Tracy O’Quinn

January 12, 1956 - February 16, 2023

Tracy O’Quinn, 67, of Beaumont, died Thursday, February 16, 2023. He was born January 12, 1956, in Beaumont, to Birdell Noble O’Quinn and A.B. O’Quinn.

Tracy was a skilled carpenter and served as the contractor for the rebuilding of his entire home after the Hurricane Harvey flood. He was a talented artist in pencil drawings. Tracy was known for his heartfelt hugs and handshakes. He never met a stranger and made you feel like you had always been his friend. Tracy followed in his father’s footsteps and became a firefighter. He was stationed at Fire Station #7 retired from the Beaumont Fire Department after thirty-four years. Tracy loved his three dogs, Buster, Bedo, and Brandy.

He is survived by his wife of forty years, Cheryl Jardell O’Quinn and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tracy is preceded in death by his son, Byron; mother, Birdell Noble O’Quinn; father A.B. O’Quinn; sisters, Judy Nobles and Bebe Wilder; and brother, Gary O’Quinn.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend.
The family would like to thank all the medical doctors and staff that attended to him in his final years, with a special thanks to Acadian Ambulance.

Mr. O’Quinn’s memorial service will be 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 23, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284.


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Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • February 23, 2023
  • 4:00 pm

Comments (17)

    Dody Trevino says:

    Cheryl I was coming but fresh oil on my road stopped that. I loved ur husband. We made many calls together. He was funny and always made u Crack a smile even if u didn’t want to. He was great no matter the call or situation. He was a great firefighter and man. He will make God a perfect Angel. I pray for peace for u and ur family. GOD BLESS YA’LL

    Roy Wood says:

    RIP My brother and friend, we have lost a great Firefighter. Truly he was a great influence on all that had the honor to know him. Prayers to his family.

    E.B. and Frances Shelton says:

    Tracy was such a great guy and his passing is such a loss for all who knew and loved him. His laughter filled a room. Many prayers and much love for you going forward.

    Lila Lambert says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Prayers of comfort to surround you until I hug you in person my life-long friend. Love always,

    Lon Nesom says:

    Prayers for peace and comfort Cheryl. Tracy was a great friend and brother firefighter. He will be missed!

    Maxine McGraw de la Houssaye says:

    Dear Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear this. I never had the pleasure of meeting your husband but sounds like he was a great guy. Gods strength at this sad time.


    Tracy was always one of my favorite firefighters. He was a kind, friendly and caring person. His laughter brought joy to everyone that had the honor of knowing him. He will be greatly missed by many people including David and myself. I pray that God will give you strength and peace, Cheryl.

    Mark Martin says:

    Gentle giant of a man, seems like every time I saw him he had a smile on his face.

    Eric Anthony Lang says:

    My sympathies goes out to you, Cheryl, and I hope you find peace from all of your losses. I love all you guys, and still refer to you as ‘Mom’, per your wish to me as well as all your other kiddos. All of you O’Quinns have always held a special place in my heart.

    Cynthia Gibson Stuart says:

    Tracy will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family. ????????????

    Michele Hall says:

    Praying God’s comfort and grace being wrapped around you. Tracy was such a good man. He will be missed.

    Brian Andrew Webb says:

    Dear Cheryl, my heart and prayers are with you and will always be with Tracy. Tracy was and will always be with me in my heart and memories. He is with you and I feel will always be there for you in spirit and looking over you and protecting you until you are both together again. No matter how much time pasted without talking to both of you, both of you have always been in my heart and mind. With much Love Brian Webb

    Debbie Fournier (McBroom) says:

    Tracy was a long time friend who was one of the kindest people I ever met. I loved his infectious laugh! He will be dearly missed, prayers for Cheryl and family. ????

    David Chance says:

    Our hearts are aching. Tracy was one of a kind a friend & brother to all who knew him and a heart as big as Texas. What a laugh and smile he always had. May God be with you Cheryl in these sad times

    Linda Evans says:

    I feel blessed to have called Tracy friend! Prayers to Cheryl and family for peace during this time of grief!

    Debra Webb Smith says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Cheryl. All our love, Debbie, Jay, Brian, Robert, and families.

    Chris Huff says:

    What a great man Tracy was, so proud to call him my friend . Sending prayers and hugs.

    Chris & Mike Huff

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