March 3, 1937 – November 30, 2010
Story from the Quilt:
Robert M. Quinnelly born March 3, 1937, died November 30, 2010.
Bob was married 52 years to Janice Quinnelly having 2 children, 3 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
A graduate of Mississippi State University with a BS degree and obtained a Masters degree at Tulane University in Social Work. He worked with child welfare programs in Mississippi and Georgia. Later he worked as Chief of Social Work at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center where he retired after 35 years. Following retirement he worked with Hospice of West Alabama. He worked with numerous community organizations.
His personality was witty, funny, never met a stranger and was always helping other people.
He loved to cook for people, enjoyed Tabasco and collected over 300 bottles of hot sauce from all states and many countries. The children of his church called him “Uncle Pea Vine”, hence the pea pod and vine.