PIQUA - Richard F. Winans, 86, of Piqua, died at 2:12 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born June 4, 1927, in Bryan to the late Wayne and Edla (Walton) Winans. He married Margaret Mohl in 1954, and later divorced. On April 11, 1969, he married Dorothy Penrod Denman in Piqua; she preceded him in death Jan. 29, 2004.
Survivors include a daughter, Kelly (Michael) Winans Misich of Delaware; a stepdaughter ,Victoria (Will) Denman Gilmore of McDonough, Ga.; a stepson, Jeffrey Duke Denman of the United States Air Force; two grandchildren, Sophie Misich and Jon Misich of Delaware; a niece, Laurie Reiser of Troy; and three nephews, Greg Winans of Cincinnati, Andy Winans of Cincinnati and Tim Winans of Chapel Hill, N.C. He was preceded in death by a brother, Max Winans in 2008.
Mr. Winans enlisted in the United States Navy at 17 years old during World War II serving for three years. He then later spent three years in the United States Navy Reserve. After the war, he played on an all- Navy championship basketball team in Chicago. Mr. Winans was a 1945 graduate of Piqua Central High School. He played football and basketball during his high school days. In basketball, he held the single game scoring record of 30 points for 18 years. In November 2011, he was inducted into the Piqua Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1960, he and his brother Max established Winans Carriage House Bakery and Candies, which still exists today. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical & Reformed Church and the Warren Masonic Lodge No. 24.
A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Paul's Evangelical & Reformed Church with the Rev. Dr. Keith Gebhart officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical & Reformed Church, 500 N. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356 or to Hospice of Miami County Inc., 550 Summit Ave., Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on June 25, 2013