Jay Edward “Eddie” Guinn, Sr., age 73, of Mosheim, passed away quietly and peacefully Thursday evening at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born August 19, 1946 and was raised on a farm in Hawkins County by his loving parents, the late Bruce McKinley Guinn and Letha Susan Guinn. He graduated from Rogersville High School in 1964. Shortly after his graduation, he met the love of his wife, Jewell, and they have been married 47 years. She stayed by his side, caring for him when he needed her the most. He was a loving father and grandfather to his three sons, their wives, and four grandchildren. He always enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, working on old cars, bowling, and “walking the mountains”. He was an overall encourager to those who knew him. He was an active servant of Christ, who was a teacher, leader, and a member of White Pine Church of God.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years: Jewell Guinn; three sons and two daughters-in-law: James Guinn and Stacey Norton, Jay and Susan Guinn, and Michael and Crissie Guinn; four grandchildren: Chesnee, Silas, Samantha, and Leslie; one sister: Helen Marie Herring McClellan; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Dorothy and Kirk Lewis, Judy and Bob Loftin, Benny and Annette White, Martha White, Bobbie White, and Tommy White; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend of the family: Cathy Brown.
The Guinn family wishes to express their appreciation for to the staff of Amedysis Hospice and to his caregivers for all that they have done.
The family will receive friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Saturday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow visitation at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Junior Burchell officiating. Family and friends are ask to meet at Doughty-Stevens at 1 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to Mosheim Central Cemetery for the 2 p.m. committal service.
Active pallbearers will be Silas Guinn, Shane Cruz, Tommy Jarnigan, Shane Jarnigan, Aaron Jarnigan, Lee Hinkle and Mike Roberts.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Travis, Joe Travis, James Smith, Paul Carter, and Bob Loftin.
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