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Celebrating the life of

Albert James Quigley, Jr.

July 06, 1934 - December 07, 2021

Albert James Quigley, Jr.

Born on July 6, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Albert James Quigley, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on December 7, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon Quigley, and his four children John (Debora), Bryan (Susan), Heather (Michael), and Matthew (Nicholas). His legacy includes six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Somehow Al managed to squeeze at least eight lives into a single human lifespan.

He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and earned his first degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. After serving in the Army, then working as a textile engineer, with a brief foray working on a shrimp boat, he made a career change and went to dental school at the University of Tennessee. His dental practice, Coastal Dental Services of Georgia, successfully served Savannah for more than 20 years. Some of the best years of his life featured an eclectic friend group riding out hurricanes together when he and Sharon lived in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. In 2019, the Quigleys settled down in Stone Mountain, Georgia to be closer to their grandchildren.

Al was a man of many adventures. He was generous with his time, money, and love. He never knew a stranger and was a truly interested listener. A proud father and grandfather, he was likely to talk the ear off anyone he met about his family. He was very active in the community.  His service included time as school PTA president as well as volunteering as a counselor in his church youth group.

A life-long learner, Al was genuinely curious about almost every topic one could imagine. He dearly loved animals, especially birds and dogs. His love of bird watching and sense of adventure led to many wonderful family vacations in Central and South America. He was a talented wood-worker and craftsman who could construct anything, from amazing heirloom pieces to building two of his own homes. He wrote and directed several youth plays for his beloved church community, the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church.

Al lived life to its fullest and happily consumed Coca-cola and chocolate to excess. 

Visitation will be held at Wilmington Island United Methodist Church (195 Wilmington Island Rd Savannah, GA 31410) from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on January 15, 2022 with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 a.m. His ashes will be interred in the memorial gardens of the church and scattered in the Bahamas. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the music department of Wilmington Island United Methodist Church.  

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Sincere Sympathy to you all! Many happy memories at WIUMC Drama Team when Al was God & I was his housekeeper in Jesus B. C. Great fun!

- Kathryn Getty Murray, Savannah, GA

My thoughts are with the family ,Al was a wonderful person and Sure will be missed.

- Kathy okelleher , Marsh Harbour abaco, Bahamas

Such a wonderful person and a delight to all who knew him. An inspiration for so many and thankful we had the pleasure of having him in our life. He had a great zest for life and encouraged so many people with joy and love of life. So very sorry for your loss.

- Ann Daniel, Rincon, Ga

We shared so many fun times with Al and his family. Such a talented, caring person who will be missed. Thankful we had the privilege of knowing him.

- Jackie Richardson, Savannah, GA

We are truly sorry and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We were fortunate enough to know him for two years as their neighbors across the street. He was always so polite and e enjoyed talking about Lucy, their dog, and ours, Jessie. Love and peace to Sharon and family.

- Becky and Sheila, Stone Mountain , GA

Al was a wonderful person and a delight to work with in the youth group. Good times at WIUMC! My thoughts and prayers for you all!

- Stephanie Herrington, Sugar Hill, GA

My thoughts are with you, Sharon and your family. Mr. Al was such a delightful person!

- Judy Lucius, Savannah , GA

Dear Sharon and family, my name is Bob Hoffman, my mother was Emily “Pat” Hoffman who worked with (and relied on) Al as he built many sets for the Wilmington Island Methodist Church theater group. My mother always commented on Al’s willingness to do whatever it took to create the best possible stage environment for the players! She so much appreciated his work, his friendship and his thoughtfulness. We extend our sincere condolences for your loss, with the hope that you will focus on a life well lived! With love, Bob and Deborah Hoffman

- Robert Hoffman, Boston, Massachusetts

Dear Sharon and Family, My prayer is that your Faith and your wonderful, happy memories will comfort and sustain you now and always. Al was such a nice man, and I am so very sorry for your loss. With love and sympathy, Jan Crawford

- Jan Daniel Crawford, Va. Beach, Va.

Dear Mrs Quigley, sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I can remember you stating great love for him and your family as a whole. God will carry you through this time and thereafter. Nurse Beatrice Simmons

- Beatrice Simmons, Richmond Hill, GA

Sharon, Thinking about you and your family. It has been a long time since our early years in Perryopolis and our years at Wesleyan, but we think of you often and so glad you had 46 happy years with Al. It sounds like you had a wonderful life together. May he rest in peace. In sympathy, Ray and Linda McKeever Olsen, Ocean Pines, MD

- Ray and Linda Olsen, Ocean Pines, Maryland

I am deeply sorry to hear of Al’s passing. He is just one of those people who is so genuinely good at heart that though he lived a long and full life, it doesn’t feel long enough. I haven’t seen Al in almost 25 years, since I was a senior in high school, but my memories of him are vivid and warm. I’ll never forget his kindness and generosity, his humor and patience and genuine interest in all of us kids. Such a unique and interesting and loving human. We are all blessed to have called him a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family, and blessings to all of you in your continued celebration of a life well lived.

- Catherine Webster (Boling), Smithfield , North Carolina

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200