Webster Clyde Sinnett, Jr., 83 - Spencer

Webster Clyde Sinnett, Jr., 83, of Spencer, West Virginia, died Friday, June 4, 2010, in Roane General Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born August 27, 1926, at Roxalana, Roane County, a son of the late Webster Clyde and Emma Frances Jarvis Sinnett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.

Clyde was a 1949 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1952, along with his brother, Robert L. Sinnett, he established the Sinnett Funeral Home in Spencer, which he operated until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association.

He was one of the founders of Roane General Hospital and was a charter member of the RGH Board of Directors. He was a long-time member of the Traders Bank Board of Directors. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 21, Spencer. He was a member of the Rush Creek Baptist Church near Spencer.

Clyde was a member of the Linden Lodge #83, A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, all for over 50 years.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Ron Stewart of Spencer, Marilyn and Tom Harrison of Wilmington, N.C., and Debra Sinnett of Miami, FL; four grandchildren, Eric, Tracey, Ronda, and Amanda; six great grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren; brother, John W. Sinnett of Fredericksburg, VA.

A funeral service will be conducted Monday, June 7, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home (the former Sinnett Funeral Home), Spencer, with the Rev. Michael F. "Mike" King officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rites will be in the Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m.

Condolences may be expressed online at   www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com