Johnny E. 'John' Sinner

Johnny E. "John" Sinner

Sep 14, 1949 - May 18, 2010
Johnny E. "John" Sinner died at his home in Dubois on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at the age of 60.

Funeral services are at the Headwaters Center in Dubois at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 21. Pastor Cleve McSwain will officiate. Interment will follow at the Dubois Cemetery. Military honors will be by the National Guard.

Johnny Eugene Sinner was born in Powell on Sept. 14, 1949, the son of Johnny Valentine Sinner and Doris E. (Ekman) Burden. He grew up in Riverton, attended Central Wyoming College, and earned two Bachelor degrees from the University of Wyoming.

Mr. Sinner served two tours with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, in the heavy artillery corps..

He married Avis Michele Mastin in Greeley, Colo., on June 21, 1986.

He attended the Pavillion Community Methodist Church and his family said he loved doing the Praise Band at the church and the Praise and Worship services at the Headwaters.

Mr. Sinner was an artist, teacher, and had operated Java John.

His family said he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and cutting firewood.

He had lived in Dubois for the past three years, having lived in Colorado, California, Montana, and elsewhere in Wyoming.

Survivors include his wife, Avis of Dubois; two sons, Caton Sinner and his wife Sarah of Pinedale and their children Kayla, Ashton, and Grace Sinner; Gabe Sinner and his wife Lindsay of San Diego, Calif., and their children, Meadow, Autumn, and Chuck Sinner; brothers, Bob Miller and his wife Claire of Riverton, and Dick Sinner of North Richland Hills, Texas; a sister, Pam Carreiro and husband David of Hollister, Calif.; his mother, Doris E. Burden of Riverton; sister-in-laws, Ellen Hissrich and husband Henry of Greeley, Colo., Phyllis O'Brien and husband Joe of Ocala, Calif., brother-in-law David Maston and wife Alice of Fort Collins, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny V. Sinner; a brother, Bill Miller, and step-father, Herb Burden.

Memorials may be made to the "Voice of the Martyrs," in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.