Private William R. Stinnett was born in Blount County, Tennessee in 1927 to parents, John and Ethel Stinnett. He had two sisters, Pauline Stinnett Russell and Ruth Stinnett McLemore, along with two brothers, Johnnie Stinnett and Jesse Stinnett. All are deceased now. He enlisted in the army on February 28, 1946, in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Private Stinnett was a Combat Construction Specialist with the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on June 24, 1952.
Pvt Stinnett is buried at Fellowship Baptist Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee.