Mr. Robert E. “Uncle Bob” McQuaig, 75, died Thursday afternoon (October 25, 2007) at the V. A. Medical Center in Lake City, FL after an extended illness. He was a native of Waresboro, but he resided in Atlanta for 40 years before moving back to Waycross in February of 2006. He was a graduate of Waycross High School, and he served in the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1963. During his military service, he was an interpreter for military intelligence who spoke fluent Russian. Following his military service, he received a radio broadcasting license, which he used for 6 months before becoming a lumber salesman for most of his married life. He was employed by Arrow Lumber Company in Suwanee, GA. He also was a member of The Bridge Church of God in Buford and New Life Assembly of God in Blackshear. He was the son of the late William McQuaig and Ida Spivey McQuaig. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Russell, Tom and Cecil McQuaig; and two sisters, Willamae Nipper and Margaret Hand. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mary Beth Cook McQuaig of Waycross; a son, Robert E. McQuaig II (wife Dottie) of Cumming; three step-children, James “Skip” Watson (wife Becky) of Arizona, Susan Thibodeau (husband David) of Clermont, FL, and Laura Huskey (husband Wayne) of High Springs, FL; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; four siblings, Pauline Adams of Nicholls, Gene White of Waycross, Sue May of Valdosta, and Raymond McQuaig; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday (October 27, 2007) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday at R. T. Patterson Funeral Home in Lilburn, GA. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday (October 29, 2007) at R. T. Patterson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Melwood Cemetery in Stone Mountain, GA.