William B. Winters

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POULTNEY - William B. Winters, 80, passed away early Saturday morning, July 14, 2018, at his home, with his family by his side.
He was born July 13, 1938, in Poultney, the son of Harry and Gretchen (Williams) Winters.
Bill was a graduate of Poultney High School class of 1956; he was a three-sport athlete at Poultney High School. He was selected to the All-Marble Valley League Football team during his junior and senior years.
He served in the United States Marine Corps for three years, being honorably discharged in 1959.
Bill married Deanna Fowler June 30, 1958, in Poultney.
He worked as a sports writer/editor for 20 years. He started a journalism career at the former Glens Falls, NY, Times and was sports editor at the Rutland Herald for three years. Most of his career was spent in Connecticut where he won national sports writing awards while at the Willimantic Chronicle and the Hartford Courant. He covered Super Bowl V for the Courant.
Bill was a member of the Hydeville Baptist Church and a former member of the United Baptist Church of East Poultney, where he served as trustee. He was also a very active volunteer with the Young at Heart Senior Club in Poultney.
He is survived by his wife, Deanna Winters, of Poultney; by his son, William Winters Jr., of Plainville, CT; and his daughter, Julie Bishop, of Garden City, SC; by his sister, Nancy Parker, of Poultney; by his four grandchildren Steven Bishop, Timothy Bishop, Robert Bishop and Rebecca Rivers; also by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents and his two sisters Janis Richardson and Nancy Parker.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 28, at 9 a.m. at the Baptist Church in Hydeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hydeville Baptist Church, c/o Williams, 559 Ledgemere Point Road, Bomoseen, VT 05732.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home.
Online condolences at www.robertsaubinfuneralhome.com.
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Poultney, VT 05764
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Published in Rutland Herald on July 19, 2018
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