Richard "Pop" Floyd Shinn

November 23, 1924January 6, 2019
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Mr. Richard Floyd Shinn, age 94, of Smyrna, TN passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in Charleston, WV to the late Lloyd Osbourne and Ora Othel Wolfe Shinn. Mr. Shinn was retired Air force TSGT, retired from Bridgestone, and member of Trinity Christian Church. Mr. Shinn is survived by his daughters; Sandi Laney and her husband Randy of Kannapolis, NC and Kathy Shinn of Smyrna, TN; grandchildren, Robert Phillips and his wife Shawna and Tosha Phillips and her fiancée Ben Jones; great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Hayden, Brooklyn, and Veronica; brother Lloyd Shinn Jr. of Smyrna, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Shinn, and their son, Ronnie Shinn. Services for Mr. Shinn will be held at Twelve Noon on the afternoon of Thursday, January 10, 2018 at Roselawn Funeral Home in Murfreesboro. Placement with full military honors will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in the mausoleum. To leave thoughts or memories, visit Friends are cordially invited to visitation from Four O’clock until Seven O’clock on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 9, 2018 at Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street Murfreesboro, TN 615-893-2742


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Service to Celebrate Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Placement with Military Honors Thursday, January 10, 2019

Richard "Pop" Floyd Shinn

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Michael Williams

January 11, 2019

I worked for Sgt. Shinn at Sewart AFB, Tn. in 1967. He was a kind human being who never had a bad thing to say about those who worked for him. He left such an impression on me then, that I always wanted to see him again. That happened in 1996 on a nostalgia trip Smyrna. He and Bernice were so kind to my wife and I, and he left a big impression on my son Jeff, that lasts today. Thank you Richard for your service to our country. What a great family you have. May you rest in peace with Bernice. I will never forget you my friend.!

Lea Wolfe

January 9, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Richard was a sweetheart and will be greatly missed. Just remember that he is in a better place with your mom, Aunt Bernice and Dad, Roy Fisher. Your dad and mine were great buddies. Love and support always.

Kay Harper

January 8, 2019

I always remember Uncle Richard as a kind, soft spoken person. Most of my adult life he & Aunt Bernice lived in TN, while we lived in WV. I always looked forward to their visits home. I remember when my first child was 3 months old my husband was working a construction job in Central City, KY so I moved there for a short time. Since we were not too far from Uncle Richard’s, they invited us down for the weekend. They made us feel right at home & gave us a portable crib for our baby that had belonged to their children. His life was an inspiration to me.
Love & Prayers, Kay Harper

Lisa Glover

January 7, 2019

Ronnie Amans

January 7, 2019

We became fast friends after my wife and step daughters moved in behind him and Bernice. He made it a point to introduce himself to me while I was unloading the first load at the new place. He was always good to us, and we helped each other out all the time. He was a great man that always treated me with respect.

Cheryl Rollins

January 7, 2019

I will always remember Uncle Richard coming to our family farm and letting his two little girls ride our horse "Princess" in their pretty dresses. Aunt Bernice about flipped out😄 I will also remember his greeting "Hey girl!" Rest in peace Uncle Richard knowing you were loved❤️