David L. Winnagle

May 5, 1939April 6, 2013

David Lawrence Winnagle, 73, of Lynchburg, slipped beyond the sunset in to the arms of his Heavenly Father on, Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Lynchburg General Hospital. His sunrise was May 5, 1939. He was the son of the late Raymond Jefferson Winnagle and the late Mary McConville Winnagle.

David loved fishing and bowling, winning several trophies for his bowling skills. He also loved singing and performed on many stage shows with his wife Golda. Memorabilia from that time is on file in the Country Music Hall of Fame library archives in Nashville, TN. David was a loving husband and father, and honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force, earning a Good Conduct Medal. He was retired from Scott Steel and was a member of Fort Hill United Methodist Church, The American Legion Post 0141, Marine Corps, Detachment 759 and Moose Lodge 715.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy W. Winnagle and Raymond J. Winnagle, Jr. and two sisters, Mary W. Elder and Frances Winnagle.

David leaves to treasure his life, his wife Golda N. Winnagle of 50 plus years; their son, Scott D. Winnagle of Lynchburg; his constant companion, the beloved family pet Dachshund, Apollo; eleven siblings, James E. Winnagle (Betty) of Lynchburg, Charles W. Winnagle (Nancy) of Richmond, Allen L. Winnagle (Carolyn), Steven O. Winnagle of Lynchburg, Elizabeth W. Cooke of Richmond, Margaret W. Moore (William) of Lynchburg, Gladys W. Mickey (Don) of Canyon, TX, Norma Winnagle of Norfolk, Catherine W. Ayers (James) of Concord, Patricia W. Coleman (James) of Lynchburg and Betty W. Calvert of Indianapolis, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted, 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with the Rev. Monty Fox officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park, where military honors will be presented.

The family will receive friends, 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. John Plankeel, Dr. Milam, Dr. Shawn Hayes, Dr. O'Brien and the staff at Lynchburg General Hospital for their compassionate and loving care towards David during all of his hospital stays.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 11, 2013

David L. Winnagle

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Debbye Millner

April 10, 2013

Golda and family, I am so sorry for your loss--but our loss is heaven's gain. I remember when I used to come over to hang out with Trisha (Patricia) and if David was there, I could always count on some type of prank or Joke, which I always fell for. He made us all laugh. I know you will cherish his memory, God Bless, Debbye Millner

Michelle Yeaples

April 9, 2013

I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. You and your son are in my thoughts and prayers.


April 9, 2013

You and your family is in my prays.

Cheryl Fletcher Gowen

April 9, 2013

To the family: Was so sorry to hear of David's death. I have not seen any of the family since school years and had wondered about you all as we grew up. What a wonderful legacy David left, sounded as if he used the time God gave him on earth wisely, and now he will be rewarded in his new life. My prayers are with you all.

Lisa Womack

April 9, 2013

I am so very sorry to hear about your husband. I know you will miss him dearly. You are in my thoughts and prayers. And remember that your LC family is here for you always!

April 9, 2013

Gilda, so very sorry to hear of the passing of David, it has been a long time since we have communicated this is long time friend and co-worker with you in retail, really treasured your family friendship and was especially proud to have had the opportunity to know David thru your friendship, the both of you were such a joy , may you find comfort in knowing that we extend our deepest sympathy. Doris Haskins -Lewis

Rebecca Rumsmoke

April 8, 2013

Golda & Family,
What a blessing David was and for all the musical joy he so graciously brought to all of our lives! His radiant smile and gentle; caring spirit will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Heaven is sweeter, as I know he is singing with God's choir! I pray the Lord will wrap His loving arms around you and give you strength and comfort as only He can. Much love,

Ann Childress

April 8, 2013

Golda and Scott you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will truly miss David and his smiling face. Remember that he is at a better place but it will leave an empty spot in the heart that will never go away.

Shannon Shorter

April 8, 2013

I love you Aunt Golda and cousin Scott. May God give you both comfort, strength, and peace. He is always there with you.

Wayne Childress

April 7, 2013

Golda & Scott,
Words Will Never Be Enough To Tell Ya'l
How I Feel On The Passing Of My Dear Friend David.
This World Lost A Kind And Gentle Man But Heaven Has Gained Another Angel Who Can Sing.
My Prayers Are With You In Your Time Of Sorrow. God Bless.