Ryan Michael Winfree

Ryan Michael Winfree, 13, of Orangefield, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013, at his home. Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Winfree Baptist Church. Officiating will be Pastor Keith Royal of Winfree Baptist Church and Pastor Paul Fregia of Pecan Acres Baptist Church in Vidor. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Buna. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, at Winfree Baptist Church. Born in Houston on June 16, 1999, Ryan was the son of William Edward Winfree and Carol Lynn (Reese) Winfree. Ryan enjoyed going to school and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Lester Winfree and Wade Reese; and great-grandparents. Ryan is survived by his parents, Will and Carol Winfree of Orangefield; brother, Jesse Winfree of Orangefield; maternal grandmother, Beatrice Chapman of Spurger, Texas; paternal grandmother, Barbara Winfree of Orangefield; and numerous aunts, uncles and lots of family and friends. Serving as Pallbearers will be Drew McCall, Jimmy Wilkerson, John Gordon, Chris Pickard, Kent Dosch and Jimmy Williams. Honorary Pallbearers will be Todd Anthony, Kirk Dillard, Paul Neely, Roger Holtkamp and Bobby Cormier. The family wishes to thank Ryan's life skills class at Orangefield Elementary, his teacher aides, and teacher, Lisa McCall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Life Skills Class of Orangefield Elementary, P.O. Box 228, Orangefield, Texas 77639.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 25, 2013