Kenneth Wayne Quinn, fondly known as “Tookie” or “Big Dad”, of Pearland passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 29, 2018. He was born in Houston, Texas to Nellie and Roy Quinn in 1938, the second son of three for the couple. He grew up in Houston and attended Jefferson Davis High School.
Kenneth worked many years on the dock of the Port of Houston from 11:00am to 7:00pm in the 1970’s. He had several successful businesses throughout his lifetime with his wife Barbara. They ran Tookie’s Ice Cream Parlor, Big Boys Toys Video Store, Harvey’s Pool Service, Westside Florist , B & K Storage and other endeavors. He will always be remembered for his ability to fix anything and collect everything. Some of his prized possessions included a 1976 Eldorado convertible that he loved, a WWII spot light, a vintage fire truck, and lots of memorabilia. He had one of everything and two of most things. He was a dreamer, an inventor and an optimist. Kenneth was in the National Guard, was the Mayor of Brookside Village back in the day, a member of the Lion’s Club and the funnest Dad in the neighborhood when he would fire up the dune buggy.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his youngest daughter Kelly Renee whom he missed dearly. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara; two daughters, Betsy Medieros and husband Paul, and Pam Bordovsky; grandchildren, Kelsey and Blake Bordovsky, Gracie Burke, Adrienne and Joey Medieros; his brother Bradley; and numerous other nieces and nephews. The Memorial Service celebrating Kenneth’s life will be held at 10:00am Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel.