LONGVIEW — Arthur W. Wininger, 86, died Thursday, November 22, 2012, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was being treated for pancreatic cancer.
He leaves his wife of 59 years, Peggy Wininger; his four children, Ann Whitehurst, Linda Kiser, Steve Wininger and Mike Wininger; his two grandchildren, Kelly Kiser and Rachael Wininger; and many close friends.
Mr. Wininger was a veteran of World War II
, in which he served as a U.S. Navy
radioman aboard the attack transport, USS Harris. After the war, Mr. Wininger earned a bachelor's degree in business administration at the University of Texas
at Austin. He met his wife, Peggy, at Eastman Kodak, where he worked as supervisor of cost accounting.
He loved to take his family on trips across the country. He journeyed with his wife and four children to Colorado, Canada and the Texas coast. The family went deep-sea fishing and enjoyed other outdoor recreation, and through it all, Mr. Wininger fostered a sense of curiosity and wonder in his children.
Mr. Wininger was proud to put all four of his children through college at his alma mater, and he remained a strong supporter of the Longhorns. Well into his retirement, Mr. Wininger continued to travel to Austin to attend home games and tailgate with friends.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Greggton First Baptist Church, under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. Interment will follow in Memory Park in Longview. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today, November 26, 2012, at Rader Funeral Home.