Robert Ward Winston Jr.

July 3, 1942May 25, 2019

Robert W. Winston Jr. of Lillington, North Carolina passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019. He was born July 3rd, 1942 in Oxford, North Carolina.

Surviving is his brother, Joel L. Winston and a nephew, Michael J. Winston. Robert was the son of Martha L. Winston who was married to the late Judge Robert W. Winston.

Robert was raised in Lillington, North Carolina. As a youth he was active in the Lillington Baptist Church, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts achieving Eagle Scout. His secondary education was attending Virginia Episcopal Prep School graduating in 1961. In 1965 he graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. After his graduation, Robert further received advanced training at North Carolina State University, Duke University, Nashotah House, Boston University, Northeastern University and Harvard University. His degrees include AB,BS, MEdn, CAS, CAGS and PhD. (abd) with concentration in counseling psychology. Robert had an active membership in the American Psychological Association with North Carolina and Maryland licenses. His professional experiences included; serving as the Executive Director for the NC 5-county Regional Council of Government in the Asheville area. He worked in three University Counseling Centers including NC State where he also taught and was a Faculty Adviser. While working at Nashotah House he was an Assistant Chaplain and counselor. In the State of Maryland he worked for a Mental Health Clinic as a Psychologist including administrating court ordered Psychological Evaluations.

In North Carolina Robert worked as a Counselor/ Therapist for NC State School for the Blind. He was a farmer primarily in Harnett County. When Robert retired, he was active as a managing partner of various real estate holdings in Harnett County. A graveside service to celebrate a life well lived is to be conducted Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM. Robert will be buried at Oakwood Cemetery. Reverend Melanie Mudge will officiate.

In lieu of customary remembrances, those wishing to make donations may do so at the American Guild of Organists, Wilmington Chapter.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh.


  • Celebration of Robert's life Tuesday, June 11, 2019


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JoAnn Summey

June 15, 2019

Joel, I do not know you or how to get in touch with you, but I just want to tell you how very sorry I am about your brother Robert. Robert attended my church here in Wilmington. He loved music and our organ and rarely missed a musical function. He was such a hard working man with a big, generous heart. He was so compassionate, caring, loving and giving. I will truly miss him and his big smiles and super hugs. My condolences to you at this difficult time. JoAnn Summey, Wilmington, NC

Judy Williams

June 13, 2019

I grew to know Robert over the last few years through someone we were both trying to help. Robert had a good heart, and I'm so sad he left us due to this tragic accident. Rest in peace, Robert.

Bill Watkins

June 1, 2019

Farewell to my high school peer in the Class of 1961, and UNC classmate in the class of 1965. Rest In Peace Robert.

Patrick Winston

June 1, 2019

Hello Joel, long time no see.
Sue and I express condolences to you and family due to Robert's tragic accident. I'm a first cousin,
My dad, Patrick H. Winston, MD ( Dr. Pat) and your father, Judge Robert Ward Winston were brothers. Robert and I were both born in July a day apart, of course many years apart
We enjoyed Robert's kind and generous hospitality, on several July 4th holidays. Occasionally we would see each other at family celebration and dinners. We got to know , love and respect him. Our re-acquaintance was too brief. He will be misses by all who knew him.

Sorry I will not be able to attend the burial service. I am recovering from heart surgery, all is going well.

May Robert rest in Peace. GOD loves him and so do we.

Patrick Henry Winston, Jr. (Pat)
Sue Dewein Winston
1702 willow wind cir., Henrico, VA 23238

Byron O’Quinn

May 31, 2019

Robert and I grew up together in Lillington, both active in the Lillington Baptist Church and the Boy Scouts. I well remember going over to his house to play with his fabulous train set on several occasions. I’ll never forget something he told me as we were preparing to go off to college, Robert to UNC and me to NC State. He said he was going to wear a white shirt each day so that if he wore the same shirt two days no one would notice. We pretty much lost contact after college, running in to one another occasionally in Lillington. I was sorry to hear of his untimely accidental death. I will always have fond memories of Robert Ward.
Byron O’Quinn