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Published: January 19, 2021

John Paul Minatra passed away Saturday, January 16th, 2021 at Maury Regional Hospital. He was born on November 19th, 1932 in Bunker Hill, TN and was 88 years old.

He loved spending time outdoors gardening, enjoyed cooking, and was an avid baseball fan.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 at Giles Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Giles County Public Library, 122 S Second Street, Pulaski, TN 38478, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908, or The Beech Hill High School Reunion Fund,  C/O Cindy Mitchell, 1011 Gayla Drive, Pulaski, TN 38478.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clay and Pearl Minatra, his wife, Patricia Young Minatra, Sisters Hester Markham, Marthadean Jones, and Melvie Minatra. Brothers, Bennett Minatra, Howard “Bubba” Minatra, Clay Minatra, Jr. Wendell Minatra, Wayne Minatra, and Rayburn Minatra.

He is survived by,

Daughter, Paula (Lewis) Pardue of Prattville, AL

Granddaughters, Casey (Terry) Thornton of Montgomery, AL

 Carrie (Bobby) Withers of Trussville, AL

Grandson, Thomas Pardue of Jacksonville, AL

Great- Grandchildren Emily Ann Withers, Ayden Withers, and Gabriella Thornton.

Nieces, Barbara Gregory of Mt. Juliet. Mary Beth Minatra and Janice Braly of Pulaski, TN.

Nephews, Michael Minatra of Ft. Worth, Texas and Mark Minatra of Florence, AL.


Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home and Crematory are in charge of arrangements for John Paul Minatra.