Elbert Sevear “E.S.” Quillen, Jr., 90, of Gate City, VA, went home to be with the Lord on January 12, 2023 at Holston Valley Medical Center.
He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, VA and was a longtime timber cutter and enjoyed farming. E.S. was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be dearly missed.
E.S. was preceded in death by his wife, Jane (Alley) Quillen; parents, Elbert and Partha (Gillenwater) Quillen; mother and father-in-law, Joe and Etta (Greear) Alley; sister, Reba Miller; sisters-in-law, Ellen Alley, Betty Peters and Sharon Roberts; brothers-in-law, Ross Dockery, Ed Helton, John LaForce, Pat “Jammer” Lawson, Bill Langrel, Curt Peters and Marvin Roberts; grandson, Stephen Craft; several half siblings.
Surviving are his children; sons, Douglas and Leon Quillen; daughters, Loretta (Larry) Page and Diana (Fredie) Carter; grandchildren, Michael Page, Staci (Kevin) Dunn, Samantha (Anthony Horner) Hylton; great-grandchildren, Brooke Page (Landon Blinn), Brett Page, Savanna Craft, Scarlett Dunn and Grayson Horner; sisters, Ollie Dockery, Gertrude Lawson, Nina LaForce, Joan Langrel, Marie Helton, Shirley Williams, Brenda Salling and Cathy Doty; brothers, Patton Quillen, Odell Quillen, Fred Quillen and Mack Quillen; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, January 16, 2023 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hales Spring Rd, Midway Community of Gate City, VA with his sister Cathy Doty providing a eulogy and Dr. Todd Cassel officiating. Family and friends planning to attend are asked to assemble at 12:45 pm at the cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, VA is in charge of the arrangements.