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Obit – Mr. Charles Winfree

Mr. Charles Winfree, a retired farmer of the Hiwassie Community, died peacefully at 11 p.m. Friday evening October 16, 2020 at the Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Lebanon where he had made his home since July 2, 2019. Mr. Winfree was 80 years of age.

His former pastors, Eld. Heath Dodson and Eld. Jackie Kemp officiated at the 11 a.m. Monday morning October 19th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed beside his parents in the Winfree family lot in the Garden of Gethsemane at the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

The oldest of five children born to the late Gordon Winfree Sr. who died April 3, 1998 at the age of 79 and Mary Bell Webb Winfree who died February 14, 2008 at the age of 86, he was born Charles Kenneth Winfree in the Grant Community on July 12, 1940.

He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Ray Edward Craig who died at the age of 66 and a nephew, Steven Kurt Craig who died at the age of 33 on June 19, 2020.

A brother, Gordon Winfree Jr. preceded him in death at the age of 77 on February 16, 2020.

Mr. Winfree was reared on the family farm on Murphy Drive in the Hiwassie Community and graduated from Union Heights Elementary School.

His family were members of the Knob Springs Missionary Baptist Church in the Hiwassie Community.

Surviving are his two sisters, Becky Underhill and husband Paul of Mount Juliet, Jean Craig of the Rome Community; brother, Bobby Winfree and wife Peggy Glover Winfree of the Flatrock Community; sister-in-law, Cornelia Watson Winfree of the Hogans Creek Community.

The family requests memorials to the Knob Springs Missionary Baptist Church.