John Michael "Mike" Quarles

  • Born: June 18, 1950
  • Died: October 2, 2021
  • Location: Hammond, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Michael "Mike" Quarles, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the age of 71. He was born on June 18, 1950, in Jonesboro, Louisiana, the son of the late John Ed and Max Pardue Quarles. Mike earned a bachelors and masters degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. He was Assistant Dean of Student Activities at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond and worked there for 19 years. Mike loved his family, playing guitar, watching sports on TV, and was an avid reader.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Janet Costa Quarles; step-children, Holly Bankston Gautier, Jimmy Bankston and Jason Bankston; step-grandchildren, Jenny, Aimee and T.J. (Gabrielle); step-great grandchildren, Haley, Andrew, Hunter, Ava, Adriana, Angelo III, and Addy; brother, David Quarles (Brenda); nephew, John Quarles; niece, Kasi Quarles Kendrick (Joel); great niece and nephews, Landry Quarles, Max Quarles and Seth Lowe; brother-in-law, Angelo J. "Sonny" Costa, Jr. (Linda).

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Mary C. Costa, father-in-law, Angelo J. Costa, Sr., brother-in-law Raymond Costa, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Janet- I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I have many great memories with Mike during my student years at Southeastern. He was one who helped shape my future.

My prayers are with you and your family.


Posted by Andre Coudrain - Hammond, LA - Friend   October 11, 2021

Janet and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mittie Rohner - Amite - Acquaintance   October 08, 2021

Dear Janet, Sending sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband Mike. I know the despair of losing your soulmate and facing the days without them. And with you losing him, your Mother and brother in such a short period of time is overwhelming. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by Cheryl Tallia Schiro - Hammond, LA - Family Friend   October 07, 2021

Janet, I am so sorry to learn of Mike's passing.I have many fond memories of Mike while at SLU. Will keep you and the family in my prayers.

Posted by Sylvia Wilson - Loranger, LA - Friend   October 07, 2021

Janet, I am so very sorry for your loss thinking of you and hope you have better days ahead. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Nadine Lagarde - Amite, LA - Friend   October 07, 2021