Joe W. Winberry

December 24, 1939January 1, 2020

Joe Wendell Winberry, 80, of Sherwood, AR, went to his eternal home on January 1, 2020. He was born December 24, 1939 to Mike and Lois Winberry in Bodcaw, AR.

After graduating high school, he attended Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR. He joined the United States Air Force in 1959 and after serving 20 years he retired in 1979. He continued his working careers and retired from Federal Express and Arkansas Federal Credit Union.

Joe was a member of The Ridge Assembly of God in Sherwood where he was a deacon, elder and a board member for several years. He loved his church family and if he saw a car in the parking lot when driving by he would pull in and visit.

He enjoyed traveling, hiking and was always game for a good shopping trip especially for shoes, loved to Amazon shop and we are still receiving surprise packages. His hobbies were rebuilding computers, model trains, working outside in his shop, the garden, snacking and watching sports on TV with our dog Odin. Joe had a strong heart for giving and helping others. He was a very sociable person and never met a stranger, always made a friend wherever he went. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and he always called and checked on everyone.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann Sprague Winberry, two children, Amy Longstreath of West Monroe, LA, and Karen Bland of Sherwood, AR, six grandchildren, Falen (Joe) Nugent of St. Cloud, MN, Meagan Holcomb (John) of Princeton, LA, Tristin and Harley Longstreath of West Monroe, LA, Austin Bland of Little Rock, AR and Claire Bland of Sherwood, AR, seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members that he loved.

Preceded in death by his parents, his sister Johnny Dorothy Ford and son Joe David Winberry.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, January 5, 2020 at The Ridge Assembly of God , 8013 Jacksonville-Cato Rd., Sherwood, AR with Reverend Kenny Meckfessel officiating. A burial will be scheduled at a later date at the Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery.


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Sunday, January 5, 2020


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Sharon Jones

January 8, 2020

Joe was a part of our family for a long time and we always enjoyed being around him. He was always jolly and made you feel comfortable . He was what he was, an old country boy who never put on airs to try to be something else. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. It leaves a big hole in our hearts because he had a big heart.
We love you.

Debbie Hendrix

January 5, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to Joe's family. I worked with Joe at Arkansas Federal Credit Union. He was a very interesting, kind and loving person. I'm very sorry for your loss. God Bless

Chris Strong

January 4, 2020

Loved Joe and his beautiful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed! See you on the other side brother.

Daisy Wheeler

January 4, 2020

I went to church with Bro. Joe for several years at The Ridge Assembly .. Joe and Ann became good friends with me . He always made visitors feel welcome and was a great blessing to the Pastor. I wish every church had more like him. He will be greatly missed.

Sara Van Horn

January 4, 2020

I have been at the Ridge Assembly for almost 2 years and his was one of the first I saw and the face I looked forward to seeing every Sunday and Wednesday. I loved my hugs from Mr. Joe! He was dearly be missed by all including myself. Prayers for Ms Ann Karen and Claire! Love you all.

Jackie Biggs

January 4, 2020

Always laughter and We always agreed when crossing paths that We serve an Amazing Father Amen. Joes destination was always a blessed assurance to me as with Sis Anne Only those who know the Lord like Joe will understand why His going home celebration is truly in order I am so grateful to have the honor to have known him as Brother in Christ. And Friend