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OBITUARY

John Edward Winfree

October 29, 1944April 26, 2020

John E. Winfree (Eddie), 75, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. He was a native of Greensboro.

Eddie was a musician and had played with many artists, as well as having his own bands throughout the years. Later, he became a bus driver for entertainers. Another passion was just jumping on his Harley and riding for hours.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Beneranda Winfree; children, Chris Winfree and Kimberly Parrish and husband, Toby; four grandchildren, Krystal Warren, Cassi Winfree, Chelsea Rachal and Alix Winfree; two great-grandchildren, Eli & Drew Warren; sister Barbera Winfree; brother Mike Winfree and wife, Jane Winfree; sister-in-law Robin Winfree.

He was predeceased by his parents, John and Vilma Winfree, and brother Allen Winfree.

Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family during this time.

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Kim Parrish

April 30, 2020

Krystal Rachal

April 30, 2020

Krystal Warren

April 30, 2020

Papa,
I love you and miss you so much already. It's so hard to except when people we love are gone but I hold all of our memories close to my heart. I am so thankful that you have been in my life since the day I was born. You were there when I took my first breath and have been a part of my heart until you took your last. I am grateful for all the times we had together and that I even lived with you that is something I'll always hold dear. I know you are finally at peace and are riding high in the sky. I love you so much papa. Forever your first grand baby krystal.

Chelsea Rachal

April 30, 2020

Chelsea Rachal

April 30, 2020

Papa,
You were so special. And cool. The coolest papa. I will always cherish the moments with you from teaching you how to Netflix to getting us into Adam Lambert’s concerts. Our relationship grew so much the past couple of years, and I will always be so grateful for that. We laughed, cried, and just sat in silence together, but we enjoyed every second of our time together. I will miss you every single day. Not a day will go by that I won’t think about you. My kids will know how awesome their great papa was. It brings me peace that you are no longer in pain. I love you, papa, so so much.

Kim Parrish

April 30, 2020

My Daddy
The first man to ever love me, my daddy!
The only man that I will call daddy.
I will always love and miss you. I’m so thankful that you are cancer free and in a better place. I’ll cherish all of the memories of our journey together.
Shopping, decorating, eating, going out dancing, all of the concerts you got me into and the freedom of the ride on your Harley! Ride the Ride daddy♥️

Cassi Winfree

April 28, 2020

My Papa,
Memories of my papa:
Fancy Limousines, Tour Buses (that open up to twice their size by the push of a button), Getting to meet Traveling Musicians, Adam Lambert, Neon Trees, Sweet Sophie, Toupees, Singing Songs, American Idol, Winfree Spaghetti and getting caught in the rain on his Harley Davidson Motor Cycle. The world has lost their Elvis look-alike and heaven has gained an angel with a heart of rock and roll. Love you papa. See you around someday 💜

Alix Winfree

April 28, 2020

My only grandfather made life a lot more fun. From riding on the back of his Harley to eating spaghetti at his house, memories with Papa will last forever. I’ll never forget how Sophie, Papa’s dog, opened presents with me every Christmas. All of the granddaughters had the best Papa. He let us into any concert we could imagine. I hope you’re playing your bass in heaven. Love you forever.
- Alix

Rex Howard

April 28, 2020

Eddie and I have been friends for over 30 years we drove tour bus together for entertainers did many tours together through the years my fondest memory of Eddie is Gwen we Road are motorcycles and the Christmas parade in Natchitoches Louisiana I will miss you dearly may you rest in peace my friend you have been one hell of a fighter

Rex Howard

April 28, 2020

Eddie was my best friend for 30 years Eddie and I drove tour buses together and did many tours through the years I will miss him so much my fondest memory a Eddie is when we rode in the Christmas parade and Nacogdoches Louisiana what are a day and a thrill that was I will never forget you my friend my you rest in peace you have been one hell of a fighter

FROM THE FAMILY

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