Mr. William D. (Billy) Winsett, age 75 of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday at his residence. He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late Ferris Jackson and Della Marie Bobo Winsett.
Mr. Winsett was an active member of the Wells Hill Church of Christ. He worked for Davidson Iron Works for 27 years then opened his own business, WW Iron Works, in 1983 and retired in 2009. He was a member of the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) and a Director from 1993 to 1997 serving as the chair of the Standards Committee.
He was a private pilot and member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA).
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Richard McWilliams officiating. Burial will follow in Campbell Cemetery beside his first wife Joyce Smith Winsett with Higgins Funeral Home in charge.
Survivors include his wife Sue Alsup Winsett of Fayetteville, three sons Jeffery (Tracey) Winsett of San Antonio, TX, Jay (Lisa) Mitchell of Fayetteville and Zack Winsett of Fayetteville and two daughters Teresa (Paul) Swystun of Cookeville and Christy Amis of Nashville, nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Mr. Winsett was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth Winsett, sisters, Jackie Jeanneret, Delphia Franks, and Gigi Scott.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Campaign of Christ in India, ATTN: Ben Renegar, PO Box 1448, Hamilton, AL 35570 or to the American Cancer Society.