In Memory

Stephen McGinnis

DUBLIN — Andrew Steven McGinnis, age 48, of Dublin, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at his home.
He was an employee of Inland Motor Company.
Surviving are: his wife, Annette C. McGinnis, Dublin; one son and daughter-in-law, Steven Brian and Tracy McGinnis, Dublin; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia Johnston, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Diane and David Lovern, Dublin, Vicki and Dean Taylor, Shiloh; a brother and sister-in-law, Reggie and Robin McGinnis, Pulaski; one grandson, Michael Blaine McGinnis, Radford; and special friends, the McCoy family, along with several nieces and nephews. The family would like to give special thanks to Carilion Hospice workers Andrea Hanlon, Tom Rice and Ruth Stewart.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Parrott Church of God, with Rev. Eddie Dalton and Rev. Jerry Collins, officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday, April 20, at DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford.

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08/08/08 01:38 AM #1    

Larry Bralley

Steve had it all. Looks, smile, personality, athletic ability. He was a fine person. I liked his laugh. All the girls in the 8th grade who were from the county elementary schools, attended Dublin High School. I believe Steve could have had his pick. I saw him often the past few years but I wasn't sure if he knew me. I wish I would have said " I remember you".
Back in March I went riding to North Carolina with the "Bikers for Christ". My son rode his hog also. On the way back we hooked up with Reggie McGinnis, Steve's brother. We were soaked. We hit a storm in Winston-Salem. Around March 11th or 12th, 40 degrees, no windshield, no rainsuits, puddles where we stopped to try to get rid of hypothemia (wind-chill factor from riding was probably well below zero and soaked). There was a great feeling of comraderie(sp?) with Reggie. Soon...his brother was gone.
Steve..."I remember you". We all do.

08/12/08 08:22 AM #2    

Tom Farmer

In the eighth grade, we had a pretty rowdy second period shop class at Dublin High. Folks in the class that I can remember (I think) included Steve, Robbie Stoots, Ray Bane, Stanley Burnett, Larry Bralley, Earl Smith, Patrick Murphy, and several others. For some reason the original teacher, Stanley Burke, quit right as the school year began. We then had a substitute, Mr. Vaughn, who lasted for a couple of weeks. Then, they brought in Mr. G.G. Wygal. He was a retired veteran who had been the lead vocational teacher for over three decades. He let us know repeatedly that in over 30 years of teaching he had never had a more unruly class of students. By that time, we took these comments to be a badge of honor and we were always finding new and creative ways to disrupt class.

Finally, they hired Mr. Crockett as a new fulltime replacement for the position. He was coming right out of completing his teacher training program. We were merciless and Steve, as one of the most popular leaders in the class, was particularly adept at getting under this guy’s skin. I can still remember Mr. Crockett turning bright red and saying “Mr. McGinnis I’m talking right now and you need to turn around and stop talking.” After a while, Steve would turn and say “oh ok, you can go ahead and talk now.” Things escalated until one day at the end of class, Steve had someone lure Mr. Crockett into the project room. Once he was in the room, everyone ran out and Steve shut the door and put a board through the door handle. This effectively trapped him in the room and we all left him there when the bell rang. I assume his next period class came and let him out. Any way after this, things got better. I believe that Steve decided that this guy had taken his lumps and proven his mettle. Whatever the case, Steve became more supportive of Mr. Crockett and we all followed along in line.

(Thanks to Larry Bralley for remembering the names of the teachers)

09/07/08 03:06 PM #3    

Robbie Stoots

Me and Steve grew up together in Parrott played sports together and most of you all do not know this but in the 5th-7th grade had Rock Band where he played Lead guitar me the drums and Kenny Montgomery the bass, most of our music that we TRIED to play was Grand Funk Railroad.Through his last days we still talked about the good ole days of Church Hill Football,Camping on the river and partying, its so hard to believe how time passes I'll miss him alot.

10/06/08 04:33 PM #4    

Valorie Sifford (Allison)

I grow up with Steve in Parrott. I remember all of us playing football on Church Hill Lane when we were suppost to be in Church. HAHA Steve will alway have a place in my heart along with all the others that have left us.

05/13/10 09:12 PM #5    

Rocky Bailey

Steve, I will miss your company my friend.

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