He was born December 11, 1927, in Guilford County, N.C., to the late Edward L. Winfrey and Effie Rush Winfrey.
Mr. Winfrey was a graduate of High Point College and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII. He retired after 40 years of dedicated service, as Branch Manager, of Snyder Paper Company. He was a lifelong member of Green Street Baptist Church, and was very proud of his family’s heritage at Green Street.
Gerald was a lifetime friend of the American Children’s Home in Lexington and was proud of his work there, serving them in many capacities. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing at the coast with his sons, Joe and Eddie.
In addition to his parents, preceding him in death was his wife of 58 years, Daisy O. Winfrey, and a brother, James Winfrey.
He is survived by Joe Winfrey, son, and Inett Cordell of Roan Mountain, Tenn., and Eddie Winfrey, son, and Sue Rutherford of Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.; his sisters-in-law, Jessie C. Winfrey of High Point and Jane Bogedain of Salisbury. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, and a special friend, A. Ray Hughes of Wilmington, N.C.
A service to celebrate Gerald’s life will be held Wednesday, October 31, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, in High Point, with Pastor Frank Hensley officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Veitch, Richard Campbell, Melvin Harrell, Mike Windham, Wayne Roach and Brian Long. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, at the funeral home, and other times will be at the residence. Memorials in Gerald’s memory may be made to The American Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1288, Lexington, NC 27293-1288, or to the Building Fund of Green Street Baptist Church, 1701 Westchester Drive, Suite 620, High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point, N.C.