Funeral services for Dr. Eugene Steinquest, age 85, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Mike Layne officiating. Burial will follow in Shelton Eaton Cemetery in Murfreesboro. Dr. Steinquest passed away Wednesday morning in Donalson Care Center.
He was a native of Joliet, IL and the son of the late Herman and Lyda Beckman Steinquest. Dr. Steinquest was a College Music Professor at Tennessee Technological University and University of Louisiana Monroe. He was a flutist, an arranger, composer and teacher. He was a musicians musician. Dr. Steinquest was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife Jean Naron Steinquest of Fayetteville, children Deborah (Wesley) Ingram of Kingsport, TN, David Eugene Steinquest of Clarksville, TN, and Benita (Wes) Remaley of Jerome, ID, grandchildren Ethan and Benjamin Steinquest, David and Phillip Maynard, step-grandchildren Michelle Luna, Michael Ingram and Melissa Laughman, three great-grandchildren, niece Jennifer and nephew Timothy. He was preceded in death by a sister Shirley Meyer.
Visitation with the family will be Friday from 4-6 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.