James Alton  Quick
James Alton Quick, 89, of Thomasville, passed away on October 29, 2019 at his home. Graveside Services will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Dr. Jimmy Clanton officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Whiddon Shiver Funeral Home. Mr. Quick was born on February 1, 1930 in Thomasville, GA to the late Dewey Basco Quick and the late Hettie Mae Beckham Quick. He married Rhoda Margaret Singletary Quick on May 30, 1952. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired from Goodyear Service Store as Credit Manager after 27 years. After retirement he made another career at Singletary Tire Service for 24 years. He was a lifelong member of Dillon Road Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the choir and earned the title of Elder Emeritus in recognition of 50 years of service. Saying he loved to fish would be an understatement. He was well known for his fishing on the area lakes, ponds, and Ochlocknee River along with his lifelong fishing buddy J.L. Hicks, who preceded him in death. He was an extreme outdoors enthusiast and an avid marksman. He enjoyed capturing different species of animals, including rattlesnakes and alligators. He grew up on Greenwood Plantation at Herd's Pond and also built several boats for Greenwood. He spent much of his life hunting, fishing, and exploring the species of his native lands. He was one who felt it was better to know one's native land than to have traveled many others, and he knew his land better than most. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Sangster of Thomasville, his grandchildren, Jared Singletary (fiancee Dana Brinkley), Titus Singletary, Dylan Singletary all of Thomasville, and Danny Sangster, Jr (Whitney) of Gold Hill, NC, great-grandchildren, Ava and Georgia Sangster of Gold Hill, NC, Stone and Dawson Singletary of Thomasville, sister-in-law, Maurice McMath Chandler, son-in-law, Curtis Singletary, both of Thomasville, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Singletary Quick, daughters, Karen Quick and Becky Singletary, son-in-law Danny Sangster, Sr., sister, Elizabeth Ferguson and brother Thomas Quick. The family would like to thank his special caregiver, Andrea (Andy) Hatfield Williams and the caring staff of Hospice of Southwest GA. In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to Dillon Road Presbyterian Church 3041 Dillon Rd Thomasville, GA 31757, Ochlocknee River Water Trail c/o Margaret Tyson 805 N. Broad St Cairo, GA 39828 or the charity of your choice. Guests may sign the online register at www.whiddonshiverfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 31, 2019


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