchitoches; a brother, David O’Quinn (Aletha) of Baton Rouge; brother-in-law, Bob Rachal (Rhonda) of Flora; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Wyatt, James Philen, Mike Pierce, Paul Grayson, Tillery Flynt, Ambrose Airhart, Jerry Bailey and John Rathburn.
Honorary pallbearer will be members of Cane River Campers, Danny Methvin, Roger Howell, Bubba Dunn, CD Brazzel and Stanley Longlois.