Clark Edward "Boot" Stinson, Jr.

Born: Tue., Jun. 6, 1922
Died: Tue., Jan. 28, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 31, 2014
Location: Chris King Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 01, 2014
Location: St. Paul Baptist Church Lowrys

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Funeral service For Mr. Clark Edward Stinson, Jr.,  will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm at St. Paul Baptist Church in Lowrys, South Carolina with the Reverend Bobby Featherstone, Officiating, and assisted by Minister Joe Lee,  Reverend Jerome Waker and Reverend Marvin Hughes. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. He will lie in state at the church from 12 noon until the hour of the service.

Mr. Clark Edward Stinson, Jr., affectionately known as “Boot” was born on Monday, June 06, 1921 to the parents of the late Mr. Clark Edward Stinson, Sr. and the late Mrs. Annie Anderson Stinson.  

Clark, being an obedient servant, answered the call of his Master and went quietly to sleep on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in his home with his daughter by his bedside.  He was the eldest of three sons.  “Boot” was preceded in death by his two brothers, Mr. Johnnie R. Stinson and Mr. James E. Stinson, as well as a grandson, John Marcus Cheatom.  

Clark accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Chester, SC, where he served faithfully until joining the U. S. Army in 1941.  He fought in World War II.  He was educated in the public schools of Chester, SC and was a 1939 graduate of Finley Senior High School.  He loved to read and do crossword puzzles.  Clark had a kind heart and he lived a simple life.  After serving his country for four years, he moved to New York and lived there for ten years.  In 1957, two years after returning to Chester, he met and married the love of his life Ms. Elease Wilks.  To this union, two children were born.

After many years of separation from the church, Clark decided at the age of 76 to rededicate himself to Christ and was baptized again.  He became a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of McConnells, SC.  He served there faithfully on the Usher Board and Men’s Choir until his health declined.  

Mr. Stinson leaves to cherish fond memories his loving wife of 56 years, Mrs. Elease W. Stinson; one daughter, Ms. Vera S. Cheatom of Rock Hill, SC; three sons, Mr. Gerald B. Stinson (Terry) of Goose Creek, SC; Mr. Edward Ellis of New York and Mr. Eddie Douglas of Charlotte, NC.  He also leaves to cherish fond and loving memories his 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, 2 brothers-in-laws, Mr. David Wilks (Cora) of Rock Hill, SC and Johnnie Wilks of Charlotte, NC, sister-in-law Mrs. Margaret Wilks of Charlotte, NC; a special adopted daughter, Joanne and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.  

Clark “Boot” will be greatly missed.

Viewing will be at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 until 7:00 PM.

Family will receive friends at the home 1622 Henry Road in Chester, South Carolina.

Funeral services are entrusted to Christopher King’s Funeral Home 703 Old York Road Chester, South Carolina 29706. Friends can sent messages of love to the family at the funeral home website.

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Nancy Morris
   Posted Thu February 06, 2014
My deepest and most sincere Sympathy to the family of Clark Stinson. I myself never met him but through his son Gerald heard SO MANY wonderful and heart warming things about him. I know that he will be missed dearly by his family and friends. May you always remember the spirit and love that he shared with all of you. Love, Nancy Morris

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