Herbert Wayne Quick, 73, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother received his final wish of being with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, surrounded by his family at his home when he took the Lord's hand and began his eternal journey.
Bob as he was known to his family and friends was born Nov. 16, 1938, in Oak Hill, Ohio to Virgil and Selma (Ervin) Quick.
Entering the U.S. Navy at the age of 18, he served his country until 1962.
After his years of service, he worked various jobs until he found his love of being on the road driving 18-wheeler semi-trucks. He was a long haul mover transporting family belongings to various destinations across the U.S. Over the years he worked for various van lines.
In 1976 he married Arlene S. Faircloth of Sunnyside and gained three children. He made his home in Sunnyside while he continued his driving career. Their love of horses led them to a long-time hobby of showing the horses at the Central Washington State Fair each year.
Over the years their children blessed them with grandchildren whom they loved spoiling. As his grandchildren grew, they loved going on grandpa's big truck for summer vacations with grandpa and grandma.
In 1995 Arlene sadly passed away. He continued trucking until 1998, when a tragic accident broke his neck and back while riding a horse.
He married Gloria W. Schilperoort of Sunnyside on Jan. 12, 2002 at First Baptist Church, and gained one child and two grandchildren. They made their home in Sunnyside and continued to attend the Sunnyside First Baptist Church.
Gloria joined Bob in his passion of raising and showing horses.
In 2007 while getting a horse prepared for show with his grandson once again his neck and back were broken due to an accident with a horse.
Beside horses he enjoyed traveling and going to different casinos. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and teaching them to respect all forms of life and knowing our Lord, Jesus Christ. Horsing was also their favorite hobby.
Dad /Grandpa will be dearly missed not only for the things he did for us, but because of the kindness and endless love he shared with all those around him and teaching his love of Christ to others.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Quick of Sunnyside; his children, Melodie (Willaim) Cameron of Hermiston, Ore., Terry Faircloth and partner, Christina of Lake Tapps, Laurie (Ernie) Guerra of Granger, Kevin Quick of Portsmouth, Va., and Georgianne (Richard) Keeling of Grandview; grandchildren, Kenneth, Tessa, Tito, Christopher, Ernie Jr, Jennifer, Kascha, Michael, Matthew, Taylor and Cheyanne; and 19 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, William H. Quick of Columbus, Ga., Donald L. Quick and Virgil S. Quick of Chesapeake, Va., Kenneth R. Quick of Newark, Ohio, Barbara Kerner of Houston, Texas and Nancy S. Wilkinson of Moyock, N.C.; several nephews and nieces; brother and sisters-in-law, Jake, Bill, Lee and Jerry McNabb; Roy Kelley and Pam Smith.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Virgil S. Quick; mother, Selma E. Quick; sisters, Betty Quick; Wanda Filywa and Harlene Marriott; and son, Michael Schilperoort.
His family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Tana and Olga of the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospice for your tenderness and special care as well as the time spent answering our questions and concerns.
Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at 1 p.m at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospice or Sunnyside First Baptist Church in our dad's name.
Those wishing to sign Herbert's on-line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.