Richard D. "Dick" Winters passed away on June 19, 2010, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He succumbed to lung disease after a hard-fought battle and was surrounded by his adoring family.
He was born in Logan County, W.Va. on Dec. 12, 1932 and was the son of John Herbert and Katherine Arix Winters, and stepson of Nancy Harper Winters, all who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his first son, Richard Winters Jr. and two of his 8 siblings, John Winters and Candace Kirby.
A prolific family man, Dick is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Barbara Ann Taylor Winters and their 6 children: Anna King (Lance), Sandra McDonough (Larry), Michael Winters (Deneene), Thomas Winters (Kelley), James Winters and Daniel Winters (Nicole), plus 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind six siblings, Sabra VanFossen (Roy), Gary Winters, Jerry Winters (Sharon), Pam Jenkins (Stan), Kenny Winters (Diana), and Debbie Brown (John), and sister-in-law Peggy (Winters) Seidl, brother-in-law Bobby Kirby, sister-in-law, Kathryn Ball. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Dick was well known in the community, having served on the Democratic Committee, working at Union Carbide early in his career, and many years with the Ironworkers Local 787, from which he retired. Prior to his failing health, he enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing with family and friends.
A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, with Pastor Jason Stutler officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home.