Dane Gerald Winningham

Dane Gerald Winningham

Suffolk, VA
01.06.1938 - 06.18.2018
Leslie AR

Dane Gerald Winningham passed away on June 18, 2018. He is predeceased by his parents Ira and Lillian Winningham; son, Bobby Dane Winningham, as well as his grandson Shane.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Doris Ann Winningham; children, Tammy W. Forte (Ricky) of, Barry Winningham (Pamela), Marvin Winningham (Squeaky), all of Waterford MI Jerry DeWayne Winningham (Mary), of Courtland, VA Melissa Eure (Louis) of Suffolk, and David Allen Winningham (Kimberly) of Turrell AR; daughter-in-law, Regina Swan; sisters, Doreen Bell and Betty Marie Rogers, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dane had a big heart and was a great father as well as a God loving man. He loved to aggravate and joke with everyone. Dane retired from the U.S. Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service at the Great Dismal Swamp after 30 years of service. He was also a trained Federal Police Officer through the Department.

A memorial service will be held Friday June 22, 2018 at 2 PM at CrossPointe Church 2460 Pruden Blvd. Suffolk, VA 23434 with Pastor David Sexton officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. The family is being assisted by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be offered at RWBakerFH.com.

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CrossPointe Church
2460 Pruden Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Condolences to the family of Mr. Dane Winningham ,
The loss of a loved one can make you feel pain ,grief ,
and even helplessness ,but the God of all comfort will
help you to cope with this and any other problems that
you may have ….. ( Isaiah :41:10)
" Do not be afraid, for I am with you, Do not be anxious,
for I am your God. I will fortify you ,yes, I will help you ,
I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness".....


Betty and I love Dane and Doris Winningham. When word came to us that he had transferred to Heaven my immediate thoughts went back to the wonderful days when I served as his pastor.......Dane was a Christ follower who lived out of what was in his heart. He was kind, gracious, loyal and faithful. He was a team player and my heart was always warmed by his sweet attitude. I am grateful that the dear Lord allowed us to cross paths and experience some life together. We WILL meet again......

T. A. & Betty Powell

I wish I could be there with you all to go down memory lane of all the lovely moments we all have shared with Uncle Dane. I will always be forever grateful to him & Aunt Doris for taking me into their home & loving me as one of their own. I was given an opportunity to be with my favorite cousin growing up that I looked up to "Gizzard" & Uncle Dane tried to help get me on the right path. He was a character, but most important he was a loving man & he loved his family & friends. You will be greatly miss. Tell PawPaw Sam hi for me. Love you! Love you my family & holding you all in my heart & thoughts! ❤

Tonia Stiles Reed

Dane and I often worked together at the Dismal Swamp Refuge, and we fought many forest fires as a team. I will always remember him as a kind and big-hearted man who never hesitated to lend a helping hand or offer advice when needed. His stories about growing up and working in Arkansas were always entertaining. My sympathies go out to Doris and family during this difficult time. .

Allen Carter

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