Veteran-IntroCarl E. Stinson, 83, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born November 22, 1932, in Parma, Missouri, to Loren G. and Ethel V. Robertson Stinson.  He and Joyce Calvert were married May 21, 1954, in Parma.

Carl attended school in Parma.  He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and then served as a sergeant in the 1140th Infantry Battalion of the Missouri National Guard in Jackson.

Carl was a mechanic by trade, first working at McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, and then many years at Proctor & Gamble in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1992.  He and Joyce became members of First Baptist Church in Millersville in 1974 and Carl became an ordained deacon December 9, 2001.  Beside his Lord, he loved nothing more than being with his family.

Loving survivors include his wife of nearly 62 years, Joyce of Jackson; six children, Michael (Sue) Stinson and Sharon Stinson of Jackson, David (Lillian) Stinson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Sandra Stinson of Jackson, Paul (Lea) Stinson of Melbourne, Florida and Daniel (Natalie) Stinson of Belleville, Illinois; eight grandchildren, April Stinson of Marble Hill, Shannon (Leann) Stinson of Jackson, Jenny Stinson of Venice Beach, California, Megan Stinson of Jackson, Madeleine and Jack Stinson of Belleville, Joshua and Jake Stinson of Melbourne; a sister, Shelby (Bill) Gullick of Keokuk, Iowa, and a brother, Ronnie (Shirley) Stinson of Festus, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Hershel and Wilmer Stinson; and a sister, Shirley Stinson.

Visitation will be Friday, May 13, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m., at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral will be Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Nathan Eikenberry officiating.

Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, with full military honors.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the International or Home Missions Funds of First Baptist Church in Millersville.

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  1. Brenda & James Crites

    Condolences on your loss, which is not an easy one. But know that the place Uncle Carl now resides is a much better place than here. Let that give you comfort.

  2. Joyce & Family, May God Bless you and give you strength for the days and weeks to come. Carl you will alwsys be loved and missed, but I’ll see you & Ken in Heaven one day soon. Many Blessings!

  3. Jennifer (Hotop) Boyd

    God’s blessings during this difficult time.

  4. Michael Kiehne


    Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family. I still remember spending the night at your house in Seabaugh Acres and playing track and field on the Atari. Boy time sure does move fast.

  5. Joyce, Mike and Sharon, and family sincerest condolences on the tragic loss of your husband and father. Clearly his work was done here so the Lord took him home. Glory for Carl but long lingering sorrow for those who remain.

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