Joseph Elroy Winsett
October 17, 1930 -
November 6, 2017

Visitation

November 17, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Service 

November 18, 2017
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Joseph Elroy Winsett, age 87, of Fayetteville, will be conducted at 11 AM on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Jeremy Hudgins and Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge No. 68 officiating. The committal service will be at 2 PM on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Mansfield Baptist Church, 2465 Mansfield Road, Mansfield, TN 38236, with Bro. Virgil Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the Mansfield Cemetery with Military Honors.

Mr. Winsett was born on October 17, 1930 in Henry, TN, to the late Joseph Martin Alvis Winsett and Lillie Mae Lowe Winsett Dunlap. While attending UT Martin, Mr. Winsett married the late Christine Evans Winsett on December 17, 1954. He earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and served in the US Marines. Joseph worked as the Agriculture Extension Leader with the University of Tennessee and was a 50 year member of the Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge No. 68, in Fayetteville. He was of the Baptist Faith and attended West End Baptist Church and Kirkland Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and on the building committee. Mr. Winsett passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at St. Thomas Hospital, West..

Survivors include his son, Jerry Alvis (Kimberly) Winsett of Lafayette; daughter, Teresa Jo Winsett (Thomas) Kidd of Lafayette; grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Moline, Amelia Bevill, Bethany Winsett, Bryanna Winsett, Joseph Winsett, Evan Kidd and Logan Kidd; great-grandchildren, Lawson Williamson, Neriah Williamson, Thomas Bevill, Brannon Winsett, Jojo Winsett and Kinsley Moline; sister, Ina Mae Knott; and special friend, Patricia “Pat” Long. In addition to his parents, Mr. Winsett was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Christine Evans Winsett.

Visitation with the family will be 5 PM until 8 PM on Friday, November 17, 2017 and Saturday from 9 AM until time of service at 11 AM at Higgins Funeral Home, 213 Market Street East, Fayetteville, TN 37334. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kirkland Baptist Church, 655 Ardmore Hwy, Taft, TN 38488. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Joseph Elroy Winsett.

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15 Comments

  1. Dee Dee Sneed

    Teresa, I am so sorry for your loss…… I have such wonderful memories of your Dad!
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  2. Ricky Skillington

    Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. As a young agent, he shared lots of guidance that helped me quite a bit. He kept me from several mistakes and I will always remember him fondly for all his guidance

    Reply
  3. Priscilla Hall

    I am so sorry about Mr. Joe. I would love to see him at the nursing home when he would be in the room with my Daddy. God bless you all and my thought and prayers are with you all. Fly high Mr. Joe until we all meet again.

    Reply
  4. Twila Harris

    Alvis, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  5. Peggy Towry

    Sorry for your loss!

    Reply
  6. Jeff Towry

    Alvis and Teresa, I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was a fine man. I always enjoyed the time I got to spend with him. God bless you and the family with His sweet peace and may precious memories of time spent with Joe be your comfort.

    Reply
    • Teresa

      Ty Jeff he really thought a lot of all of y’all he really respected you.

      Reply
  7. Nancy Weir

    Mr Joe was a good friend of my. We shared the love of our Tennessee VOLS. I will miss our phone calls and sharing our stories. Rest In Peace!

    Reply
  8. Robin & Brenda Hauskins

    Alvis & Kim, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Winsett. You have our deepest and sincerest sympathies. If there is anything you need, please let us know.

    Reply
  9. Amy Diotte

    Joe was a great man and remained my friend to the end. Prayers to Alvis and Teresa and all the Grandkids!

    Reply
  10. Kathy Gaines

    Teresa I’m so sorry about your daddy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  11. Billy Joe, Cricket and Cyndi Rutledge

    Fly High Joe! You earned your wings.
    Thankful for all the precious, cherished memories. Prayers for family and friends. Hugs and Blessings.

    Reply
    • Teresa

      Thanknyou

      Reply
  12. Richard & Elaine Haskins

    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  13. Wanda Shelton

    Jerry , Teresa, and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man. He was so very good to me always.

    Reply

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Memories

15 Comments

  1. Dee Dee Sneed

    Teresa, I am so sorry for your loss…… I have such wonderful memories of your Dad!
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  2. Ricky Skillington

    Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. As a young agent, he shared lots of guidance that helped me quite a bit. He kept me from several mistakes and I will always remember him fondly for all his guidance

    Reply
  3. Priscilla Hall

    I am so sorry about Mr. Joe. I would love to see him at the nursing home when he would be in the room with my Daddy. God bless you all and my thought and prayers are with you all. Fly high Mr. Joe until we all meet again.

    Reply
  4. Twila Harris

    Alvis, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  5. Peggy Towry

    Sorry for your loss!

    Reply
  6. Jeff Towry

    Alvis and Teresa, I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was a fine man. I always enjoyed the time I got to spend with him. God bless you and the family with His sweet peace and may precious memories of time spent with Joe be your comfort.

    Reply
    • Teresa

      Ty Jeff he really thought a lot of all of y’all he really respected you.

      Reply
  7. Nancy Weir

    Mr Joe was a good friend of my. We shared the love of our Tennessee VOLS. I will miss our phone calls and sharing our stories. Rest In Peace!

    Reply
  8. Robin & Brenda Hauskins

    Alvis & Kim, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Winsett. You have our deepest and sincerest sympathies. If there is anything you need, please let us know.

    Reply
  9. Amy Diotte

    Joe was a great man and remained my friend to the end. Prayers to Alvis and Teresa and all the Grandkids!

    Reply
  10. Kathy Gaines

    Teresa I’m so sorry about your daddy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  11. Billy Joe, Cricket and Cyndi Rutledge

    Fly High Joe! You earned your wings.
    Thankful for all the precious, cherished memories. Prayers for family and friends. Hugs and Blessings.

    Reply
    • Teresa

      Thanknyou

      Reply
  12. Richard & Elaine Haskins

    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  13. Wanda Shelton

    Jerry , Teresa, and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man. He was so very good to me always.

    Reply

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