Mr. Guinn was a member of Jennie Moore Presbyterian Church. He was a United States Army Veteran having served his country honorably during WWII. Mr. Guinn was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Ribbon and Victory Medal.
He graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Mr. Guinn retired from teaching for the Unicoi County School System after thirty-seven years of service.
He was a fifty year member of Centennial Masonic Lodge #491 F&AM. Mr. Guinn was an avid outdoors-man. He loved to hunt, camp, fish and cook.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Lee Guinn on December 23, 2005; one son, Larry Guinn; one brother, Dwight L. Guinn; five sisters: Dean Treadway, Dot Corn, Eva Martin, Kathleen Hoyle and Rita Hoyle.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, three sons: James Marvin Guinn (Judith), Muscle Shoals, AL, Roger Dale Guinn, Flag Pond and Gary Guinn, Erwin; one sister, Elouise Shell, Erwin; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Bill Ponder will officiate the 7:00 P.M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Committal will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in the Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Corn, Eddie Corn, Teddy Hoyle, David Hoyle, Jerry Hoyle and Doug Piercy. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 A.M. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in memory of Mr. James Guinn to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Department, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Guinn family. (423) 743-1380.