Raymond Clifford Quillian
Raymond Clifford Quillian
  • July 22, 1945 - May 14, 2017
  • Lanett, Alabama

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Raymond Clifford Quillian, 71, of Columbus, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017.
Mr. Quillian was born July 22, 1945 in Charleston, South Carolina to the late Raymond William Quillian and Mary Baker Quillian.
He graduated High School in Spartanburg, S.C. 1964. Then, while attending college in Mississippi, he was beset by the first of disabilities that would challenge him for the remainder of his life. Overcoming some very unpleasant hardships, he met those challenges with optimism and faith, a wide-ranging love of knowledge, and a completely genuine, open and accepting personality that endeared him to everyone he interacted with.
Raymond was well known in Columbus as a long-time Chess enthusiast who played at a very high level for decades, and participated in Chess clubs and tournament play around Columbus, Fort Benning, and in Atlanta, making uncounted friends in all places. He was involved with church and Salvation Army activities for as long as he was physically able.
He is survived by his brother, Richard Quillian of Alpharetta, Georgia, his family, wife Kate and their three children, Robert, Erik, and Katherine, as well as extended family who grew to love and appreciate his company and unique perspectives, and enthusiam.
A private memorial service will be held at Striffler-Hamby 4071 Macon Road Columbus, GA.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to; The Salvation Army, or Church or charity of your choice. In memory of Raymond Clifford Quillian.
Online condolences may be offered at www.shcolumbus.com
Arrangements under the direction of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus, GA.