Lowell Shinn (1933 - 2014)

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LEON — Lowell Carroll Shinn, 80, of Leon, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Pike Community Hospital in Waverly, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 22, 1933, in Leon, a son of the late Glenna and Audrey (Jividen) Shinn.

Lowell was a member of the Leon Baptist Church, served his country in the U.S. Navy, and was co-owner of Shinn's Tractor Sales for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Herman, Byron Dayton, Donald, Clare and Paul Shinn; and four sisters, Claudia Prunty, Bernice Graham, Faye Smith and Reba Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy F. (King) Shinn, of Point Pleasant, formerly of Leon; a daughter Alisa Shinn Filkins, of Leon; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Lowell Carroll Shinn Jr. and wife, Jennifer, of Wheeling; and six grandchildren, John W. Shinn, Paul A. Shinn, and Mary Hanna Shinn, of Greensboro, N.C., and Liam, Samuel and Piper Shinn, of Wheeling. Also, surviving are one sister Betty Capehart, of New Haven; and one brother, James Keith (Frankie) Shinn, of Charleston.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Dr. John Franklin and Pastor Fred Sparks officiating. Burial will follow at the Leon Cemetery in Leon. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home Wednesday.

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Wilcoxen Funeral Home - Point Pleasant
2226 Jackson Avenue
Point Pleasant, WV 25550
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Published in Point Pleasant Register from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2014
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