Ed Stinson of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully on March 20, 2017
at the McGraw Center for Caring. He was born in Gadsden, Alabama the son
of the late Thomas Edwin and Julia Brown Stinson. He is survived by his wife
of 30 years, Diana (Graef), children Emily “Em” and Thomas III “Trey”; brother
Howell Scott Stinson, sister Robin Stinson Maxwell and her husband John,
brother Andrew Brown Stinson and his wife Kristin; and brother-in-law Captain
Michael H. Graef and his wife Isabel.
Ed’s career in banking spans over 40 years, where he has served in various
executive management positions in the Florida and Alabama banking
communities. He was currently the Chief Financial Officer for Florida Capital
Bank, N.A. He has also served as CFO of American Enterprise Bank until its
merger with Fidelity Bank last year. Previously, he served as President and
CEO of Cygnet Private Bank prior to its sale to the Florida Bank Group and
CFO of Florida Banks, Inc. Early in his career he served as President and CEO
of two independent banks in Northwest Florida and held various management
positions in Alabama financial institutions.
Ed was a dedicated volunteer leader with the American Diabetes Association
for more than 20 years and served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the National
Board of Directors and as a Member and Chair of the Jacksonville Community
Leadership Board. Because of his tireless effort and leadership in the fight to
stop diabetes, Mr. Stinson was recognized as a member of the Association’s
Pinnacle Society and Summit Circle and was awarded the Association’s
Charles Kopke Medal for Service. He was affectionately known as the local
Community Leadership Board’s “Chairman for Life” because of his long-time
commitment to the Association.
As an avid hunter and outdoorsman, Ed especially enjoyed weekend quail
hunts at Broomsage, pheasant hunting in South Dakota with his Safari Club
International friends and hunting geese in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. He
loved the thrill of skydiving and SCCA club racing in his Radical open cockpit
Ed was a selfless servant leader who made a difference through both his
wisdom and input as well as his endearing warmth. He gave so freely of his
time and talent that he inspired those around him to do more. He will be dearly
missed by his family including his aunt and uncles, cousins, nieces and
nephews, and many dear friends.
To celebrate a life well lived, a memorial service will be held at Christ
Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 on
Friday March 31, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal
Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 and the American
Diabetes Association, 7825 Baymeadows Way, St. 104A, Jacksonville, FL