George Lynn Winton

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Few people get to write their obituary themselves, so I decided to do it my way.  George Lynn Winton, on October 10, 2018, went to be with the Lord God Almighty because of the simple gift of believing in Jesus Christ who died for our sins and rose from the dead to beat death itself.  So, as you read this know that I am OK and happy to be with Christ.

Since your reading this, it means I’m ahead of the rapture a bit.  So here are the particulars that normally would go with a man’s last part of his fifteen minutes of fame.

I was born in Watonga, Oklahoma on July 31, 1949 to Russell Oland Winton and Susan Opal Dulaney Winton, and by the time you’re reading this that means I’ll be having a grand get together with Mom and Dad in heaven.

During my short time on earth I was privileged to be married to a beautiful woman, Mary Alison Winton. Our wedding brought on children of a “yours and mine” situation, but I just consider them ours.  The oldest was Brielle Annette Winton, then John Edward McMurray, then Connor Tristan McMurray.  That’s one girl and two boys.  I’m not going to say where they are from, only that I hope they know where they are going.

This brood has blessed me and my bride of February 14, 1998 with two amazing daughters-in-law, Kathleen McMurray and Kari McMurray, and the following grandbabies: Kasey, Nathan, Caitlin, Emily, and Sarah.

My brother and sisters are spread out in ages and so as not to embarrass them I’ll say that Joseph Neal Winton and Sue Carol Winton Duhan are my seniors by a combined nineteen years, and my younger sister Tanya Lorae Winton Meadows is my younger sister by about nine years which made me the oldest, youngest, middle child. I run out of fingers before I can count nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews but there is plenty to be counted.

To all those I’m leaving behind: I love you, and believe in the grace of Jesus Christ, that way I get to see you all again. It will be a wonderful way to spend eternity.

George L. Winton passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 69 years at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.



If desired, donations in his name can be made to the South Plains Food Bank.


5 thoughts on “George Lynn Winton”

  1. Dear Alison, Ed, Connor, Kathleen, Kari, Bree, and all, I’m so sorry to hear of George’s passing, but hope that you are comforted by his beautiful testimony and celebration of life that he has expressed. Thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate his life and transition from life to reward. Love, Marilyn

  2. Dear Allison and Family, Tracye and I extend our deepest sympathy to you regarding the passing of George. We pray the peace and comfort of God during this difficult time. We rejoice with you in sharing George’s faith and faithfulness to the end. On a personal note I want you to know how much I loved, appreciated and respected George. He was such a good friend and mentor. I was always amazed by his talents and gifts. His artistic nature and creative style was unique. He was such a blessing to me and I treasure good memories of our relationship. He made my life better. Few men live by the principle,”For me to live is Christ and to die is gain,” I’m glad I met such a man.

    All my love,
    Joe Stettheimer

  3. George, you are truly an original. Thank you for sharing your heart-felt testimony….this old world is a better place because of you. Most of all, thanks for your unwavering friendship. Keep laughing and I’ll see you later.
    Love you, big guy!

  4. Brielle Winton-Lester

    The Measure of A Man

    To my father the best family man I know. My papa George Winton I’m honored, privileged, and proud to call you Daddy.

    How do you measure the life of a man.
    Is it just by the height of his success; or is it the number of lives his love and devotion have blessed?

    With a life that is showered with honor.
    His name has respect and his word is his bond;
    But the title he wants remembered is that of a family man.

    The years we are granted are unsure and few.
    A man lives each day to the fullest.

    While doing the best he can do he chooses the path he will follow, and holds to his choices throughout life.

    The greatest reward beyond all of his fame is the love of his children and his wife.

    How do you measure the life of a man. It is not only by the height of his success. It is the number of lives his love and devotion have blessed.

  5. To the whole family. Melanie, Gary, Emilie, Daniel and Aidan send our deepest love and condolences. His obituary is beautiful and fitting for such a lovely man. I am so glad we were able to see him a couple of years ago. Allison breathe in, breathe out one day at a time and with the peace of God’s grace you will be fine. I know George would want that. We love you.

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