Ed Winchester
Ed Winchester

Obituary of Ed Winchester

Ed Winchester, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at his home in Haines City, Florida. Born in Advance, Missouri on March 27th, 1934, he was the fifth child and third son of Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Winchester and Jewel Newcomer Winchester. Ed held a variety of jobs in several states before finally settling in Winter Haven, Florida in the 1950s. He ran a water ski school in Winter Haven for approximately ten years and he was a citrus grove owner in Polk County, Florida for over 50 years. He married the love of his life, Judy Bice, on September 27th, 1969, in Haines City, Florida. They celebrated over 52 wonderful years of marriage together. They raised twin sons Jeff and Lorin, born in 1974. Ed was a member of First United Methodist Church of Haines City. Along with his wife Judy, they served as youth counselors for many years. He was a chairman of the trustees, was on several building projects, and, most importantly, was the Sunday morning social hour coffee and donut man. He was also a member of Haines City Rotary Club for many years and was a fixture of the Rotary BBQ at Haines City Heritage Days. He was recognized by Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow. His biggest joys were the activities he shared with his boys and the time he spent with his family as a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Judy Bice Winchester, his sons, Jeff (Heather A.) and Lorin, and by his grandson, Connor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff and Jewel, his sisters, Clarice “Sis” Jones and Addie Lee “Lee” Barks, and his brothers, Claudis and Clarence. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 1st, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 E Grace Ave, Haines City, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Children’s Home, 51 Children’s Way., Enterprise, FL 32725. https://www.fumch.org/ The family will welcome friends and family after the service for light refreshment and memory sharing.
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Memorial Service

Friday, April 01, 2022 - 2:00 PM -- Oak Ridge Funeral Care - Haines City 1001 Grace Avenue Haines City, Florida 33844


Friday, April 01, 2022 - 3:00 PM -- Oak Ridge Funeral Care - Haines City 1001 Grace Avenue Haines City, Florida 33844
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