BELMONT - Jack Ray Winters, 78, of Belmont, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2014, at the Robin Johnson House.
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He was born in Switz City, Ind., on December 4, 1935, to the late Ray and Lucille Hoffeditz Winters. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roy Winters.
Jack was a member of the Park St. United Methodist Church and was part of the United Methodist Men's Group.
Jack sang in the St. James Male Chorus for over 25 years. He had retired from Eastern Airlines after 30 years of service.
Jack was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He and his wife, Joann, both worked for Eastern Airlines in Chicago before transferring here and moving to Belmont 51 years ago.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Joann Long Winters; a son, William (Bill) and wife Shawna; grandchildren Will and Madelyn Winters; a brother, Willard Winters, and a sister, Cathryn Keller and husband Ron.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 2-3:30 p.m. at Park Street United Methodist Church.
A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 3:30 at the church with Reverend Gary Richardson officiating.
Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice c/o Robin Johnson House, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 or Park Street United Methodist Church, 120 Park Street, Belmont, NC 28012.
Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, 704-864-5144 is serving the family.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 30, 2014