Missoula, Montana – Quinton “Q” Rockingham Pattillo, 24, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 12, 2021. A native and lifelong resident of Macon County, he was the son of George “Rocky” Pattillo IV and Pamela Stiles Pattillo. He was the brother of Madison Marie Pattillo. He was preceded in death by grandfather, Pat Pattillo, uncle Tom Giegerich, and cousin and close friend, Hunter Curtis.
A 2014 graduate of Franklin High School, Quinton was a member of the Franklin Panther football team for four years, playing offensive guard. He loved sports in general, including playing basketball, working out and being outdoors. He was an avid fan of the University of Georgia Bulldogs. He knew the name, number, position and statistics of every player, past and present. He loved watching the games with his dad and his cousin Luke.
Quinton was a member of the Franklin First United Methodist Church and had recently been attending Grace Church Missoula in Lolo, Montana. He was employed as a Fed Ex ground delivery courier in Missoula, Montana. He was described by his boss as an exemplary employee and a hard worker. He loved his job and his coworkers.
Quinton will be remembered by all as a “lover of life.” He was always cutting up and loved to make others laugh. He had an incredible and infectious smile. He loved babies and people in general. He loved animals. It has been said that he had a “song in his heart.” always singing. He loved several genres of music, from Johnny Cash to Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift to Big Daddy Weave. “He just loved music.”
In addition to his parents and sister, he is survived by his grandparents, Carolyn “Sissy’ Pattillo, Fred and Nina Cook Stiles, all of Franklin; aunts and uncles, Meg Pattillo Sutton (TJ) of Easley, South Carolina, Freda Stiles Lucas (Ric), Monica Stiles Curtis (Tony) and Jamie Stiles (Tammy) all of Franklin; and numerous cousins.
A private family memorial service celebrating Quinton’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at Franklin First United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Beam and Pastor Tony Sutton will officiate.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Quinton’s service will be private for family only to attend. Masks and social distancing guidelines will be required. The service will be broadcast via Facebook live on the Franklin First United Methodist Church Facebook page, beginning at 1:30.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Men’s Teen Challenge of the Smokies, 336 Living Hope Way, Franklin, NC 28734; Adult and Teen Challenge Midsouth, 1108 W. 33rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37410; or Grace Church Missoula, 9830 Valley Group Dr., Lolo MT 59847.
Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com. Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.