Julian Quayle (J.Q.) Early, Jr
A legend has passed. Julian Quayle (J.Q.) Early, Jr., 63, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, died Friday, February 25th at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Doctor and Mrs. Julian Quayle Early.
J.Q. was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was raised in Bristol, Tennessee where he graduated from Tennessee High School and marched in the mighty Viking band under the directorship of Mr. Howard Nicar.
Julian was a well-known area teacher and band director in the South Carolina area. After his teaching career began in Hemmingway, South Carolina in 1971, he returned to the University of South Carolina to earn his Master's of Music Education. He was the band director at Holly Hill Middle School and Holly Hill-Roberts High School in Orangeburg School District 3 from 1976 to 1998. He taught band in Greenville County at Eastside High School and Greenville Middle School from 1998 to 2002, at which time he retired and moved back to the Charleston area to manage the Charleston branch of Pecknel music. He left Pecknel in 2008and was working as a substitute teacher in the Berkeley county schools at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Susan Delong Early of Goose Creek, South Carolina, his sister, Susan Early of Bristol, Tennessee, his sister Jane Early Powell of Athens, Georgia and his brother, Stephen Early of Charlottesville, Virginia, six nephews, four nieces and two great nephews
A celebration of life for Julian Quayle (J.Q.) Early, Jr will be held on Saturday, March 19th, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Sangaree Middle School, 1050 Discovery Lane, Ladson, South Carolina 29456. Memorials may be directed to Doc Williams SPCA (Berkley County), 502 Cypress Garden Road, Moncks Corner, South Carolina 29461 or docwilliamsspca.org.
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