John L. Quinlan, IV, age 53, went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2015, surrounded by the love of family and friends following an extended illness.
He was born on July 20, 1961, in San Antonio, Texas, to John L. Quinlan, III, and Jerri Kay. He was a Christian man of honor and integrity.
He was predeceased by his father, John L. Quinlan, III. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Dr. Julia D. Quinlan; his mother, Jerri Kay (“Gigi”); a son, Sean; two daughters, Brittany and Morgan; two brothers, Joey and Rene; and a sister, Claudia; along with numerous other relatives and friends.
John graduated from Central Catholic High School, where he was involved in the athletic programs, including varsity football (captain) and track. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where he excelled in track and field events. John continued his interest in athletics by serving as a JV football coach at Central Catholic High School and a track and field coach for Providence High School and Ursuline Academy.
John later pursued a career in the film industry and wrote and produced two Christian motion pictures, “Fireman Andy” and “The Book.” He was the author of several other screen plays and publications. He was later associated with several automotive businesses including Troy Aikman Chevrolet-Jeep in Fort Worth and most recently Cavender Audi in San Antonio.
John witnessed daily to his Christian faith. In recent years, he served as the volunteer athletic equipment manager at San Antonio Christian Schools. He was an active member of the Community Bible Church, where he participated in a number of Bible studies and men’s groups.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in the name of John L. Quinlan, IV, to the Sarcoma Foundation of America or the charity of one’s choice.