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Jerry Wayne Shinn
Bro. Jerry W. Shinn, 79 of Pottsville, Arkansas, finished his race, Wednesday, November 24, 2021. He was born December 31, 1941 in Russellville, Arkansas to William Ira and Ruby Ellen (Cothren) Shinn. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bro. Shinn served the Lord most of his life. Prior to ministry, he worked several years at Bibler Bros. Lumber. He and Sister Shinn were pastors at various congregations before serving 25 1/2 years at Harvest Time Assembly of God in Murfreesboro. While serving as pastor of Harvest Time, he also served several years as Section 9 Presbyter of the Arkansas Assemblies of God. He was Co-Founder of J & J Ministries and he and Sister Shinn currently served as Prison Chaplains at Tucker Maximum Security and Tucker Unit.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jearldean Shinn; three children, Tracy Ryals and husband Brian of Atkins, Steve Shinn and wife Angela of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Bill Shinn and wife Connie of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Leah Jacobs and husband Joshua, James Ryals and wife Rhonda, Kyle Shinn and wife Talor ; Krysten Reed and husband Ken, Kyndall Shinn and wife Jordan, Heather Wren and husband Jeremy, Alisha Frye and husband Chris, Matthew Shinn, Leslie Holland, Amanda Watkins and husband Jeremy; 18 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Judy Kamerling; brother, Jimmy Shinn; sisters-in-law, Sue Roberts, Sylvia Carey and husband Fred; several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
His visitation will be 2-4pm, Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Russellville Family Funeral. His funeral service will be 2pm, Monday, November 29, 2021 at Atkins First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Brian Ryals and Steve Shinn officiating. Burial will follow in Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville, Arkansas, under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be ministers and spouses, Harvest Time church family, during their tenure and Bibler Bros. Lumber Company co-workers.
Memorials may be made in Bro. Shinn's honor, to Atkins First Assembly of God, to purchase fire bibles for prison chapel library. (PO Box 314, Atkins, AR 72823).
Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.
so sorry to hear of your loss, life is so short
the Bible gives us the hope
jack Rhymes Dec 8 2021 8:28 PM
Geraldean and Family: my thoughts & Prayers are with you all. Geraldean I, am so sorry to hear that Jerry has passed away, I have lots of memories from our years at school & activies we all were in I know you will miss him so much, we know he is in heaven and waiting & watching over you.
Jo Alvey Dec 2 2021 8:06 PM
I am sorry for your loss. Extending my thoughts and prayers to your family.
Keith Cundiff Nov 29 2021 4:09 PM
Jerry was one of the really good people ! Enjoyed working with him years ago. He was one of the people that you could trust in working with day to day. Was blessed to have worked with him and to call him a friend,
Oscar Jones Nov 29 2021 12:05 PM
Much love and prayers to you all.
Bobby Downum Nov 29 2021 9:53 AM
I first met Jerry after Bill and I married in 1962. He and Dean (yes she is Dean to us) were already a major part of Bill's life and I was welcomed into that precious friendship. Wonderful memories of times our families (my three Kim, Pam, and Ginger along with their three Tracy, Steve and Bill) spent together. First in Little Rock, then visits in Pottsville, delicious meals, riding horses, overnight stays at Grandmas and more. Then so many times he and Dean dropped by our house to visit even after both families moved. I pray with love for you all.
Shirl Bunch Nov 29 2021 9:13 AM
Brother & Sister Shinn both made a impression in my life. I was blessed to know you both, and I say this with a smile & tears . His word to me. Don't sweat the small stuff. Have come to mind when I need them. Fly high Brother Shinn. My thoughts & prays are with Sister Shinn & the family
Tina Rose Nov 29 2021 1:43 AM
I'll always remember Bro Shin & wife coming to the hospital in Murfreesboro where I worked as a nurse. They cared for the sick & had such a sweet spirit.. know he will be greatly missed on this earth but free from pain & suffering in his heavenly home. S sorry for the family's loss.
Linda Terwilliger Nov 28 2021 2:34 PM
So sorry for your loss!
Wava Case (Brewer) Nov 28 2021 8:31 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Shinn
Brandy Buck Nov 27 2021 11:56 PM