Eusebio Quintero López was born in Vijes, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on 6 March 1910, although he and his family had long believed he was born 15 March. He was born to Rosenda Quintero, who was single at the time. His grandmother was Zenaida Quintero. He worked as a blacksmith. At some point, he married to Melida Barco. The couple had six children before his wife’s passing in 1962.
When he turned 100 years old, he rode a horse around the town. At the age of 106, he lived with his daughter, Enith Quintero Barco (aged 71 in 2016), with whom he lived ever since becoming a widower. At the age of 108, he was mentally sharp and could still walk with the help of a cane. At the time of his 110th birthday, he had two living daughters, Oliva (born in 1935) and Enith (born in 1943), 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
As of April 2023, he was still able to walk and is very lucid.
Eusebio Quintero López passed away in Vijes, Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on 16 July 2023, at the age of 113 years, 132 days.