William Turner Winner
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Suffolk - William T. Winner, aged 98 years, passed away Sunday June 30, 2013. He was born on Feb. 18, 1915 in Perrysville (Pittsburgh), PA to Clarence and Edna Mae Winner. A US Navy veteran of WWII, he served in the 45th Battalion Sea Bees and was stationed in both Alaska, and Okinawa. Returning from the service, he was a well regarded contractor in the Pittsburgh area where he worked in residential construction until his retirement. Along with his wife of Mildred, he retired from the building trade to move to western Virginia where he pursued woodworking, gardening, and world travel.
Moving to the Tidewater area and eventually residing at Lake Prince Center, he continued to be active in woodworking and was a voracious reader and student of history.
Bill was an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church serving on the session of Hiland Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. After moving to Suffolk, he and Mildred attended St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Janet Winner (Richard Boutwell) of Norfolk, and son Douglas S. Winner (Elaine) of Erie, PA. Additionally, he is survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mildred, his sister Gladys Winner and brother James Winner.
No calling hours will be observed and final interment will be in the family plot at Hiland Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh.
The family asks that friends wishing to remember Bill consider a gift to a
R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements…Online condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.
R.W. Baker Funeral & Co.
509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA 23435
Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 2, 2013