Robert B. Winegeart

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Robert B. Winegeart, 90, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He was born October 31, 1923 in Glenmora to the union of his parents, William John Winegeart and Ellie Beatrice Carter. Mr. Winegeart attended Northwestern State University and received his B.A. degree. He also received his Masters Degree from LSU. He was married to the former Alice Blackman McLeod Winegeart. They enjoyed almost 62 years of marriage. He will always be remembered for being a gentleman, always opening the car door for his beloved wife. Mr. Winegeart was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Jonesville, where he served as a Deacon, and taught the men’s Sunday school class. Members of the church will always have fond memories of him making Angel biscuits for all occasions. For years, he kept the church grounds maintained. He served his country during World War II, and was captain of the supply train in Germany. He taught math at Block High School for 27 years, and served as Fire Chief of Jonesville for many years. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, and gardening. He always raised a large garden, giving gallons of tomatoes away to people in the community. He lived a long and useful life, touching the lives of many along the way. His family is very grateful for the love he showed them. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 14, at First Baptist Church in Jonesville with the Revs. Gary Norris and Ralph Webber officiating. Interment followed in the Spring Ridge Cemetery at Aimwell under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Thomas James Winegeart; wife, Joy Tilly; and a great grandson, Andrew Edwards. Survivors include his loving wife, Alice Winegeart of Jonesville; two daughters, Cathy McLeod Young and husband Roger of Crowley, TX, and Robin Edwards and husband Mickey of Jonesville; nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
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