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Al Richter Quick

September 20, 1928 — June 9, 2022

Al Richter Quick, son of Richter and Ethel (Cobb) Quick, was born September 20, 1928, in Hanceville, Alabama, and departed this life on June 9, 2022, at his home surrounded by family in Rogersville, Missouri, at the age of 93 years, 8 months, and 20 days.

He was born and raised in Hanceville where he graduated from Hanceville High School in the Class of 1946.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Joe, on September 28, 2021, siblings, Doke, Billy Joe, Wayne, Joan, Pat, Ted, and Linda.

Al is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sally; sons, Darrell Quick, Alan Quick, Richter Quick and wife, Teri, Glenn Quick and wife, Shari, and Bobby Quick; daughters, Debbie Miller and husband, Jack, Judy Williamson, Alicia Quick, Teresa Jarrett and husband, Rick, and April Quick; stepson, Clayton Wortham; stepdaughters, Deena Catanach and husband, Phil, and Kristina Wortham; daughter-in-law, Kristin Quick; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Quick and wife, Mildred; sister, Janice Aho; special niece, Ashley Havens; as well as many other nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.

After graduating from high school, Al entered the United States Army, where he served his country faithfully. He worked for Coca-Cola and Haliburton, and after moving to California, he worked at Burbank Studios as prop manager for The Groucho Marx Show and on the Lucille Ball movie, Long, Long, Trailer. He then began an 18 year career with Mayflower Moving Company before moving to Springfield, Missouri, in 1961. In 1969, he moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where he worked for United Van Lines. He moved his family to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1971 where he was the manager of Empire Gas for several years before starting a career as a caseworker at Ozark Correctional Center in Fordland where he retired.

For the past 25 years, “Big Al” would set up a retail booth in all the festivals in Southwest Missouri, vending his goods and was also known as “The Purse Man”. He didn’t know a stranger, loved visiting with people, and was well known for his generosity. If you visited his booth, he often ended up giving as a gift to you what you were interested in and wouldn’t let you pay him. He also gave away countless pairs of sunglasses to people, particularly to the many kids who played softball and baseball.

Al’s activities and hobbies included helping create the first ever youth football program for boys and girls in Mansfield, the Mighty Mites, in the early 1970’s. He coached countless kids and had a positive impact on hundreds of families. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards with family and friends, hunting rabbits with rocks, fishing, and he really enjoyed his times fishing with the late Larry Bruce. He absolutely loved ALABAMA FOOTBALL and was easy to recognize everywhere he went as he wore an Alabama hat and other apparel. He attended or watched every Alabama football game for decades, and his family always knew he would use his “lucky thumb” when needed to help the Tide pull out a win.

Al was a loving husband, wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and a caring neighbor and friend. We have many happy memories and special times together that we will always hold near to our hearts and cherish.

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Monday, June 13, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Cold Creek Cowboy Church

Missouri 5, Ava, MO

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