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Furman Stinnett, age 93

Furman Stinnett, age 93

Furman Stinnett, age 93 of Hendersonville died Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Life Care Center of Hendersonville. Furman was the son of the late Garfield Stinnett and Fannie Jones Stinnett. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Howell Stinnett.

Furman was a veteran of World War II. He served as a Flight Engineer with the U.S. Army Air Force in a B-29 group on Guam. After the war, he was employed by the Waynesville Mountaineer until he and his family moved to Hendersonville in 1957. In Hendersonville, Furman was employed by G.E. outdoor lighting for almost 30 years. Furman was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville.

He is survived by his son, Lamar Stinnett and wife, Joyce; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great granddaughters.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel with the Reverend Wally Shamburger officiating. Burial will follow the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.

There will be a family gathering at Furman's home following the burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.