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James Cravens "Jay" Quillian
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1950
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 2010
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

James Cravens Quillian (Jay), 60, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Jay was born in Oklahoma City to Mr. and Mrs. James Wiley Quillian, Jr. He attended Nichols Hills Elementary and graduated from Harding High School in 1968, where many of the students will always remember him as the lead singer of The Chess Men. He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and graduated in 1972 with a degree in Journalism. Jay was a 37-year veteran of the real estate and banking industries. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Private Banker with Wells Fargo Bank. Jay was an active member of All Souls' Episcopal Church, where he chaired the Outreach Committee. He enjoyed serving his community, especially his involvement with Leadership OKC, the Mental Health Association, Downtown OKC Rotary Club, and the Allied Arts. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara McClelland Quillian; son and daughter-in-law, James Patrick and Jennifer Quillian; daughter, Kelsey Quillian; aunt and uncle, Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Margo; sister, Mollie Chrisman; niece, Caroline Chrisman; and nephew, Connor Chrisman; all of Oklahoma City; and niece, Laurie Moeller of Kennesaw, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to: All Souls' Episcopal Church, the American Lung Association, and Animal Rescue Friends of Nichols Hills (ARF). A memorial service will be held Monday, October 11, at 4 p.m., at All Souls' Episcopal Church.

Published in The Oklahoman from October 9 to October 10, 2010

October 12, 2010
I have fond memories of Jay coming over to hang out with my big brothers. I remember being a 5 year old girl who thought Jay was the coolest big kid ever! I've thought about Jay many times over the years, and it is evident that he was extremely well thought of and very successful. I will always hold my childhood memories of Jay very close to my heart. The Quillian family is in my prayers. May peace be with you.
~ Leslie Mankin-Smith, Jacksonville, Florida

October 11, 2010
May you have a measure of peace at this time of sadness. Even though I did not know Jay as well as many, I can tell you that he always had a smile and such a positive attitude and was truly a joy to be around. We at Wells Fargo in Dallas will miss him very much!
~ Esther Austin, Dallas, Texas

October 11, 2010
Barbara, PQ and Kelsy,
What great memories Bob and I have from the Casady years with the kids. We were talking the other day about all the fun times at baseball games and Jay always being so thoughtful and interested in watching Pam grow up around the guys. He will be so missed and our thoughts and prayers are with you always. I was told once that the memories we share of our loved ones will fill our hearts daily. Love Bob and Kim Stubbs
~ Kim Stubbs, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

October 11, 2010
Barbara and Family, Jay was a very special person and well liked by everyone. He will truly be missed by all of us. We shared a love of animals and that also made him special to me. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and Heaven has a wonderful Angel.
~ Diane Docteur, Addison, Texas

October 11, 2010
Peace be with you all during this sad time.
~ Claudia McAnelly, Dallas, Texas

October 11, 2010
Barbara and family I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Jay for very long but I was immediately impressed when I met him for the first time here at Wells Fargo. I work in the downtown Dallas office and Jay would often drop in to say hi and to refer a client that had a mortgage need . I not only appreciate all the business that Jay sent my way, but I enjoyed hearing all of the background information that Jay provided about his clients. He really knew his clients well and cared for them at a very persoanl level. And he always had such nice things to say about you Barbara, and the whole family. I will greatly miss Jay.
~ Steve LaPrade, Dallas, Texas

October 11, 2010
On behalf of the Ishmael family I would like to extend to the Quillian and Margo family our condolences in the time of sorrow. May God comfort you in your loss.
Rob Sandlin
~ Rob Sandlin, Tulsa, Oklahoma

October 10, 2010
Dear Barbara, Michael and I are shocked and saddened by you and your little family's loss. Seems just like yesterday we were at the University of Oklahoma without a care in the world. I too remember Jay at Harding and playing with the Chessmen. He was always a STAR.
~ Debbie and Michael Thomas, San Miguel de Allende, Mexic

October 09, 2010
Jay was one of the nicest members of Our Melot Family Sportsman Club. We knew him well thru his Brittany dogs. We were in business for 40 years and knew him as a good guy who always stopped by the office to just say Hi. We shared our love for our dogs. He was one of the first to show up when we lost Mike in 2004. God Bless all of you. Our Prayers are with you. Max and Lou Melot

October 09, 2010
God bless Jay and his family. Jay was a wonderful friend at Harding Junior High in the 1960's. Through the years, whenever I saw Jay around OKC, it was as if we hadn't missed a day as classmates and friends. A fine, frinedly man with a marvelous smile... Jay will be missed. He is in a better place. Pam Henry
~ Pam Henry, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

October 09, 2010
I didn't know Jay well at all, but met him in Sunday School at St. Lukes Methodist church when we were 13. He was so nice and friendly and really made an impression on me. He really stood out and was just really a "Feel Good" type, as I remember. So sorry for his family. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Betty Benningfield White

October 09, 2010
To Jay's Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. At Harding, Jay was one of the students who stood, a leader, a friend to all. Like so many of us, I also have great memories of him performing a school dances. Though I haven't seen Jay in years,I feel a sense of loss at his passing. My throughts are with his family and friends.
~ Tony Clark, Atlanta, Georgia 
All Souls Church Columbarium
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Donna Lee Wall
Record added: Oct 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60005179

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Oct. 12, 2010

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