Submitted by his family
Faron O’Quin was the heart of his family‚ friends and his fire department. He died on March 15‚ 2003‚ while working at the scene of an accident. All miss him‚ but his memory lives on.
Faron was a 15-year member of the Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a founding member of the fire department. His long and tireless devotion to the fire department will forever be remembered.
Faron’s supervisor‚ Dwayne of Alexandria Coca-Cola‚ remembers him for his consistency in maintaining the status of ‘Employee of the Month.’ He said‚ ‘I wish all my employees were like Faron.’
Jared Foreman‚ current Fire Chief‚ remembers Faron by say ‘O’Quin will be sadly missed by both the communities of Lone Pine and Bunkie.’
During an April memorial in his honor‚ held at the truck stop where he was killed‚ a 1‚000 pound memorial of black marble was unveiled. The fire department also dedicated a new fire truck in his memory. Also presented to the family at the memorial‚ by Senator Don Hines‚ Senate Resolution 63 that extends condolences to the family. U.S. Congressman Rodney Alexander presented the family with a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol‚ and a letter from President George Bush offering his condolences to the family.
Faron left behind a wife of 26 years‚ Faye‚ daughter Paige and son Logan. He also leaves behind his mother‚ Lois Jean‚ sisters Sandy and Sarah‚ and brother Paul‚ and a host of other family members and friends.