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John Steven Stinson

October 3, 1955November 15, 2020
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John Steven Stinson, 65 of Columbus, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, November 19, 2020 in Lakewood Hall at Striffler-Hamby, Phenix City, AL with Rev. John Fugh officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memory Gardens. A visitation will be held for family and friends on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Mr. Stinson was born October 3, 1955 in Columbus, Georgia, son of the late Julius Burton Stinson and Betty Sue Storey Stinson of Smiths Station, AL. Other than his father, he was preceded in death by many aunts and uncles. He was the owner of the S&S Company in Columbus, GA and was an avid sports fan.

He started his love of sports during his days at the YMCA, and he was a pillar in the community with his service as volunteer coach for Glenwood School, Columbus High School, Brookstone School and mentor to numerous youth throughout the community. If there was ever a sports event or activity, you would be sure to see Steve there.

Steve was a "die hard" University of Alabama supporter and fan. He was part of the Tide-Pride and never missed a sporting event.

Other than his mother, he is survived by his brother, Scott Stinson and wife, Kim; nieces, Meaghan Stinson and Lauren Gray and husband, Kyle; nephew, Ryan Stinson; uncle, Gerald Storey and wife Eleanor; numerous other relatives and friends.

Flowers are accepted, or contributions may be made to Saint Paul United Methodist Church or to Glenwood School at https://payit.nelnet.net/form/5b72A5vB

If anyone is unable to attend the service, you may view via live stream at 2:00pm on Facebook at striffler-hambymortuary-phenixcity.

To offer condolences, please visit www.shphenixcity.com

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  • Julius Burton Stinson, Father (deceased)
  • Betty Sue Storey Stinson, Mother
  • Scott Stinson (Kim), Brother
  • Meaghan Stinson, Niece
  • Lauren Gray (Kyle), Niece
  • Ryan Stinson, Nephew
  • Gerald Storey (Eleanor), Uncle

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Carol Kirven

November 20, 2020

I really enjoyed working with Steve. We designed lots of t-shirts for many different groups. Hal and I will miss visiting with him and doing business with him. He will be missed. I was so sad to hear of his passing. Many prayers for all the family.
Carol and Hal Kirven

John Little

November 20, 2020

my first memory of Steve was at Neil's Team Sales out off of Opelika Rd where my mom (Joy Smith Little) worked. Rest in Peace SS... You will be missed....... Also, Thanks for alwats being a big supporter of my Golf.

John Little

Kathy Gierer

November 19, 2020

Steve and I have shared a deep friendship and love of sports for almost 50 years. How can that be? We met through baseball at Eastern Little League and East Columbus Babe Ruth and continued with 10 straight trips to Athens and Auburn for the Georgia-Auburn game. As awesome as those adventures were, what I'll remember about Steve goes much deeper. He was a role model and mentor to countless young people through the years. At the visitation last night, I was stoic around Miss Betty, Scott, Meaghan and Ryan, but teared up as the young men to whom Steve meant so much entered the building to pay their respects. A wonderful son, brother, uncle, mentor and friend, Steve will be missed.

Todd Mixon

November 18, 2020

Lots and Lots of childhood memories at Peach Little League and Clubview Football!! Lots of rooting me on supporting my stats, judging my long distant punts as over the intercom as "Thunderfoot Mixon" ...that's the name you gave me!! Thank You for the support you always gave me as a youngster trying to do my best!! You had my back and it is an honor having you by my side!! God Bless all the lives you touched like mine!! You touched many lives and just wanna say Thank You for being a soldier of God and teaching and coaching with love!! RIP Coach.... Todd Mixon "THUNDER-FOOT MIXON"

Cheryl Clark

November 18, 2020

Steve was loved by so many. He will always have a special place in our heart. I will always remember how he loved to come over and eat meatloaf and tomato gravy at our house. We knew Steve through Babe Ruth and Columbus High Baseball. He coached our son Bradley in Babe Ruth Ball and traveled to the Babe Ruth world series in Clifton Park New York supporting our Bull Creek baseball SE Regional Champions. He never missed a game from the championship for Bull Creek and was a huge supporter of Columbus High Baseball. We are so saddened to hear of Steve's passing. He will be truly missed. Sending our love and prayers out to his family and all you knew him. Rest in sports heaven now Steve.

Our deepest sympathy
Steve,Cheryl & Bradley Clark
Midland. GA

REBECCA BELFLOWERS

November 18, 2020

STEVE, I APPRECIATE ALL OF WHAT YOU TAUGHT MY SON ZACKRIE BELFLOWERS, HOW TO WORK HARD , HAVE RESPECT, GIVE HONER IN WHAT HE WAS DOING, HOW TO TREAT PEOPLE, HE STILL LIVES BY IT TODAY. WE ALL ARE FOREVER GRATEFUL, FOR THE THINGS , YOU'VE GIVEN AND TAUGHT OUR CHILDREN , YOU WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED , AND PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILIES LOSS, RIP , REBECCA AND DONNIE AND ZACK BELFLOWERS .

Will Cheves

November 17, 2020

Steve was an excellent mentor to many. His commitments benefited every Little League and High School in Columbus and the surrounding areas. He was a friend, mentor, great person and will be missed.

Dee Williams

November 17, 2020

Steve was a great guy, always smiling. Only bad thing about Steve he was a Bammer but he was a good Bammer. Never bragged too much. I have done business with Steve for many years. Our dads worked together at RC Cola many years ago. I dont say this much but i will say it for you Steve, Roll Tide Brother Roll Tide!!

R.I.P.
Dee Williams

Seth Cohn

November 17, 2020

Steve played an active role in my childhood. He taught me and many of my friends how to play hard, win and lose with dignity both on and off the field. I am sorry to hear about his passing. I hope the family receives some small bit of peace knowing what a positive influence he was on so many youths in the Columbus area.

Warmly,

Seth Cohn

Larry morgan

November 17, 2020

I spent 22 years sitting next to Steve as he was my assistant coach at Brookstone and Columbus High. He loved all sports but he loved the students more. From Mizzou to Kent State to Annapolis, Steve was always driving and listening to tunes from Dave Matthews to Cole Swindell. He loved going to concerts and finding great places to eat. When we went with him to a Bama game you could see the pride he had in the school. The picture I have of him above our fireplace of our team winning the state title in Macon captures the pride he had in watching students grow into champions. We all lost our best friend.

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