He was a member of Mercy Tabernacle. He was formerly employed with Champion Windows for 12 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Melvinnie Stinnett Swinford; father, Charlie Wayne (T. Berry) Stinnett; brother, Wayne Stinnett of Cleveland; sister, Katie Shelton of Benton (Ocoee); grandson, Isaiah Phillips; and great-grandson, Wesley Scott.
Survivors include his wife, Eva G. Stinnett of Cleveland; children: Elizabeth Phillips of Athens, Donna Willson of Etowah, Donna Louise Johnson of Benton, Margaret McCann of Cleveland, and Carl Stinnett and John Stinnett, both of Benton; three sisters: Faye Rodgers of Calhoun, Ga., Junie Rolens of Nashville and Virginia Lemons of Cleveland; two brothers: Junior Swinford of Polk County, and Jessie Swinford of Cleveland; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and multiple nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Mercy Tabernacle in Benton with Pastor John Wesley McCann officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Benton Memorial Gardens.
His family will receive friends following the service at the church.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Stinnett family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.