Franklin D. Stinton, Sr. of San Diego, CA, passed away on November 26th, 2017, at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judith McCracken Stinton.

Born February 5th 1935 in Albany, GA to the late Frank H. and Addie Oleen Stinton, he moved with his family to Palmetto, FL in 1940. He attended Manatee High School, where he graduated in 1953. A year later, he joined the US Marine Corps, where he eventually went on to enter US Naval flight school. An unfortunate injury sustained during flight school ended his flying career and led to lifelong lung problems. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ray Stinton and Edward Stinton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his four children, Franklin David Stinton, Jr., Victoria Stinton Faust, Bradford Stinton, and Daron Stinton; and by his three grandchildren, Evan Stinton, Franklin Alexander Stinton, and Amber Stinton; and by his three sisters, Doris Stinton Gormley of Bradenton, and Hazel Stinton Groome and Debbie Stinton Johnson of Ellenton.

After his military career ended, he went on to relocate to the west coast, eventually settling in San Diego, CA. In 1970, he founded Padre Janitorial Service, the company that he would run for more than 30 years, before passing control of the business on to his son.

He was an avid and voracious reader, who loved every kind of literature and prose he could find. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a passionate sports fan who was a long-time season ticket holder for his beloved San Diego Chargers and the San Diego State University Aztecs.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, 2020 Camino Del Rio North #200, San Diego, CA 92108.

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