James Stinson

February 8, 2010

James Franklin Stinson age 74 longtime Lafayette area resident passed away February 8, 2010 in his son?s residence in Frankfort where he had lived the past two years. Born April 3, 1935 in Rolland, Kentucky to Ellis & Ina (Melton) Stinson. He worked as a Mechanic and Truck Driver for Bumgardner Trucking for 22 years until 1992. He enjoyed working on small engines and since his retirement has fixed and sold lawn mowers and small engines. He was a member of the Lafayette Moose Lodge and Frankfort Sons of American Legion and a former member of the Lafayette Jaycees. He married Shirley J. Bowlin on July 26, 1965 in Winchester, Indiana and she preceded him in death on December 20, 2007. Surviving are 4 sons: Jamie L. Stinson (Janice) of Frankfort, Jackie G. Stinson (Cindy), Alvin ?Frank? Stinson, and Ellis ?Dwayne? Stinson all of Muncie. 3 daughters: Sandra J. Anderson (Clay) of Brookston, Kathy Northrup (Steve) and Tammy Palermo both of Lafayette. 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, 2 brothers: Dewey Stinson (Carol) of Huntsville, IN and Roscoe Stinson and 2 sisters: Margie Redinbo (Carl) of Lafayette and Sue Bell (Jim) of Burnside, KY. He was preceded in death by his wife and a granddaughter. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Saturday February 13, 2010 at Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home 1104 Columbia Street, Lafayette. Burial will follow in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Friends may call 5-8 PM Friday at Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home. Memorials appreciated to Lafayette Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to Archer-Weston Funeral Home in Frankfort.


10 Condolences for “James Stinson”

  1. Jackie

    When a loved one dies family and friends feel a great loss.It is my hope as a volunteer to bring a word of comfort. In the Bible book of Job 14:14,15 an important question is asked and then answered. It says,”If an able-bodied man dies can he live again? You (God) will call and I myself shall answer you. For the works of your hands you will have a yearning.” Yes, the Creator longs to bring back to life those who have died. What a wonderful promise and sure future for those asleep in death. May you find comfort and peace in this time of loss. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  2. Amber (Stinson) Reed

    Special Times With Grandpa “As I think back on time with Grandpa So many memories come to mind But one theme stays consistent They were filled with special times From camping in the mountains And being on the water To reeling in the “big one” And struggling till we caught ‘er Grandpa took the time to be there At childhood events and on special days I’d search his face out in a crowd Until I’d found his gaze And I loved to hear him cheer me on To see his look of pride As I tried my very best To reach our dreams in life …” Grandpa: we are very lucky to have had you in our lifes, and to share our happy,goofy, and smi normal family moments with you and grandma. With out you guys around, our family events will be diffrent, but we cal always look back on thoses times we shared at the lake, or camping or even when we wasnt the perfect little angles. You may be gone but your memory will be long carried with us forever. The one thing I know I will never forget was when i came to stay the night with you and grandma, and you let me eat ice cream snadwiches for breakfast!!. I love you papaw huggs and kisses to the moon and back. May you and grandma rest in peace together at last. Love always, your granddaughter Amber.

  3. sandy anderson

    Dad, It was one of the hardest things that i have ever had to do. I was not ready for you to go. I was being selfish. I am glad that you are no longer in pain and are with your one true love. I will forever have you in my heart. You are the best dad that anyone could ever ask for, and I am very lucky that you chose me to be your daughter. Until we meet again. I love you with all of my heart. Sandy

  4. Tia

    We Will Miss You. Love James Stinson and Tia Laflen

  5. Danni

    Papaw, Besides losing Grandma this was the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. Your the only stable father figure I have ever had in my whole life. So losing you felt like I was losing my grandpa and my dad. Me and you have so many amazing memories that I will always cherish in my heart. You and grandma have been my best friends for a long time now…and not having either of you here anymore is taking a big toll on my heart. There have been times were we haven’t been that close, but in my heart I always knew that if I ever needed you you were always just a phone call away. Even though I have never really told you this…you and grandma are my heroes. You are both hardworking, honest, and the most caring people I have ever known. When I was little I always knew I wanted to grow up and become an amazing person just like my grandma and grandpa. I’m so glad that you got to meet my daughter while you were still here, but I’m very sad that she isn’t really going to get to know her great grandpa. I miss you so much already, and it’s hard to think that you have been gone for just a couple of days. There will always be a big spot in my heart for you and grandma, but I know I will be seeing you both again. I miss you and I love you so much papaw! Tell grandma I said I love her and give her a hug and a kiss for me! I love you so much, Danni

  6. jamie,janice,james

    Dad We are going to miss you now more than ever before,But,We Trust that God will open a door,and Show us how we can go on without you.For you were our life.We loved you so much.it breaks our hearts to not have you near us.But life goes on and we will too.I just wish it wouldn’t go on with out you.

  7. Janice

    Dad It’s not going to be the same without you.Squirt is missing you very much and so am i I just want you to know that you were the dad i never realy had growing up.I enjoyed working on the cars and the mowers with you i’m realy going to miss you when we go fishing it will never be the same.But i’ll make the best of it.i just want you to know i love and miss you alot and i’m so glad i got to spend all these years with you and mom and take care of the both of you that ment a lot to me to have the honor to do that love ya forever Janice

  8. JAMIE

    The Walk DAD I have been very lucky to be able to walk with you for almost forty years And it has been a great journey And I have learned many things Along the way Like you only have one Family So work hard But make time to spend with them And Treat everyone with respect If you expect to get it back And a lot of little but very important things Like keep the wrench on the head of the bolt And you won’t bleed as much! And when you have a fish on the line Don’t drop the tip of the pole to much And you might get to see what kind it is. And if your backing up a truck Those shiny things out side that window Are not to see how pretty you are! And During your life you will meet a lot people that call you a friend But you will only have a few that you can call your true friends And I have been lucky all my life to have you As my very best friend So in closing I half to say Dad we have made our last trip together Down Our Long Dusty Driveway Love Your Son Jamie P S Tell Mom Hi AND I LOVE YOU BOTH AND I WLL SEE YOU BOTH LATER

  9. Amber

    Love you and miss you bunches papaw!! its almost fishing time… i hope you have a wonderful time up there fishing and watching those soaps with grandma. Love ya huggs and kisses.

  10. Danni

    Papaw….I know your in a better place, and your not in any pain! But I really wish you were still here especially right now! I could really use someone to talk to and even though half the time you couldn’t hear me LOL…I still knew you were always there no matter what! I feel like ever since I lost you my life has been falling apart piece by piece! I miss you and love you so much! Give grandma a kiss for me! Love you Danni

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