Harry Winsted Jr

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Harry Winsted Jr.

Harry "Slow Poke" Winsted Jr., 58, of Niota, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at a Nashville medical center.

Born on Aug. 17, 1957, in Hamilton, Ohio, to the late Harry Edward Sr. and Dixie Winsted, he spent the majority of his life in McMinn County and was a truck driver for more than 35 years. He served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Army and loved riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Church on the Rock.

In addition to his parents, he wss preceded in death by his granddaughter, Alexis Winsted; sister, Patricia Hawkins; niece, Donna Coleman; mother and father-in-law, Elizabeth and Clarence Land; sister-in-law, Linda Land; and brother-in-law, Raymond Land.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Sherry Land Winsted; son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Laura Winsted of Niota; daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Tweety Smith of Etowah; grandchildren: Jade, Ashlyn, Kaitlyn and Dylan Winsted, Patrick, Chris II, Kaleb, Jacob and Steven Smith, and Jasmine Carney; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cindy and Vic Russell and Sofronia and Shane King, all of Etowah; brothers and sister-in-law: Ricky and Jenny Winsted, Bobby Rayburn and Kenneth and Martha Rayburn, all of Etowah; several nieces, nephews and extended family; and many truck-driving buddies.

A Celebration of Life and home going will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Pastor Leon Devine officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at the funeral home and proceed to McMinn Memory Gardens for the 11 a.m. committal service. Military honors and a white dove release will conclude the services.


The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Send a message of comfort and view the family guestbook onlne at www.serenityfunerals.com.

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