John Thomas O’Quin, 48, of Amarillo, passed away Friday, January 21, 2022.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Hillside Christian Church, 6100 S. Soncy Rd, Amarillo, TX with Craig Albracht officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
John was born on November 24, 1973, in Amarillo, Texas to Regina and Arthur O’Quin. He was owner/partner of Texas Body Shop of Amarillo.
He married Misty Risley on December 14, 1996, in Amarillo, Texas. They had two children, Brittany born in 1997 and Austin in 2000.
John was an avid baseball fan and loved coaching kids throughout the years. He had a passion for grilling and cooking out, no matter the size of the crowd. John loved the outdoors. He could be found watching sports on the porch when not attending sporting events. He enjoyed snow skiing and water skiing, as well. His favorite place was to escape to the mountains and relax with family and friends.
He loved his family and friends immensely. John had a contagious laugh that could be heard from anywhere. He was a huge encourager. He made sure to bring laughter to all those around him. He had an ornery side that everyone knew and loved. His passion for living life was felt by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Misty Risley O’Quin; daughter, Brittany DeAnn O’Quin; son, Austin Thomas O’Quin; father, Arthur “Tommy” O’Quin; mother, Regina O’Quin; and brother Daniel O’Quin; all of Amarillo; his father-in-law, Larry Risley; mother-in-law, DeLois Risley; brother-in-law, Brandon Risley and wife Reagan; all of Canadian, Texas; sister-in-law, Lori St. Clair, of Amarillo; aunts and uncles, DeLena and James Brumley; Richard and Haruyo Fisher; Peggy Ables; Brenda and David Boyd; and Molly Avilla; cousins, Shaun Drinnen; Shannon Drinnen; Jill Heaton; Randy Heaton; Ginger Grasley; Penny Pounds; Anndrea Avilla; Gabrielle Telles; and Sarah and Colby Brumley; and his nieces and nephews, Haevyn and Evan Knobloch; Colton Risley; Landon Risley; Race O’Quin; Makenna St. Clair; Cree St. Clair; Dee, Katie and Bodee Oles; Lane and Miles Oles; and Cooper Oles.