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John Stinnett

October 17, 1928 — December 14, 2022


John W. Stinnett, age 94 of Franklin, TN and Cape Coral, FL passed away peacefully on December 14, 2022.  Born in Garfield, KY on October 17, 1928, John was the son of the late James and Ruth Stinnett.  He served in the Marines in World War II.  John married the love of his life, Dorothy Johnson in 1949 and they shared a love of fishing and boating.  They boated on Kentucky Lake for many years before retiring and moving from Louisville, KY to Cape Coral, FL in 1985.  John was a skilled pleasure boat captain, managing boats as large as 85 feet in both inshore and offshore environments.  John recently moved to Franklin, TN to be near family.

John is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy J. Stinnett, father James E. Stinnett, mother Ruth H. Stinnett and brother Paul E. Stinnett.  He is survived by sister-in-laws Jane Morgan and Frances Stinnett, nephews & nieces Don Stinnett (Beth), Mark Stinnett (Christen) and Teresa Sanabria along with numerous great nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life for family and close friends will be held at Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Franklin, TN on January 7, 2023.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BrightStone, P.O. Box 682966, Franklin, TN 37068.  WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, (615) 794-2289.

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

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