Scherman A. Guinn Jr. was born on April 10, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri to Marcella and Sherman A. Guinn Sr. He departed this life on August 26, 2020 at the age of 76.
Mr. Guinn attended Lincoln High School where he joined R.O.T.C and studied music. He also attended the Career Academy of Broadcasting and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. He attended The Electronics Institute of Technology studying Television and Radio Repair, receiving a two-year Certificate of Completion.
He joined the army in 1962 and received an Honorable Discharge in July of 1979 at Fort Richardson Army Base in Anchorage, Alaska. He was stationed at Fort Sheridan, 5th Army where he met Kathleen Yarbrough, whom he married on December 10, 1968 in Waukegan, IL. They moved to Anchorage, Alaska for a year, which was his last duty station. They then moved to Kansas City, Missouri where they resided with his sister Gwen Fight.
He worked for the city of Kansas City in several departments –
the Missouri Water Department, the Municipal Animal Shelter, the City of K.C. Public works, Street Division, K.P.R.S. Broadcasting Station at the Crown Center #3 and The Walnuts, where he retired.
He was also a DJ in Kansas City, Missouri at many locations, spinning records under the moniker of the “FATT MAN.” He enjoyed fishing, boating and camping out with his friends and grandson Darien Sherman Guinn. He also enjoyed spending time with his loved ones, especially during the holidays.
He was preceded in death by his parents Marcella and Sherman Guinn Sr.; sisters Delores Mercer, Sheila Duley, JoElla Irvin and Ernestine Hollingsworth and brothers Ronnie, Eddie and Tyrone Oliver. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Guinn; daughters Shannon (James) Guinn-Robertson, Fonda Jackson; son William C. (Kris) Mason; sisters Shirley Banks, Gwen Fight-Davis and Pam Oliver; brother Kenneth (Murine) Smith; grandchildren Chenelle L. Mason, Darien S. Guinn, DeRon M. Guinn, William C. Mason III, Jazzmyne Sailor, Taylor Jackson and Wiliyah Jackson; great-grandchildren Ja’Niyah Enis, Sir Nikkos and Khalen Johsnon and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends who lovingly called him “FATS” and “PAWPA”.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 12th at Watkins Heritage Chapel. Visitation 9:00 A.M. Private Disposition.
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