Carl “Bros” Guinn

Published 4:15 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Carl “Bros” Guinn, 85, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 11, 2019, from Hillview Health Center of Elizabethton. Carl was born in Butler, Tenn., to the late George W. Guinn and Roxie Mae Bunton Guinn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Dean Guinn; a daughter, Tammy Sheree Handy; two brothers, Bob Guinn and Dean Guinn; and two sisters, Pauline Keller and Peggy Whitehead.
Carl retired as an auto mechanic, having been self-employed, and had worked for Esso. He was a United States Army veteran, having proudly served his country during the Korean War. Carl was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Carson, listening to country music and working on cars.
Those left to cherish his memories include his wife, Betty Widner Guinn, of the home; four sons, Ricky Guinn, Carl Widner, Danny Widner and Tommy Widner, all of Elizabethton; four daughters, Teresa Guinn and Judy Tolley, both of Elizabethton, and Linda Arnold and Cathy Whitehead, both of Johnson City; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Claude “Pet” Guinn and wife Joann of Elizabethton and Dennis “Black” Guinn, also of Elizabethton; and two sisters, Mary Gouge and Sue Stafford, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate and honor the life of Carl “Bros” Guinn will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 14, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Brett Jones officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, or at the residence at any time. The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, February 15, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Guinn, Johnny Proffitt, Ronnie Keller, Larry Price II, Danny Henegar and Bobby Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Holloway, the staff of Hillview Health Center, his “little angel”-Kami Deel-Meade (NP), Brandy Presley and Sherry Bowling. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 9:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is proudly serving the Guinn family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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