Quinten Douglas Wood (Q-Man) went home to Jesus, on January 4, 2013. He passed away holding the hand of his best friend and brother, Cameron.
Quinten was born on May 14, 1997, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
While his life may have seemed short and sad to many people, those who knew him know that he lived every day happy to be with the people he loved. He could spend hours cuddling with his brothers and sister, giggling to himself over the joy he found in little things, such as the way light sparkled through water droplets that would collect on his long beautiful eyelashes. His laughter was as unrestrained as a mountain stream, just as pure, and just as sweet.
Although Quinten's condition made him appear frail, he possessed strength, perseverance, and the ability to overcome incredible odds and physical obstacles. When he was born, many doctors told his family that he would not live to see his first birthday, yet we were lucky enough to love him for 15 happy years. He loved the Star Wars movies; all music, but especially Daft Punk; eating anything and everything that he could get his hands on; splashing and playing in water; and his favorite toys--keys, and telephones.
We will miss Quinten's hugs, and smiles, and the love that he so freely gave, never expecting anything in return.
Quinten is survived by his father, Michael David Wood, of Midwest City, Oklahoma; sister, Valerie Harber and her husband Alex Harber of Fayetteville, Arkansas; sister Mary Wano and her husband Kerry Wano, of Kansas City, Missouri; brothers Cameron David Wood and Joshua Daniel Wood, of Midwest City, Oklahoma; and his grandfather, Arlie D. Wood, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Quinten was welcomed into heaven by his grandmother, Wanda Jean Wood.
Quinten also leaves behind many people who, although they were not related by blood, loved Quinten as one of their own. Quinten's love extends to Nicholas Martin (Nah Nah) and the Martin/Pickard family of Northwest Arkansas. All of these special people, too numerous to name individually, opened their hearts willingly to Quinten, and will miss the love he brought into their lives.
Services will be held Thursday, January 10 1:00 pm at the Barnes Friederich Funeral Home, 1820 South Douglas Boulevard, Midwest City. Visitation will be Tuesday and Wednesday, 12:00 pm-8:00 pm. All are welcome.