Earl A. Guinter

Earl A. Guinter

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

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jennifer brewer
new market tn
Created On: 06/13/2019 13:52:18

you will be missed but not forgotton i will never forget how much you made my day when i would go in to work. u will be missed rest in heaven and do good as u did on earth

Rachel Morton
Created On: 06/13/2019 02:36:16

God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds." God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1; "God is our refuge and strength." Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)

Gary & Miki Zabadal
White House, TN
Created On: 06/05/2019 22:00:01

Earl was my good friend and mentor at Ingersoll-Rand. Outside of work we enjoyed his camping activities at Chenango Valley State Park near Binghamton, NY. The kids were small and when my Sisters and Brother visited, our ball games grew in huge stature. All the kids at the park would come out of the woodwork to join in. Good times. Earl and Donna also loved to visit us near Nashville. Earl was also a spiritual mentor. I would always argue points of the Bible with him... and he would set me straight. God Bless him and his wonderful family.

Karen and Jerry Miller
Sevierville, TN
Created On: 06/04/2019 19:15:50

Earl's mischievous chuckle and grin will be sorely missed. It was a pleasure and honor to have known him and we cannot think of him without smiling. Our deepest condolences to Donna and their family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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