WILLIAM PEYTON "BILL" WINSTEAD III, 66, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, after an extended illness. He was born on July 15, 1947, in Fayetteville, Tenn. He attended school in Tennessee, and graduated from Vanderbilt University in June of 1969 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In May of 1996, he graduated from Ball State University with a Master's of Business Administration Degree. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and went on to serve in the United States Army Reserve until May of 1983. He retired from Delphi Automotive in 2000, after 33 years of service. He volunteered at Operation Love, and was a member of Eastside Church of God. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, whom he married May 16, 1992, Robin Marie Winstead; children, Jun Lee Winstead (John Zieg) of Fort Wayne, William Peyton Winstead IV (Michelle) of San Marcos, Calif., Wendy Jo Miller (Anthony) of Greenfield and Jamila Ruth Winstead and Tara Ruth Winstead both of Indianapolis; stepmother, Violet Jean Winstead; stepdaughter, Brittany Nichole Hanna of Anderson; and grandchildren, Jada, Jordan, and Jessica Zieg, Vance and Liam Winstead, Elizabeth and Anna Miller, Quincy Winstead, Adam Hunt-Winstead, and Kyla Hanna. He was preceded in death by his parents, William P. Winstead Jr., and Marjorie Bell Largen Winstead; and his brother, Andrew Allen Winstead. Memorial Service is 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 West 53rd St. Anderson, Ind. with visitation two hours prior. Carl Bowen officiating. Military Rites will be performed by VFW Post 266. Cremation and burial of ashes will take place in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson. www.loosecares.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 25, 2013