He was born on November 16, 1915, in East Fork Township near Boulder, IL, the son of Albert and Lura (Orrell) Quick.
Burl lived his entire life in East Fork Township. In 1941, he married Helen Payne, who died in 1965. In 1967, he married Nevelyn Nighswander, who died in 2008.
Burl is survived by daughters Carol Wright of Ames, Iowa, and Doris Wells of Carlyle; son Gary Quick and wife Anita of Shattuc; grandchildren include Dera Leadbetter and husband Raymond, Douglas Wells, Kenneth Wright and wife Robin, Kara Wright, Karon Quick and fiancé Josh Rendleman, and Darcy Quick and fiancé Chuck Mays; great-grandchildren include Nathan and Ryan Leadbetter, Ethan, Elsa, Leanna and Parker Wright.
Burl was preceded in death by his parents; step-father William Roffman and fiancée Nina Hester; wives Helen Quick and Nevelyn Quick; sister Lela Keister; brothers Dale Quick and Harold Roffman; sons-in-law, Charles Wright, Jr. and David Wells.
Burl loved farming and was a local pioneer in no-till planting. He was Director of the Boulder Telephone Exchange, Director of Cole School, East Fork Township Tax Assessor, Member and President of the Clinton County Rural Electric Association (REA) Board, State Director of the Association of Illinois Electric Coops (AIEC), and a dealer for Trojan/Pfizer Genetics Seed Corn.
Burl was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Boulder, holding positions as Chairman of the Board, Lay Speaker, Conference Delegate, Treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent/ Teacher, and Youth Leader.
Burl enjoyed his family and friends. He traveled throughout the United States, Hawaii, and the Holy Land.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday April 15, at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval on Tuesday. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, April 14, and from 10 until 11 a.m. Tuesday at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Boulder.
On-line condolences and memories of Burl may be shared with the family at daymaczfuneralhomes.com.