Longtime Kenai resident, Mr. Alfonso Wingster, 64, was surrounded by family when he was called home, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at The Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage.
Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at New Life Assembly Of God, 209 Princess Lane in Kenai. A viewing will be held from 12-1 p.m. at the church. Pastor Stephen Brown will officiate. Military Honors will be performed by the V.F.W. Post 10046 and American Legion Post 20. Alfonso will be laid to rest at the Kenai City Cemetery following the services. Pallbearers will include, Sons, Al, Avery and Travis; John Graham and Greg Steele.
Mr. Wingster was born April 3, 1948 in Savannah, Ga. He attended and graduated from Sol. C. Johnson High School. He furthered his education by attending Job Corp. in Mechanics and studied sociology. Alfonso served in the U.S. Army for three years before he was honorably discharged. In 1975 he moved to Anchorage where he lived up until 1983 before moving to Kenai. While living in Kenai he worked for First Student, driving school buses for 20 years. Alfonso was a member of the Kenai New Life Assembly of God Church in Kenai. He loved Dominoes, playing cribbage and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Wingster was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar T. Wingster Sr. and Sallie Mae Wingster; sisters, Mary Wingster and Alice M. Haynes; brother, Johnny Wingster.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn Wingster of Kenai; sons, Al Wingster and his wife Shalom and their daughters, Franchesca and Shakina all of Kenai, Avery Wingster and his wife, Kelly and their daughter, Alexandria of Kenai and Travis Wingster of Kenai; brother, Edgar Wingster Jr. of Columbus, Ga.; sisters, Patricia Wingster of Savannah, Ga., and Inez "Betty Jean" Wingster of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters, Elizabeth and Virginia Wingster, three aunts, several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made by the Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. To visit Alfonso's obituary and online guestbook go to www.alaskanfuneral.com.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Feb. 28, 2013