October 19, 1952 ‒ September 25, 2015
Formerly of Columbus, Ohio
MANSFIELD: Geno Stinson, formerly of Columbus, went home to be with the Lord Friday morning September 25, 2015 in his Lexington home with his wife by his side. He was 62.
He was born October 19, 1952 in Columbus to parents Gene D. and Ada M. (Yinger) Stinson. After graduating high school, Geno attended THE Ohio State University in Columbus and remained a lifelong OSU sports fan and a proud alum.
A beautiful young lady named Virginia “Ginny” Carr caught his eye and the pair married in 1990. Geno worked for Harris Research, Inc. as their Warehouse Distribution Manager until his retirement in 2014.
Geno was passionate about his love for God. He always had a smile on his face and lived his life as an example for others. One of his favorite scriptures was Jeremiah 29:11-12 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”
Geno also enjoyed being outdoors especially when it involved golfing, camping, or biking. He will be remembered as a wonderful man who loved life and, above all, loved his family.
He was a member of Cypress Wesleyan Church in Columbus and was recently attending Crossroads Community Church in Mansfield.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Ginny Stinson of Lexington (formerly of Columbus); four children (& spouses) Tracey & Dave Doyle, Eric Stinson, Laura & JD Reyes, and Chrissy & Brett Carothers; thirteen grandchildren John David Reyes, Sidney Carothers, Jake Reyes, Jaymee “Pretty” Reyes, Sarah Carothers, Alanis Stinson, Chad Parke, Mathew Carothers, Joshua “Bubba” Reyes, Seth Stinson, Jaycee “Sissy” Reyes, Gabby Stinson, and Grace Doyle; three brothers Robert Stinson, Thomas & Patty Stinson, and Rick Stinson; three sisters Nora Lacy, Cherie & Richard Lent, and Uleta & James Moore.
In addition to his parents, Geno was preceded in death by a sister Barbara Philips and a brother Rick Stinson.
His family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015 in Crossroads Community Church, 1188 Park Ave W, Mansfield, Ohio 44906, where a celebration of life honoring Geno will begin at 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served during calling hours and the Stinson Family hopes you will join them in wearing your OSU game-day attire in memory of Geno.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the James Cancer Hospital or the American Cancer Society. Memorial contributions can be made at his services or sent to the funeral home: PO Box 3085, Mansfield OH 44904.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Geno’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch his tribute video—at SnyderFuneralHomes.com