John Darryl O’Quinn

July 12, 1962 - December 21, 2022

John Darryl O’Quinn, 60, of Kountze, died Wednesday, December 21, 2022.  He was born on July 12, 1962, in Beaumont, to Luella Delaney O’Quinn and W.T. O’Quinn.

John was a man who left an impression on everyone who met him.  With his infectious smile and truly famous “bear hugs”, no one who met him remained a stranger for long.  John loved meeting new people, but the most precious thing to him in this world was his family.

His wife, Susan and he were the quintessential definition of soulmates.  They were a power couple when it came to love and happiness.  The only thing that rivaled their love for each other was their love for their daughters, Shelby and Jocelyn, and granddaughters, Parker and Lennon.

John also found a true son in his daughter, Shelby’s husband, Thomas.  For John, as long as he had his family, everything else in life was just a bonus.  Whether it was fishing, buying a scratch-off or two every day, or just getting to spend time with his pup, Spanky, John had plenty of hobbies to help him pass the time.

He was the kind of man who needed to be doing something at all times.  That included doing something for others just as easily as he would do things for himself.  He was as selfless and giving as he was adored by his family and friends.

John leaves behind big shoes to fill when it comes to laughing joyously, hugging with intent, and loving fiercely.  There will never be another John O’Quinn, and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him is made better because of him.

Survivors include his daughters, Shelby Patrizi and her husband, Thomas, and Jocelyn O’Quinn, all of Lumberton; granddaughters, Parker Patrizi and Lennon Patrizi; and siblings, Charlotte Arceneaux and her husband, Howard, of Nome; Cheryl Farrow of Lumberton; Kay Hennigan and her husband, Joe, of Lufkin; Joanie Welch of Hamshire; Buddy O’Quinn and his wife, Becky, of Lumberton; and Glenda Hodges and her husband, Glenn, of Lumberton.  He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Susan O’Quinn; and sister, Donna Broussard.

A gathering of John’s family and friends will begin at 11:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His interment will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery, Chester.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • December 29, 2022
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • December 29, 2022
  • 12:00 pm


Mount Zion Cemetery-Chester
  • , US Hwy 287, Chester, TX, 75936,
  • December 29, 2022

Comments (11)

    Retha Duke says:

    So sorry for your loss.

    Scott and Sabrina Smith says:

    Praying that the God of peace will comfort the O’Quinn family during this difficult time .

    Joni Lockard May says:

    I met this precious man at his niece, Ashley’s, wedding earlier this year. He had us in tears with his stories. He radiated happiness and love. He was so proud of his family for sure! My husband and I were so very heartbroken to hear the news as we both fell in love with him. Please know we are praying for y’all.

    Marianne Wiggins says:

    Oh John! You will be greatly missed, but I take
    Comfort in knowing you and my precious Susan are together again. Praying for the precious family saddened by your absence, you will be loved and missed always.

    Annette Heihn (Caitlin’s Mimi) says:

    I am so so sorry!!! I’m praying God gives you and your family peace and comfort that only he can give at a time like this!!!
    I so wish I could make it better for you, I would in a heartbeat!!! ????????????

    Kent & Leslie Riggs says:

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of John. Our prayers are with you girls. We can all take comfort in the great memories we have of him.

    David Raiford says:

    Prayers and condolences to the O’Quinn family for the loss of John. John was a good friend, man, son, father, and grandfather.
    I will always remember the time we fished together.
    God bless and rest in peace John

    Judy E Fehnel says:

    Jocelyn so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and healing for you and your family! Judy Fehnel

    Guy & Colleen Farrow says:

    Our hearts go out to John’s family and friends. May the Lord’s blessings be upon you all.

    Mary Fears says:

    Prayers for the family. Memories help soothe the sadness.
    Mary Murphy Fears

    Barbara+Fesco says:

    Charlotte, Howard, and family, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. You and your family will be in my THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. RIP JOHN????????????????????????

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