Mr. John Ed Quarles, age 89 of Jonesboro, passed from this life into his heavenly life on Monday, April 27, 2020. Mr. Quarles was hard worker that was ingrained with a strong work ethic that he proudly passed on down through the generations. He was the kind of man who began his day before the sun and his day did not end until after the sun went down. Mr. Quarles was happy to help in his church in any way he could. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and he loved to garden. He was a devoted family man that enjoyed time spent with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Mike Quarles (Janet), David Quarles (Brenda); stepson, William Peairson III (Debbie); numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Max Quarles; 2nd wife, Janett Quarles; parents, John Edward and Leethie (Harvey) Quarles; 4 siblings.
A private family graveside will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2:00PM in Garden of Memories Cemetery with Reverend Wayne Morrow officiating. Burial will take place under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. A memorial service will be held at a future date as well.
**Due to the circumstances of Mr. Quarles death the family is asking anyone that attends to make sure to use any and all precautions necessary to keep others safe and healthy. Please be advised that we will limit the graveside attendees to ten at a time, guest are required to wear a face mask, children will be asked to be kept within the safety of their own car, and that guests not approach the casket. Thank you in advance for taking these safety measures.