James Alfred Stinnett, 87, of Figsboro, VA, passed away peacefully into his eternal home on Tuesday, December, 28 2021. He was born on February 28, 1934 in Covington, VA to the late Ashby and Eva Stinnett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, and the mother of his children, Shirley Woodzell Stinnett; two brothers, Gene Stinnett and Robert Stinnett; five sisters, Frances Vick, Lucille Scott, Evelyn Ratcliff, Phyllis Shelton, and Julia Tumbleston; and one grandson, James Phillip Byrd.
Mr. Stinnett is survived by his survived by his wife of one year, Jean. He is also survived by two sons; James “Lennie” Stinnett (Debbie) of Roanoke, VA and Glen Stinnett (Cheri) of Martinsville, VA; three daughters, Cindy Stinnett Gillie (Jimmy) of Danville, VA, Missy Stinnett Philpott of Cascade, VA, and Robin Stinnett Sites (Tommy) of Callands, VA; eight grandchildren, Manny Stinnett, Matthew Stinnett, Joe Stinnett, Jessica Philpott, Josh Byrd, Sara Philpott Wade, Chris Sites, and Hunter Sites; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Stinnett graduated from Covington High School and served in the U.S. Army in Ft. Bliss, TX. He worked at the Newport News Shipyard before going to work at Westvaco in Covington, where he retired after nearly 40 years of service.
He was an avid outdoorsman, loving hunt, fish, and golf. He was known for his talent and love for music. He played guitar and wrote many songs.
Mr. Stinnett loved his Lord, loved his family, and loved his church, Trinity Baptist Church in Snow Creek where he served as a Deacon for many years.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor Glen Stinnett and Lennie Stinnett officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Stinnett family. Online condolences may be made at norrisfuneral.com.