September 18th , 2012 9:46 am Leave a comment

Larry D. Guinn


Larry Dean Guinn, 64, of Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center.

A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late James Finn and Marie Edwards Guinn.

Larry was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator and Foreman. Larry served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era and Dessert Storm. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl, a brother, Bob, and a sister-in-law, Shelia Guinn.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Carter Guinn; a son and daughter-in-law, David Keith and Melissa Guinn, Elizabethton; a daughter and son-in-law, JoEllen Guinn Rasnick and husband Steven, Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Chelsea, David and Ashley Guinn, Jacob Hillman and Joseph Rasnick; three brothers, L. Pat Guinn and Ronnie Guinn, both of Elizabethton, and Rick Guinn and wife Margie, Hampton; six sisters, Joyce Howard, Johnson City, Betty Clark and husband Joe, Freda Henegar and husband Floyd and Lorraine Sizemore and husband Randy, all of Elizabethton, Judy Revere and husband Bart, Greeneville, and Lisa Herman and husband Keith, Watauga; a sister-in-law, Judy Dempsey Guinn; several nieces and nephews; and two brothers-in-law, Richard Carter and wife Barbara and Mike Carter and wife Vickie, Wesley and Katie, all of Elizabethton.

Funeral services for Mr. Guinn will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, September 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Nathan Jennings officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, in the Vaughn Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, will be Jim Sizemore, Billy Henegar, Patrick Guinn, Joey Guinn, Timmy Guinn, Todd Howard, Chris Howard, Randy Howard, Chuck Howard, Danny Clark, Heath Herman, Chad Herman, Robbie Guinn, John Revere and Tracy Guinn. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Woods and son Jobe, all his brothers, Ricky, Ronnie and Pat, Richard and Mike Carter, the Rev. Nathan Jennings, the Rev. Jack Lloyd, Travis Norris, Luther Norris, Gary Shipley and his church family. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the doctors and staff of the ICU Trauma Center, Johnson City Medical Center, and to all the people for their thoughts and prayers, and his friends and neighbors. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Guinn family may be e-mailed to

Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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