Carry Adam Quillen was born in Eidson, Tennessee to William Jennings Quillen and Maggie Manis. Stepson of Nancie Anna Roberts. He enlisted at Fort Oglethorpe in Georgia on 9 February 1943.
His mother died when he was an infant and he was reared by his father and grandmother, Mrs. Mollie Quillen. He is survived by them and five brothers and sisters. A brother, William Jennings Quillen Jr. lost his life in May 1942 when he was accidently electrocuted when he came in contact with a high voltage wire in a CCC Camp. The accident occurred in the state of Washington.
The Kingsport News, Saturday 24 April 1943.
Rogersville – Carry Quillen, 19, died Sunday at the station hospital at Smoky Hill Army Field at Salina, Kas. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Quillen of Eidson.
The Rogersville Review, 29 April 1943
This community was made sad on account to the death of Pvt. Carry Quillen, son of W.J. Quillen of Eidson. Pvt. Quillen was inducted into the army in February and was stationed at Smokey Hill Army Field, Salina, Kansas, when het ook ill with meningitis, and died in the Station hospital on the 18th. The body arrived here Friday and funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday morning by the Rev. C.H. Hurd. Burial was in the family cemetery.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 13 February 1924
- Date of death: 18 April 1943
- County: Hawkins
- Hometown: Rogersville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Quillen Cemetery, Hawkins County, Tennessee
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Middle Panel
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