He was of the Catholic faith. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He served 15 years in the Chicago Police Department. He owned Budget Auto Sales for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Cleveland Noon Day Lions and the Main Street Cruisers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie “Red” Stinnett and Edna Ruth Van Nostrom Stinnett.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sandra Mahoney Stinnett; daughters: Christine Stinnett and Caroline Stinnett, both of Chicago, Ill.; son, Bob Stinnett of Nashville; sister-in-law, Joyce (Richard) Leamon of Riceville; brothers-in-law: Bob (Deloris) Mahoney of Athens and Gary (Christy) Mahoney of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service with military honors will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor John Looper officiating.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Alzheimer’s Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Suite 8, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Stinnett family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.