Edwin "Winn" Earnhardt Flythe III

October 7, 1974September 13, 2013

Edwin "Winn" Earnhardt Flythe III, of Raleigh passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 13, 2013. He was born on October 7, 1974, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Winn was a graduate of Needham B. Broughton High School, and attended Louisburg College and UNC Wilmington.

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Winn joined the family business, Flythe Cyclery, where he utilized his many talents and introduced innovative ideas. Winn's interests and talents were also evident in home renovations, furniture making, landscape design, and automotive restoration.

Winn is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Flythe of Raleigh, N.C and Mr. and Mrs. James O. Parker of Farmville, Va.

He is survived by his loving parents Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. "Skip and Tootie " Flythe of Raleigh; and his brother, Todd Parker Flythe of Ashburn, Va. Other survivors include his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Berryman Fitzhugh, and his cousins, Trey Fitzhugh and wife Amy, Chris Fitzhugh and wife Kathy, and Walt Lewis. Winn also leaves behind his loyal and beloved Golden Retriever, Haley.

Winn was a gentle soul with a kind heart, and a quick sense of humor. He treasured his family and friends of all ages, and he will be greatly missed. A memorial service to honor Winn’s life will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17th at 2:00 pm at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2209 Fairview Rd. Raleigh. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 – 2:00pm in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane Raleigh, NC 27603, or to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary’s St. Condolences may be may through


  • Mmeorial Service Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Edwin "Winn" Earnhardt Flythe III

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Trudy East

October 14, 2013

Tootie and Skip
I'm so sorry to hear of your terrible loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you both.

Anne Lund

October 3, 2013

We extend our sincere sympathy to your family.
--Anne and Mike Lund, former neighbors of the Parkers in Farmville

Joe Haley

September 30, 2013

I am very to sad to hear this and hope that his family and close friends can come together and support each other and remember the great times shared with him. I appreciate the good times we had working together and will miss seeing you during my Raleigh visits! RIP in my friend!

Jon Byers

September 29, 2013

I am deeply saddened to hear this. God Bless the Flythe Family during this time.
Jon Byers

John O'Donnell

September 23, 2013

Skip, Deepest sympathy to the entire Flythe family. Your pain and loss can not be imagined. John O'Donnell

September 23, 2013

Skip and Tootie, I am shocked and deeply sorry to hear of Winn's passing. I know as a parent that your hearts are broken. I wish I could offer words of comfort, but there are none. There are all the things people say at times like this, but having experienced two great losses myself, they don't ease the pain. Time makes it bearable. Every day you will think of Winn, some days with the joy of having him in your life, and some days with unbearable sorrow that he is no longer with you. I pray there will be more days of happy memories. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time.
Terrie Blake

September 18, 2013

Skip and Tootie, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Chuck and Camilla Schubart

Tim Johnson

September 18, 2013

Mr & Mrs Flythe - Winn and I spent time together as kids. There were a few of us from Ravenscroft that rode bikes and skateboards together. Even at that young age it was so clear how kind Winn was. He never really took sides or picked on anyone - he was a great friend to me. My Dad followed Flythe given his continued affinity for cycling and I was shocked to hear the news via another old Ravenscroft friend. May you find eventual peace in the fact that your son was truly a great human. People can't say that about everyone - we can about Winn. He did more good in his short life than dozens of other people combined. I'll think of him more now and I will use him as an example in my own life.

Jimmy Nixon

September 18, 2013

Skip and Tootie: I was deeply sorry to hear of your son's passing. I know he was a wonderful person knowing who his partents are. I shall hold you close in my thoughts and prayers. "Death ends a life, but not the memories."
Much Love, your Devoted Friend,

September 18, 2013

We never knew Winn but we have known Tootie and Skip 40 plus years.Things aren't supposed to happen in this order.We never want to bury our children.Life throws us many curveballs but losing a child is as tough as it gets.From all i have read Winn was a special young man and loved by all.Our hearts and love go out to Tootie and Skip and family

Love Nancy and Phil Mason Knoxville,Tn.