Earl A. Guinter, age 83, went home to be with the Lord on May 31, 2019. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of Earl O. and Mary Ella Guinter.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Donna L. (Kinley); his four children, Earl L. Guinter (Karen), Karen S. Haight (Randy), Stephen W. Guinter (Jami), and Stacey M. Patterson (John Lee); eight grandchildren, Whitney Bauer (Aaron), Elizabeth Gard (Zane), Tyler Haight (Sarah), Emily Klopfenstein (Quentin), Addison Guinter, Jayla and Jaylen Patterson, and Caleb Guinter; four great-grandchildren, Graeme, Maisy, and Emmy Bauer, and Emmett Gard; as well as a sister, Betty Harvey (Kenneth). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Clark.
Earl proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Ingersoll-Rand of Athens, PA after 37 years as a mechanical engineer. He was a devoted member of Wears Valley First Baptist Church of Sevierville, TN, and a faithful Sunday School teacher for over 20 years. His favorite verse was Nahum 1:7 - "The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him." Earl loved camping, gardening, music, and spending time with his family and friends. He was also a talented artist and craftsman.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, June 14, 2019, at Florence National Cemetery, Florence, SC.
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In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Earl’s honor to:
Inlet Coastal Resort (Memory Care Unit)
5087 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
The Oaks of Loris (Memory Care Unit)
260 Watson Heritage Road
Loris, SC 29569