Wayne Winnett

Wayne R. Winnett

MANSFIELD: Wayne R. Winnett, 76, of Mansfield passed away Tuesday December 4, 2012 in Kingston of Ashland following an extended illness.

The son of Sylvan and Lillian (Russell) Winnett, Wayne was born October 25, 1936 in Cambridge. After graduating from Cambridge High School, he then graduated from Meredith Business College. A licensed CPA, Wayne was self employed and retired in 2011.

Wayne enjoyed both classical and gospel music. His favorites however were classic hymns.

Wayne was well versed on the Civil War. He read numerous Civil War books and visited many battlefields.

Wayne was an active member of Ontario Free Methodist Church. For 27 years he served as treasurer for the Ohio Conference of Free Methodist Churches and The Ohio Free Methodist Foundation.

Wayne was also a member of SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives), where he spent many pleasant hours counseling area entrepreneurs.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Carol (Stottsberry) Winnett of Mansfield; son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Susan Winnett of Atlanta, Georgia, and daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Ross Williams of Lakeland, FL; five grandchildren Kara and Alyssa Leistner, and Caroline, Joshua and Jordan Winnett.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Helen Wyatt.

The family will receive friends Thursday December 6, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The family will continue to greet friends on Friday from 1p.m. - 2p.m. at Ontario Free Methodist Church where funeral services will begin at 2p.m. Pastor Tony Viscioni will officiate. Burial will be held Saturday, December 8, at 10:30 a.m. in Zanesville Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Ontario Free Methodist Church Children's Ministries Fund, Mansfield Chapter SCORE, or Southern Care Hospice, may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


Published in the News Journal on Dec. 5, 2012