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Jimmie G. Quillen

July 9, 2018

Jimmie G. Quillen, of Milford, passed away on Monday evening, July 9, 2018, at the Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, he was 82.  Jimmie was born in McRoberts, Kentucky to the late, William H. and Thelma Quillen.


Jimmie served his country proudly in the United States Air Force and retired after 22.5 years of service, and served during the Vietnam War.  He worked as a car salesman for Hammonds and I.G. Burtons for over 22 years, and had many repeat customers, as he was well liked. 


Jimmie enjoyed socializing with everyone.  He approached everyone as though they were friends.  Family life and activities were the center of his world.  He enjoyed yearly fishing trips to Lake Erie with his son and grandsons.  He also enjoyed camping and family gatherings.  Jimmie looked forward to his daily coffee outings to McDonalds to socialize with friends.  He loved attending car shows with his son where they would display their classic Mustangs.  He will be forever remembered and missed for his friendly, caring, outgoing, personality and great sense of humor. 


Jimmie was a member of the Harrington Lions Club, Masonic Order of Neon, Kentucky, 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner through the Nur Temple Shriners Lodge of New Castle, Lonesome Pine Masonic Lodge, associate member of Masonic Temple #9 in Milford, member of both the VFW and American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, where he was a lifetime member, and a member of the Southern Delaware Street Rod Assoc.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Julia A. Quillen, and a daughter, Yvonne Quillen.


Jimmie is survived by his son and daughter in law, Gordon L. and Terri Quillen; daughter, Trenda A. Fitzhugh; brothers, William H. Quillen Jr., George W. Quillen, Donnie W. Quillen; sisters, Janet Yvonne Tackett, Carrie J. Barker, E. Ann McGeorge; 5 grandchildren, Gordon L. Quillen Jr., Heather L. Quillen, Brittany N. Quillen, Summer M. Fitzhugh, James Fitzhugh II; 6 great grandchildren; his devoted companion, Lois Poore; and his canine pal, Sir Winston.


A Memorial Service will take place at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South Dupont Hwy., Harrington, DE, on Saturday, July 21, at 1 PM.  A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be at the Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Last Call Worship Center, 723 South Washington Street, Milford, DE 19963; or to the Disabled American Veterans,


Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington, DE.  Visit us at to send flowers or sign condolence book.

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