John Harrison Quarles, Sr., 97, of Chickamauga, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. He was born to the late Henry Felton and Rhoda Ann Quarles in Murray Co., Ga., lived most of his life in Chickamauga, spent many years in Tampa and West Palm Beach, Fl. and was a member of Anchor of Hope Baptist Church. John was a member in Good Standing for 68 years of the Free and Accepted Masons, Fidelity Lodge # 558. He retired in 1985 from Vulcan Stone Drill after more than 30 years. John was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend, who will be greatly missed.
He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Sarah Nell Quarles; son, Johnny Quarles, Jr.; sisters, Rachel Scoggins, Desma Templeton and Grethel Sitton; and brother, Emmett Quarles.
John is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Terry Smith; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Quarles; sisters, Catherine Wright, Geraldine Pettit and Frances Faith; grandchildren, John H. Quarles, III, Thomas Quarles, Joshua Smith and Andrew Smith; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Brian Haney officiating. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens-South. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday.
Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe.