William McQuire was born on January 31, 1951 to the late Deacon Claude and Mellie McQuire in Hampton County, South Carolina. On the morning of Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Beaufort Memorial Hospital, William answered the Master’s call, exchanging time for eternity. Home-Going Celebration will be held Friday, October 11, 2019 at Zion Fair Baptist Church, 146 Zion Fair Road, Varnville, South Carolina at 11:00 a.m., Reverend James Cuttino, Pastor and Eulogist. Interment, Church Cemetery. A public viewing will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Zion Fair Baptist Church from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. to follow with a Wake Service from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
William received his formal education in the public schools of Hampton County and was a graduate of North District Training School, Class of 1970. Following his high school graduation, William continued his education at the Vorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. He was a lifelong member of the Zion Fair Baptist Church. William simply loved the Lord and loved his church. He worked in many capacities during his tenure at Zion Fair. William especially loved singing in the choir and was known for raising a familiar hymn of the church “There’s Not a Friend” and would sing until the spirit of God fell in the building.
In his prime, he met the love of his life Edna Ray Crosson and they were joined in marital bliss on December 18, 1976. Their union was blessed with two loving children, Cedric Reynard and Karla Ra’Carsha. A working man he was. William believed in caring, loving and supporting his family. For over forty-seven plus years, he was employed with the former Westinghouse, International Paper and most recently The Nevamar Company. He served in the Masonic Lodge #91 and O.E.S Chapter #48, Varnville, South Carolina.
William was a natural “country boy”; he absolutely enjoyed the outdoors. He had a passion for hunting, fishing, gardening and would be content with just taking a ride around the community. If you could not find William around town, he would probably be down at “the hog pen” cooking some of his delicious dishes and cutting up with the fellas.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Nathaniel, Vernon, and Ronell; one sister-in-law, Owilender; one nephew, Rodrick; one great nephew, Sabian and one great niece, Olonda; and mother-in-law, Edna Crosson.
An array of fond memories have been etched in the hearts of all that knew and loved William. He will be sorrowfully missed by his loving wife of forty-two years, Edna Ray Crosson McQuire; two loving children, Cedric McQuire and Karla McQuire-Lubrin (Miguel); two granddaughters, Phoenix Brailsford and Mi’Kayla Ainsley Lubrin; sisters, Thelma Coker (Mervin), Mildred Albany (Willie); brothers, Elmer McQuire (Pauline), Angus McQuire (Elise) and Delano McQuire (Aquilla); father-in-law, George Crosson; brothers-in-law, Donnell Crosson (Geneva), Hugh Folk (Marie) and Michael Folk (Victoria) ; sisters-in-law, Catherine McQuire, Retha Mae McQuire, Pamela Bowman (Quint); two aunts, Vera Mae Campbell and Juanita Glover; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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