History of the Restoration Movement

David Lipscomb McQuiddy, Jr.


(L) Neil Anderson (R) D.L. McQuiddy, Jr.

Gospel Advocate Obituary

David L. McQuiddy Jr., 70, died at his home Sept. 26 from a brain tumor. The former owner and publisher of the Gospel Advocate had retired last year as chairman of McQuiddy Printing Co.

David took over McQuiddy Printing in 1980, becoming the third generation to run the company. The printing company had been started by his grandfather, J. C. McQuiddy, almost 100 years ago.

J. C. had been asked by David Lipscomb to become office editor of the Gospel Advocate. J. C. admired Lipscomb so highly, he named his son in his honor. The Gospel Advocate began publishing Sunday School material in addition to its magazine, and it was because of these printing needs that J. C. chartered McQuiddy Printing Co. The McQuiddy family continued to own the Gospel Advocate until David Jr. sold it to the Neil Anderson family in 1990.

Born in Nashville, he was the son of David Lipscomb McQuiddy Sr. and Virginia Houston McQuiddy. He served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War. Among his many accomplishments in the Nashville community, he was named 1991 Man of the Year by the Printing Industry Association of the South.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Margaret Webb McQuiddy; two sons, David L. III, of Franklin, Tenn., and Dwight Webb of Nashville; a daughter, Leslie Ann McQuiddy of Nashville; a sister, Jane McQuiddy Longhurst; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his youngest sister, Ann McQuiddy Hall.

Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.

-Gospel Advocate, November, 1999, page 44.

Directions To The Grave of David L. McQuiddy, Jr.

David McQuiddy is buried in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. The cemetery is located on Lebanon Pike in Nashville. From the city take I-40/24 to Exit 212/Fessler's Lane and turn left. Go down to the bottom of the hill and turn right on Lebanon Pike. The cemetery will not be far up on the right. If you are heading into town, take Exit 212 and turn right on Green, and it will run in to Lebanon Pike. Turn right on Lebanon Pike, and the cemetery will be up on the right. Plot: Section 30, Lot 92. See a map of Mount Olivet and directions on how to get there. Click Here!

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David Lipscomb, Jr.
August 15, 1929
September 26, 1999
Margaret Kerr Webb
June 11, 1939
"For by grace are you saved through faith,
and that not of yourselves, it is the
gift of God."
Eph. 2:8
"He hath showed thee O man, what is good,
and what doth the Lord required of thee,
but to do justly, and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with thy God."
Micah 6:8

David L. McQuddy Jr.
August 15, 1929
September 26, 1999

Photos Taken May 21, 2012
Courtesy of Scott Harp

The photos on this page were taken on Monday, the 21st of May, 2012. I was traveling to meet my friend, Tom L. Childers for a week of research in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia. I visited the grave of David L. McQuiddy, Jr. the first day of the trip.

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