C.D. GUINN, JR. Obituary – Sept. 25, 1929 – June 26, 2021


Clarence Dee Guinn, Jr., 91, of Henderson passed away Saturday morning June 26, 2021 at Southern Oaks Assisted Living in Henderson. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church Henderson with Bro. Stan Smith and Bro. Brad Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Henderson City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Shackelford Funeral Directors Crook Avenue Chapel from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from noon-2 p.m. Friday at the church.
He was born Sept. 25, 1929 at Henderson, the son of the late Clarence Dee Guinn, Sr. and Clela Gillion Guinn. He graduated from Chester County High School in 1947 and attended Freed Hardeman College for two years. He married Lerlene Butler on Nov. 25, 1950. He entered the U.S. Navy in March 1952 and served as an Airplane Captain in the Naval Airforce.  He received the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged from the U. S. Navy in Sept. 1954 and served two years in the Naval Reserve. He returned to Henderson and worked for Oscar Freeman, Adams Motor Company in Jackson and started Guinn Brothers Incorporated in 1955 with his brother Wasel. They operated Guinn Brothers for 43 years.
He had been an avid horse enthusiast all of his adult life having rode and trained Tennessee Walking Horses. He was a member of the “Over The Hill Gang” a group of trail riders.  He often posted the flag during the opening ceremony at the Chester County Lions Club annual horse show.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as a deacon since 1965. He had served in every office of the church.
He is survived by nephews and nieces, David (Darlene) Guinn, Janice Guinn, Wayne Guinn, Rose (George) Kaiser, Patricia (Jimmy) Trouard, Doug (Karen) Leath, Jason (Kathy) Butler and Justin (Cybele) Butler; and a brother-in-law, Bud Butler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lerlene Butler Guinn on May 20, 2016; two brothers, Orville Guinn and Wasel Guinn; and a nephew, Steve Guinn.