Quentis Fuqua, 83, of Franklin, Tenn., and formerly of Hopkinsville, died at 1:36 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 at Williamson Medical Center due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.

Public graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Wade Miller officiating. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Hopkinsville, he was born April 20, 1937 the son of the late Albert Garland Fuqua and Vera Brown Fuqua.

He was a registered professional electrical engineer and retired as manager of Pennyrile

Rural Electric Cooperative Corp.

He served on the board of directors for the South Kentucky Industrial Foundation and was a former chairman of the board of directors for the Kentucky Association of Electrical Cooperatives.

He was a member and had served as a deacon at First Christian Church.

He was a volunteer with the Salvation Army.

Survivors include his wife, Betsy Grubbs Fuqua; his daughters, Brooke Fuqua (Tim) Shelton of Nashville, and Tara Fuqua (Brad) Fox of Franklin, Tenn.; his brother, Beverly Brown Fuqua of Naples, Fla.; and his five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Rock Steady Boxing c/o Lynn Major 504 Deepwood Drive, Hopkinsville, Ky., 42240 or First Christian Church 2601 S. Walnut Street, Hopkinsville, Ky., 42240.

Reach Tonya S. Grace at 270-887-3240 or tgrace@kentuckynewera.com.

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