James Shannon McGinnis

December 17, 1989July 24, 2018

James Shannon McGinnis, 28, of Greeneville, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Survivors include a daughter: Ava Jane McGinnis; father and step-mother: Mark and Tammy McGinnis; mother: Marie Gardner; sisters: Deanna Dixon and Elizabeth McGinnis; brothers: Christopher Waddell, Ellis Waddell, and Markus McGinnis; grandparents: Barbara McGinnis and Vivian Miser; aunts and uncles: Myra and Josh Higgins, Mike McGinnis, Lisa and Hank Gardner, Darlene and Junior Miser; niece and nephew: Kaylee Baskette and Bradin Baskette; numerous cousins; and a special friend: Brett Garland.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Carl McGinnis, Ray and Janet Renner, James F. Gardner; and an uncle, James Lee Gardner.

The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Monday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Marci Cobb and Pastor Harrell Cobb officiating.

Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Cedar Creek Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Markus McGinnis, Mark McGinnis, Wesley Baskette, Hank Gardner, Lynn Reagan, Ellis Waddell, and Gary Lowery.


  • Ava Jane McGinnis, Daughter
  • Mark and Tammy McGinnis, Father and Step-Mother
  • Marie Gardner, Mother
  • Deanna Dixon, Sister
  • Elizabeth McGinnis, Sister
  • Christopher Waddell, Brother
  • Ellis Waddell, Brother
  • Markus McGinnis, Brother
  • Barbara McGinnis, Grandmother
  • Vivian Miser, Grandmother
  • Myra and Josh Higgins, Aunt and Uncle
  • Mike McGinnis, Uncle
  • Lisa and Hank Gardner, Aunt and Uncle
  • Darlene and Junior Miser, Aunt and Uncle
  • Kaylee Baskette, Niece
  • Bradin Baskette, Nephew
  • Brett Garland, Special Friend
  • Carl McGinnis, Grandfather
  • Ray and Janet Renner, Grandparents
  • James F. Gardner, Grandfather
  • James Lee Gardner, Uncle
  • He also leaves numerous cousins to cherish his memory.

  • Markus McGinnis
  • Mark McGinnis
  • Wesley Baskette
  • Hank Gardner
  • Lynn Reagan
  • Ellis Waddell
  • Gary Lowery


  • Visitation Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 30, 2018

James Shannon McGinnis

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brandie way

July 28, 2018

Shannon was a really good friend he had a big heart and cared for everyone we was really good friends I am gonna miss u Shannon u was one of my truest friends we had great times together rip buddy

Jessika Arnold

July 28, 2018

Shannon had the biggest heart in the world he was best friends with my brother Chad growing up so during the summer he stayed with us 80% of the time....he loved to go fishing and swimming and would pout if he didn't catch the biggest one :( he was like family and I'm speaking for all my family when I say we love you brother fly high