A memorial service for Jerry Quinn, former publisher of the Okmulgee Daily Times and Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, and a past president of the Oklahoma Press Association, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220 N. Seminole Ave., in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Quinn died March 10, 2017. He was 68. He was born Sept. 3, 1948, in Atchison, Kansas, and grew up in Blackwell. He served in active duty for the U.S. Navy until July 4, 1971, and was discharged from the Naval Reserve on June 1, 1976. He returned to Blackwell and attended Oklahoma State University after service.
In 1973, Quinn married Carol Sue Purdy and the couple moved to Bartlesville, where Jerry joined the Examiner-Enterprise. He later managed the Wewoka Daily Times, the Holdenville Daily News and the Chickasha Daily Express.
Quinn became general manager of the Okmulgee newspaper in 1987, and was named publisher in 1992.
In 2001, he was named advertising director at the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise. He was named publisher of that newspaper in 2006, following the death of longtime publisher Joseph H. Edwards.
Quinn served as president of the Oklahoma Press Association in 2000-2001, and was an Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation trustee from 2008 to 2012. He was instrumental in the establishment of the ONF Joseph H. Edwards Outdoor Writer of the Year in 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Sue Quinn of Owasso; one daughter, Karen Sue Inman and husband Brian Lee of Owasso; two sons, David Wayne Quinn of Jones, and Robert Dean Quinn of Owasso; three grandchildren and two brothers.