Richard A. “Rick” Guinn

Published 4:36 pm Friday, October 5, 2018

Richard A. “Rick” Guinn, 65, of Roan Mountain, was born May 11, 1953 at the home of his parents, on Bud Miller Road, Roan Mountain. On Thursday, October 4, 2018, Rick received divine healing from our Lord, surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy Shell Guinn; a daughter, Melissa McMahan; and a grandson, Jerry “Bubba” Potter. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Clifford Guinn, Harold Guinn and Norma Jean Montgomery.
Rick earned a living and provided for his family as a master craftsman and expert carpenter for 51 years. He loved the mountains of upper East Tennessee. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and Cloudland football. He loved spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren play sports and dance. He loved cookouts and picnics.
Rick is survived by his wife of 37 years, Barbara Jones Guinn; two sons, Chad and wife Katrine of Cameron, N.C., and Derrick and wife Carissa of Roan Mountain; two daughters, Sue Ann Guinn Foster of Roan Mountain and Johnnie Guinn Russ of Johnson City. Rick’s pride and joy was his 13 wonderful and loving grandchildren, Dylen Markland, Macy Markland, Meagen Markland, Kenzie Foster, Lilly Guinn, Elijah Guinn, Mikah Guinn, Hadassah Guinn, Blake Dugger, Kaila McMahan, Danielle McMahan, Emma McMahan and Erica Guinn. Special friends are Lee Thomas, Steve Blair, Dewey Miller, Tom Dyer, Peter Dansi, former employees of T&B Construction, and the people of his home church, Morgan Branch Free Will Baptist.
A service for Richard A. “Rick” Guinn will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 7, at Morgan Branch Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Bob Campbell and Pastor David Montgomery officiating. Music will be provided by Eric Heaton and the Morgan Branch Singing Group. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. before the service. The graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 8, in the Richardson Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Monday, will be Chad Guinn, Derrick Guinn, Dylen Markland, Jr. Markland, Elijah Guinn, Mikah Guinn and Blake Dugger. A special heartfelt thank you to Marian Peters and the staff of Avery Adult and Family Medicine and Ballad Health Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, Friends may also call on the family at the home at anytime.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Guinn family.

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