Otis Denton Guinn
Published 8:48 am Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Otis Denton Guinn, 72, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014, at his residence.
He was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Jacob and Blanche Arnett Guinn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Whitehead; a brother, George Guinn; and a niece, Loretta Whitehead McKinney.
Mr. Guinn was of the 1961 Class at Cloudland High School. He served in the United States Army and the Tennessee National Guard and was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238.
Mr. Guinn was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church and the Daryl White Sunday School Class. He was a member of The Praying Mountain Men.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Sandra Roe Guinn; a daughter and son-in-law, Hope and Greg Hartley, Butler; four sisters, Lea McKinney and her husband J.D., Elk Park, N.C., Myrtle Elliott, Summersville, S.C., Dorthy Forbes, Elizabethton, and Wanda Mae Pate, Johnson City; and a brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Betty Guinn, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services for Mr. Guinn will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in the Captain Nelson Cemetery, Ripshin Mountain, with Pastor Nathan Jennings and Pastor Jack Lloyd officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Thursday, will be Walter Paul VanHuss, Aubrey Brown, Jeff Hitechew, Randall Hutchins, Jim McKinney and Ray Arnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Blackburn, Carl Cable, Jerry Lawson, Kenneth Miller, Leon Whitehead and his church family and friends. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Guinn to the First Free Will Baptist Church, 706 First Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or Valley Forge United Methodist Church, 3974 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at First Free Will Baptist Church. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Amedisys Hospice, family and friends. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website: www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Guinn family.