Billy Stinson


Billy Stinson, 85, a native of Johnson County, died Saturday, August 6, 2016, at home in the arms of his beloved wife Phyllis (Logan) Stinson, of an apparent heart attack.

He was born Dec. 1, 1931, in Needham, to Clarence and Cyrus Vina (Winkler) Stinson. After his father passed away in 1935, he met his new extended family at the Indiana Masonic Home, where he lived until he graduated from Franklin Community High School in 1950.

He is survived by one brother, Harold Stinson of Arizona.

He was preceded in passing by two sisters, Dorothy Repp, and Wanita Wangenstein and one brother, Jimmy Robertson.

On Sept. 27, 1951, he married the woman of his dream, Phyllis Logan. She lovingly survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Teresa (Randy) Vaughn of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; Penny Stinson of Franklin and Pam (Kenny) Mossor of Ellenboro, West Virginia and four grandchildren, Stephanie (Matthew) Kubiak of Erie, Pennsylvania, Chris Vaughn (Alexis Niskey) of Elyria, Ohio and Roger Wilson and Mellisa Thompson of Indiana.

He served his country in the Air Force stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Once he left the military, he worked and retired from Link-Belts/FMC after a lifelong career.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 North Morton St., (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

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