David W. Stinson, 60, of Brazil, passed away at his home, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at 8:30 p.m. Born May 6, 1944, in Brazil, he was the son of Warren and Laura Agnes Ball Stinson.
He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1962. As a young man he worked for Stinson's Garage, then Baysinger's Machine Shop. He later formed his own business known as Stinson's Machine Shop. He last worked as a machinist for Deakin's Metal Spinning, retiring in 2002.
He was well known for his gun-smithing ability and woodworking. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being out of doors.
He is survived by his wife, Christina Rosa Zentko Stinson, whom he married Oct. 6, 1997; his children, Brian Stinson and wife Susan, Dawn Stinson, all of Brazil, and Lori Fields and husband Troy of Carbon; stepson, James Zentko and wife, Cassie of Brazil; eight grandchildren, Elijah Stinson, Emily Stinson, Caleb Mason, Kaylee Mason, Megan Mason, Travis Fields, Dominic Fields and Dylan Zentko; one aunt, Pat Stinson of Brazil; several nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and his wife Jannette Goshen Stinson who passed away in 1994.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at French Funeral Home with the Rev. Dick McShanog officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and again Friday prior to services. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Hospice of the Wabash Valley. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Joe Lunsford, Bob Bedwell, Joe Rosa, Rick James, L.T. Clark and Joe Davidson.