Matagorda County Obituaries

Samuel A. Quinn & Fern E. Quinn - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Wayne Rex Quinn

November 25, 1925 – June 20, 2014

Wayne Rex Quinn, 88, of Bay City passed away June 20, 2014.

He was born November 25, 1925 in Houston, TX, to the late Sam A. Quinn and Fern Dow Quinn. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from Phillips Petroleum as a Coordinator.

He was preceded in death by one son, Rex Quinn, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Margie Legg Quinn; son, Dick Quinn; grandchildren, Brooke Burns and husband Taylor and Hallie Filis and husband Daniel; great-grandchildren, Camille and Quinn Burns and Rhys Filis; sisters, Sammie Wright and Mary Lou Birkner and husband Jack; extended family, E. T., Kayla and Case, Jessica, Dustin and Jaxon, A. J., Savanna and Kolt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also always surrounded by a host of friends. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, cast iron cooking, rock polishing, and making jewelry, clocks, and lamps from deer antlers. His family and friends were his world, and he enjoyed time visiting, while sitting at the table with a cup of hot coffee paired with a sweet treat. Rex is a member of First Christian Church in Bay City and a life member of the VFW Post 2438.

The family received friends and relatives from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Monday, June 23, 2014, at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Gary Green, Allen Green, Bill Newton, Johnny Wikoff, Crayden Dennard, Matt Caldwell, Buzzy Romine, Henry Green and Mark Dennard.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Joe Cannon, Zip Braden, Billy Earl Robertson and John Ideas.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at The Legacy, MRMC, Dr. Lewis, and Leticia. To our family friend and caretaker, Willie Bonner, thank you very much for improving Rex’s quality of life and for all that you did for him during his final years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the VFW Post 2438 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 269, Bay City, Texas 77414.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, June 25, 2014


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