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Dr. John E. Stinton
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Dr. John E. Stinton passed away on Friday December 22nd, 2017 at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. Born in Idaho Springs, Colorado, John was the oldest son of the late Aljy W. Stinton and Irene Wickham Stinton of Brush, Colorado. John graduated from the University of Colorado (CU) with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business and then joined the faculty at CU teaching insurance and employee benefits. After getting married to Elizabeth (Betty) Ford, and teaching for several years, he was activated into the Naval Reserves where he served during the Korean Conflict on destroyers in the Pacific and Mediterranean. After his time in the Navy, John continued his education at the University of Indiana (IU) and obtained his PhD in Business. During his career, Dr. Stinton taught at CU, The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA, Virginia Tech and the University of South Carolina (USC). He remained on the faculty at USC for nearly 20 years until 1987 when he retired and was honored with the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus. After retiring, John followed his late wife into volunteer work. John loved the mountains and spent several weeks each summer building / repairing hiking trails in the mountains of Arkansas, Virginia, South Carolina and his beloved Colorado. While in Columbia, he was part of the “Grumpy Old Men” finishing crew that contributed to the construction of over 100 Habitat for Humanity homes. John also donated his time for over 25 years helping seniors prepare their income tax returns at the local library. Being a teacher for most of his life, John believed that the greatest gift that you could give to the next generation was a good education. He encouraged his whole family, including his children, grandkids and great grandkids to get a good education and in fact he helped pay for their accomplishments. John’s love for education was recognized with scholarships in his honor at both IU and USC that have helped fund the educations of over 20 students. John is survived by his four children and their spouses David and Lisa, Don and Christy, Mary and Glen Humes and Ann and Todd Rexrode, nine grandchildren; Shaun, Cory, Aaron and Ryan Stinton, Julie Stinton, Eric and Wesley Humes, Kaitlin and Jonathan Rexrode; and 4 great grandchildren; Emma, Noah and Avery Stinton and Elliott Humes. In addition to his parents and beloved wife of over 50 years, John was preceded in death by his younger brother Dale Stinton. A memorial service will be held at the family cabin in the mountains of CO the weekend of August 4th. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Professor John. E Stinton Insurance Scholarship Endowment Univ of South Carolina c/o Darla Moore School of Business, 1014 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208.


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