CHAPEL HILL – Percy Hall Quinlan, Jr. 81, died Monday, June 11, 2012 at his home.
Born in Durham NC, Percy was the son of the late Pearl Black Quinlan and Percy Hall Quinlan, Sr. Growing up as the son of a Carolina coach, Percy developed a deep and lifelong love for both Carolina and the town of Chapel Hill. After two years at Carolina, Percy answered the call to serve his country in the U.S Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Percy returned to Chapel Hill and married his beloved, Carol Hunt where he started his family and career. The Tar Heel Sandwich Shop was the first business he co-owned. After many years, he opened his own sports bar, “The Hideaway” which he closed in 1980. In the years following, he worked at Yates Chrysler-Plymouth and with a bar distributor until his retirement in 1995. During all his business ventures, Mr. Quinlan remained an active and dedicated member of the Durham Shriners, the Chapel Hill Exchange Club and Masonic Lodge #408, A.F. & A.M.
Surviving are his son, Chuck Quinlan and his wife, Amy Carver Quinlan, of Apex and his three beloved grandsons; Christian, Hunter and Logan. Percy was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Carol Hunt Quinlan.
Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Friday, June 15, 2012 from Merritt’s Chapel United Methodist Church of 1090 Farrington Point Road in Chapel Hill with the Rev. Richard Farmer officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.
Following the service, the family will greet friends at the home of Charles Carver, 29 Mt. Bolus Road in Chapel Hill where refreshments will be served.
Memorial donations may be made to the Merritt’s Chapel Eagle Scout Project, 1090 Farrington Point Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Please indicate Christian Quinlan on the memo line.
Arrangements for the Quinlan family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. www.hallwynne.com