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Charles Wayne Stinson

February 17, 1934 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 85)

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Mr. Charles Wayne Stinson, age 85, of Franklin, KY, passed away, Sunday, January 12th, 2020 at 2:59 AM at The Medical Center of Bowling Green, KY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home where services will be held Tuesday, January 14th 2020, at Gilbert Funeral Home at 2:00 PM with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, KY.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 13th, 2020 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, from 6:00 AM until service time at 2:00 PM.

Charles was born February 17th, 1934 in Franklin, KY. to the late William Eddie Stinson and the late Bettie James Stinson.  He is preceded in death by 6 sisters, Louise Herrington, Katherine Hicks, Maybelle Finn, Wilma Deweese, Betty Carol Livingston and Lois Clell Stinson and 2 brothers, Robert G.D. Stinson and William E. Stinson, Jr.

He is survived by his lovely wife, Betty Duff Stinson of 46 years; 3 children, a son, Charles Herbie Stinson (Rita) of Franklin, Ky., a son, Kevin Neal Stinson (Lisa) of Franklin, Ky., a daughter, Macteene C. Bernarte (Robert) of Franklin, Ky.; 1 grandson, Cody Aaron Stinson of Franklin, Ky.; 2 brothers, Paul Stinson and Johnny Stinson; and several nieces and nephews.

Charles attended Blackjack Baptist Church.  He loved fishing, golfing, bowling and UK basketball.  Charles was a skilled carpenter and had built homes for multiple family members.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Blackjack Baptist Church Building Fund, 4197 Blackjack Road, Franklin, KY.  42134 or Friends of the Shelter, AKA Simpson County Animal Shelter, 2194 Ditmore Ford Road, Franklin, KY.  42134.     

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January 13, 2020

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

Funeral Service
January 14, 2020

2:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

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