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John Freeman Stinson Sr.

October 20, 1945 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

John Stinson Sr. Obituary

John Freeman Stinson Sr., 78, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2023, at his home in Lumber City, GA. He was the son of William Coney and Olivia Wyatt Stinson, born on October 20, 1945, in Laurens County, GA. He became a resident of Shiloh Community, Wheeler County, in 1957. Mr. Johnny and his wife of 56 years, Sherry, made their home, raised their sons, and became a special part of this loving community. He was a longtime member of Sardis Baptist Church. In 1981, the couple opened Stinson’s Barbecue in Lumber City and dedicated themselves to serving and providing for countless people. Since then, their slogan, “Love At First Bite,” has proven true for the surrounding area and many traveling through Telfair County on Highway 341. Mr. Johnny loved cooking, fishing, farming, visiting with his family and friends, working, teaching his sons to work, and especially serving and feeding others. His dedication and commitment to everyone he knew and loved will be remembered by all. 
He is survived by his wife: Sherry Ann McCullars Stinson; five sons: 
Joseph Lynn (Kim) of McRae, William Glynn (Crystal) of Lumber City, Johnathan Craig (Patricia) of Glenwood, John Freeman Jr. (Michelle) of Springhill, and Eldridge Lance (Jerreese) of Richmond Hill; twelve grandchildren: Kade, Kimberlyn, Kyler, Anna, Maddie, William, Leslie, Josh, John III “Trey,” Claire, Collin, and Kendrick; seven great-grandchildren: Kambry, Kelsie, Layne, Kiley, Brody, Kole, and Brayden; sisters: Agnes Rolland of Hazlehurst and Louise Corley of Uvalda; and longtime employee: Rose Lanier of Hazlehurst.  
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Pete Stinson, Wilhelmina Harden, Elizabeth DeSmith, Ruth Jacobson, Jean Collins, and Earl Stinson.         
Visitation for Mr. Stinson will be held Monday night from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Towns Funeral Home: 30 N. Commerce St. Alamo, GA. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 19, at Sardis Baptist Church: 2263 SR 126, Glenwood, GA. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 
Donations can be made to Sardis Baptist Church, 128 Free Run Rd., Glenwood, GA 30428, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Learning Center: 11 Arthur McNeal Rd, Hazlehurst, GA 31539, or The Gideons International in lieu of flowers.
Towns Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
December 18, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Towns Funeral Home
115 Lucille Ave
Alamo, GA 30411

Funeral Service
Tuesday
December 19, 2023

11:00 AM
Sardis Baptist Church: (GA, Glenwood)

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