Quennon Anthony Hundley

by | Apr 4, 2024 | Obituaries

CHESAPEAKE – Quennon A. Hundley, 94, was a beloved husband and father who passed away peacefully on March 20. He resided in the Churchland area of Chesapeake, Virginia. Quennon was born on July 28, 1929, in Isle of Wight County, to Charles Robert Hundley and India Adeline Jones Hundley. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration at William and Mary University. He spent almost his entire career as the personnel superintendent at United States Gypsum Company in Norfolk and Danville, Virginia, and a final year at the same Danville plant with International Paper.

Quennon’s hobbies and passions included fishing and church league softball, but he was known to be an avid golfer who greatly enjoyed the game. He continued to follow the game closely even after he could no longer play. Quennon earned a Master Gardener title and loved planting shrubs and flowers for his community and his personal rose garden. He was also very proud of his service as a fireman to the Newport News community and his service to his country in the United States Navy.

The love and provision for his family were always central for Quennon’s life. This dedication to family was exemplified when his father passed away, leaving Quennon and his six siblings to work on the farm to support their mom. This theme of family responsibility continued with his wife and children up until the time of his death. His vast knowledge of Jones and Hundley family history in Isle of Wight and Surry County was shared with family and passing that information on to other generations was of great importance to him.

Quennon was married to Fannie Hoffman Hundley for 70 years. Quennon and Fannie were known to love travel after their retirements. They shared a great love for golf and played many courses in Virginia and North Carolina. They were members of Glen Oak Country Club for 35 years. Quennon and Fannie made their homes in Virginia Beach, Danville, and Chesapeake. They were members of Elizabeth River Baptist Church of Virginia Beach, Moffett Memorial Baptist Church of Danville, and Churchland Baptist Church of Chesapeake.

Quennon and Fannie raised two children together. Deborah Hundley Mainwaring and her husband, Tom, raised their children Amy Engbarth (Jay) and Philip Mainwaring (Sarah). Richard Hundley raised three children with his wife, Julie (deceased), and with current wife, Ellen, he has Zachary (Alex), Kiley, and McKenna. Quennon delighted in his grandchildren and 4 great-grandsons, Nolan, Rylan, Kieran and Adrian, who called him Papa.

Memorial services are scheduled on May 25 at 11 am at Churchland Baptist Church. The family requests donations be made to Churchland Baptist Church or to Chesapeake Fire Station #12 at 4421 Taylor Rd. Chesapeake, Va.