John Joseph Shinko Sr., age 85, of Walland, died Sunday, September 5, 2021 at the family home.
John was a happy person who could lighten up any room. He cared about his kids and others. He was also very artistic in painting and drawing. He also loved to travel.
John was a veteran, serving honorably in the US Navy.
He was preceded in death by his beloved spouse, Lorraine Shinko; son, John Shinko Jr.
Survivors include his sons, Thomas M. Shinko, Victor R (Kim) Shinko, Scott A. Shinko, Eric A. Shinko; daughters, Julia Shinko, Mary Ann Nicotera; 11 grandchidlren; 5 great grandchildren.
After a private family viewing/gathering, Mr. Shinko will be cremated. His cremated remains will be interred at the East TN Veteran’s Cemetery next to his sweetheart, Lorraine. Cremation Done ProperlyTM under the care of Dotson Funeral Home. Wldwood. (865-984-5959) www.dotsonfuneralhome.com
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