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Earl Andrew Stinson

SGT Earl Andrew Stinson, USMC, Retired.

Earl Andrew Stinson, 80, of Hudson, FL, died January 28, 2019 peacefully at his home under the care of Hospice.  He was born on August 22, 1938 in Tazewell, Virginia.  He was the son of the late William E. Stinson and Pansy Marie Burnette Stinson.

Earl was a retired Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps and he was a Vietnam Combat Veteran. His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, five good conduct awards, Pistol Sharpshooter, Rifle Expert, Vietnam Service Medal with one battle star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Air Crew Wings with 3 stars, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm & Gold Frame.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Zelma “Fran” Stinson;  He is survived by daughters, Victoria Anne Collvins, of Wichita, KS, Holly Anne Hunter of Wichita, KS; son; Thomas Jefferson Stinson of Kansas, 4 adopted children; brothers; Bobby Stinson, Larry Stinson; sister, Evelyn Sue; 10 grandchildren; and friends.

The funeral will take place in Bushnell, Florida on Monday February 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm.




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  • Victoria Collvins says:

    Earl Stinson was a loving Father and fantastic Grandfather! My family will miss him greatly. Forever in our hearts! We love you!

    Psalm 23:4 ESV
    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

    Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV
    And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

    Victoria, Aaron, Kobe, Kyler, and Kade Collvins

  • Dawn says:

    I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
    -Robert Fulghum

    Farewell Andy, may your family find grace in their grief.