He was born on Feb. 26, 1942, to the late Alfred Henry and Stella Mae Stinnett.
He was a lifelong resident of Cleveland and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of Georgetown Baptist Church, where he also served as a deacon. In addition to being heavily involved in his church, he was also a volunteer with Ocoee Outreach.
He also enjoyed gospel singing and was an avid basketball and football fan. He graduated from Polk County High School, where he played basketball and baseball, and, in his later years, played church league softball. Above all of these things, however, he was a family man. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Stinnett.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 47 years, Clara Collins Stinnett; son, Jeff Stinnett; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Kirk Allen; sisters: Leota Rice (Billy) and Lucille Shipman (the Rev. W.L); brothers: Paul Stinnett, Billy Stinnett (Drucilla), and A.J. Stinnett (Shirlyn); two grandchildren: Jake and Jared Allen; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Georgetown Baptist Church, Highway 60 in Georgetown, with the Revs. Jerry Campbell, W.L. Shipman, Dan Dockery, and Earl Farris officiating.
The family will receive friends today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church.
Interment will follow the service on Thursday at McClanahan Cemetery. Kirk Allen, Tim Ledford, Danny Stinnett, Chris Stinnett, Mike Stinnett, and Nathan Shipman will serve as pallbearers. The men of Georgetown Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Bradley Baptist Association Disaster Relief Fund, 2707 North Ocoee St., Cleveland TN 37312.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Jerry or your condolences with his family at his online guestbook located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to assist the Stinnett family with the arrangements.