Doyle Odus Winters (1931 - 2012)

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Winters, Doyle Odus Doyle Odus Winters, devoted husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully at his home on December 25th, 2012. He was born on a farm near Waxahachie, Texas on July 16th, 1931, the fourth of five children born to Floyd and Ruby Winters. After graduating from Forreston High School, Doyle enlisted in the U.S. Navy and spent two years on the destroyer USS Lloyd Thomas. When the Korean war broke out Doyle joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a sergeant where he was stationed in London, England. In 1954, he met the love of his life, Betty Ann Howard while they were both students at North Texas State University. They secretly eloped in 1955. After he graduated with a degree in finance, Doyle spent the next 25 years in the banking business and in 1963 became the youngest bank president in Dallas at Hampton State Bank. Doyle also owned many small businesses; a mobile home park, a carwash, medical transcription and a payroll company are just a few. Aside from his many business ventures, Doyle had a true passion for the game of golf. He was an accomplished player and enjoyed many hours on the course with his buddies. Doyle is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Ruby Winters, his sister Marjorie Thompson and his older brother Tom Winters. He is survived by Betty, his loving wife of 57 years, and his four children; Karen Winters Culley and husband Robert Culley of Austin, Ken Winters and wife Kim Winters of Dallas, Kelly Winters Bunting and husband Mark Bunting of Dallas, and Kevin Winters and wife Heather Winters of Dallas. "Pops" is survived by ten adoring grandchildren; Brenna and Alyssa Culley, Paige and Hope Winters, Jeb, Skyler and Thomas Bunting, and Holly, Lindsay and Mathew Winters. As well as by his brother Wayne and wife CarolynWinters, sister-in-law Win and husband George Norman and sister-in-law Judy and husband Lynn Gorman. Our family wishes to give special thanks to Marcia, Ann and Dawnette for their love and caretaking this past year. A Memorial Celebration will be held Saturday, January 5th, at 10:00am at Arapaho United Methodist Church (1400 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, Tx) with a reception following for friends and family.



Published in Dallas Morning News from Dec. 30, 2012 to Jan. 4, 2013
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