Mr. Henry Edward Winslett, Sr.

  • Born: January 16, 1924
  • Died: July 15, 2012
  • Location: Montevallo, Alabama

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3715 Highway 25 South
Montevallo, AL 35115

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Henry Edward Winslett, Sr. of Montevallo, AL passed away on July 15, 2012 at Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham, AL. He was born in Boothton, Shelby County, AL on January 16, 1924. He is preceeded in death by his parents George Harper Winslett and Ethel Lena Horn Winslett; his brothers George Jewel Winslett, Hilton Eugene Winslett, Herbert Frankiln Winslett, and his sisters Mary Frances Winslett Wallace, Sarah Jane Winslett Carden, and Barbara Alice Winslett Cleckler; and his first wife Mary Catherine Jones Winlsett.

Mr. Winslett served in the Army Air Corp from 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific Theatre. His squadron was one of the first to occupy Japan. His duties during WWII were that of airplane mechanic and aerial gunner. He was discharged as a T-Sargent in 1946. After the war, he was employed by Plantation Pipeline Company, where he continued to work for over 40 years.

Henry's hobbies throughout his life included baseball, golf, building model airplanes, hunting, fishing, and boating. He was a Charter Member of the Montevallo Golf Club and served as an Executive Officer. Mr. Winslett was the first President of the Montevallo Dixie Baseball League. He was once a member of New Horizons Dinner and Dance Club in Montevallo, and a former member of the Lion's Club. Throughout the years he was also a member of the Montevallo High School Band Boosters and Montevallo High School Athletic Boosters. He was always in the stands cheering for his children and grandchildren. Later in life, he was able to attend a few games to watch his great-grandchildren play.

He is survived by his second wife Harriett Ann Bates Randall Winslett; his five children with his first wife and their spouses, Victoria Ann Winslett Payne, Sharon Winslett Garrett, Marilynn Winslett Donoho, Henry Edward Winslett, Jr., Tamara Catherine Winslett Hyer; his 10 grandchildren Gary Otis Gray II, Glenn Allen Garrett III, Karen Diane Payne Ewing, James David Donoho Jr., Julia Casey Garrett, Bruce Edgar Hyer Jr., Jessica Lynn Donoho Wilson, Henry Edward Winslett III, Emily Allen Winslett, and Harper Weston Hyer; his 6 great-grandchildren, Ansley Rachel Gray, Zachary Robert Gray, Ashley Madeline Ewing, Mary Kathleen Garrett, William Michael Ewing Jr., and Parker Lynn Wilson; his sister Betty Ann Winslett Nash; his brother William Lloyd Winslett, and 25 nieces, and nephews and their children.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Family,
Mr. Winslett shares a special place in my heart. He has always been one of my role models. It makes me happy to remember his telling of finding the lost RC airplane, visiting his home in Alabama, and learning about how oil is moved through the pipeline. I am certain Mr. Winslett is now flying with other angels.
My heartfelt condolences for his loss; my joyful gratitude for the blessing of knowing him.
Jeff

Posted by Jeff Stafford - Acworth, GA - Friend   December 24, 2012

SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING !I LOST TRACK OF YOU HARRIETT,BUT I HEARD YOU WERE VERY HAPPY !GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR AND CALL ME ! MUCH LOVE TO AN OLD FRIEND AND AGAIN SO VERY SORRY !!

Posted by HELEN HOLCOMBE - MAYLENE, AL - FRIEND OF HARRIETT   July 25, 2012

Dear Cousins,
I have a special place in my heart for Uncle Henry. I remember fondly my summers spent at your house in Akron, the little league games, skiing on the Warrior and the model airplanes hanging from the cieling. Uncle Henry was always patient and kind and I always felt a part of the family when I was there. Keep his spirit close and be comforted my the memories.
Love and hugs to all of you,
Pam

Posted by Pam Evans - Gahanna, OH - Niece   July 21, 2012

Dear Family,
Leslie and I will miss Henry. He was so
special to us. We visited in his home,
and Leslie took him to the RC plane field. He also played golf with him. I
grew up in Wilton, and I felt like I was
one of the Winsletts. I remember Sharon and Vickie when they were just babes.

Posted by Tommie R. Harrison - Alabaster, AL - friends   July 21, 2012

Candle

Uncle Henny (Kaye tought me to say that). I will never forget the way you welcomed me to your family. I will always remember the wonderful times and Thanks for the great memories. You will always be loved. Forever, David

Posted by David Keith - Woodbridge, VA - Uncle   July 19, 2012

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Author Unknown

Posted by Mary Swint - Lawrenceville, GA - DAR   July 19, 2012

I think of you every day. You are in my prayers and thoughts and I offer you my support in any way I can help. Monica

Posted by Monica Williams - Bloomington, MN - friend of Marilynn & Jim Donoho   July 19, 2012

Dear Cathy,

Our thoughts and prayers continue for you and yours, we thank our heavenly Father for
His mery, love and strength for you in the homegoing of your Dad.

Peggy and Jim Freeman
Daughter and HODAR
Philadelphia Winn Chapter NSDAR

Posted by Peggy Freeman - Lilburn GA 30047, GA - Friend and Cathy's DAR Sister   July 19, 2012

Helen Hay

Posted by dodtol@bellsouth.net - Lawrenceville, GA   July 19, 2012


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