A member of our family will assist you throughout the death care process, whether it be through pre-arrangements, funeral arrangements, funeral service or community activities. Our staff resides in the Beaches and surrounding Jacksonville areas participating in many community activities, including clubs, charities and churches. They are members of Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, the Ponte Vedra Community Association, the Knights of Columbus, the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Beaches, the Long-time Newcomers Club, Haven Hospice, and they volunteer with Community Hospice. The Quinn and Shalz families are also active members of St. Paul's Catholic Church and Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
Our Funeral Directors
Darlene B. Smith
A graduate of Florida Community College with an Associate of
Science in Mortuary Science. Darlene is a funeral director, embalmer and certified crematory operator. She has been employed with Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home & Cremation Centre since 2002 and Managing Director since
2006. Darlene has five children, Melissa, Nikki, Cory, Lyndsey, and Logan and
five grandchildren, Makayla, Madison, Hayden, Cameron, Marci, Jameson and Julia.
Terry is a graduate of St. Petersburg College with an Associate in Science in Funeral Service; he has been employed with Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home & Cremation Centre since 2015. Terry is a Jacksonville transplant coming from Southwest Florida where he began his career in funeral service after a career in nonprofit and animal welfare management. Terry is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Quinn-Shalz in 2013. She is the wife of McKinley who is currently serving as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. She is mother to a daughter and a son. She is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of Florida
State College of Jacksonville with an Associate in Science degree in Funeral
Funeral Director & Embalmer
Nicole is a
Jacksonville native and a graduate of Florida State College of Jacksonville
with an Associate in Science degree in Funeral Services. She joined our family
Funeral Director and Certified Crematory Operator
Cory is a
Jacksonville native and began his career with Quinn-Shalz while in high
school. Cory is a veteran of the United States
Army where he completed three tours of service in Afghanistan. He is also a graduate of Florida State
College of Jacksonville with an Associate in Science degree in Funeral
Services. He is also a certified crematory operator. Cory has a son and a
Our Staff Associates
joined the Quinn-Shalz family in 2003. She and her family are longtime
residents of Jacksonville Beach. She has
four children and seven grandchildren.
Jo Ann Pike
Jo Ann and
her husband Bruce are residents of Jacksonville Beach. She joined us in 2008
and has over twenty years’ experience in the funeral industry. Throughout her
career she has assisted families with their prearranged funeral needs in
Hawaii, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida.
Richard "Rick" Powell
Rick and his
wife, Robin spent their careers in education and he retired as a school
principal. They are residents of Neptune Beach and have one son, one daughter
and four grandchildren. Rick joined us in 2014.
Michael "Mike" Thompson
Mike is a veteran of the Vietnam war. He retired
from the United States Air Force with twenty one years of service to our
country. Mike met his wife, Patricia in Germany where she was also stationed.
Mike grew up in southern California and relocated to Jacksonville in 2000 after
his retirement. He and Patricia have two children and two grandchildren. Mike joined us in 2015.
Richard "Dick" Andrus
Dick served in the United States Marine Corps and is a veteran of the Korean War. He earned his Master’s Degree in
finance from Kent State. He retired as Bank President before moving to
Jacksonville where he began his career in sales with Brumos Porsche. Dick has
been part of the Quinn-Shalz family since 2003.