OBITUARY

Donald George Wines Sr.

May 25, 1941February 11, 2018
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Donald George Wines Sr passed away on February 11, 2018. Son of Ernest (deceased) and Mildred (deceased), brother to Ernest Lee, Warren, Joan (deceased) and Eleanor (deceased). Loving husband to Carole Louise Wines, Brother in-law to Cathleen DiGennaro and husband Vince and Chad Collins. Father to Donald G Wines Jr (deceased), Ronald W Wines and wife Virginia, William A Wines and wife Valerie and Jeffrey M. Wines and wife Cathy. Grandfather to Misty and husband Mike, Michelle, Vironica and husband Nate, Justin and fiancée Jacqueline, Aly, Nicky, Morgan, Catrina and Ashley. Great grandfather to Jayden, Christian, Kyra, Rennae, Lucy, Sienna, Bentley, Nalani and two more on the way.

Referred to as “Pops” by most, and often affectionately referred to as dude or main man by the grand and great grandkids. Pops and Carole (Granny or Memaw to us) were teen age sweethearts who were married for 59 years. Pops worked 2-3 jobs at a time to take care of his young family and was a skilled furniture refinisher working for Levitz, Raleys and then retired from Value City Furniture. He was a die-hard Redskins and Orioles fan and loved his plaid flannel button up shirts. In his younger days, you would find him in the dugout coaching little league baseball games and in the evening rolling strikes with his 16 lb flat black bowling ball. In more recent years the venue changed from the bowling alley to the bingo hall where he (not so silently under his breath) cursed when someone else won “his” jackpot especially when he was “set” waiting for that last number. He spent many hours on Saturdays in his backyard watching the squirrels figure out how to get up the pole (that he had just greased) and into the bird feeder. He was also a master at the arcade claw game, catching and collecting stuffed animals for his grandchildren and for the children’s Christmas parties. He even sent two large bags of the toys to Mike while he was serving in Iraq to hand out to the children at the hospital. The strong, wise and thoughtful type who was often found chuckling from his armchair while silently observing the grandchildren doing what grandchildren do. He will be sorely missed by all.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 16, 2018

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  • Burial
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Cathy Digennaro

February 26, 2018

To my sweet Brother n law (Don) whom I called Ling Ling . It has been a little over 2 weeks now since we said our good byes. Don't worry we will watch and care for the love of your life my wonderful sister. you came into our life's when I was only about 8 . You have always been such a great guy and the handsome Elvis of our family. Until we meet again and we will. RIP my Ling Ling. love you always Cathy

Michael Gerstmyer

February 17, 2018

Revelation 7:16-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun [a]beat down on them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the [b]water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.

Rick & Sally Wines

February 15, 2018

So sorry to hear about uncle Donald. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. When we lost our Mom recently these were some of the verses that kept coming to me as I reflected on her being in God's presence; may it give you peace in this time:

1 Corinthians 13:12 (NLT)
12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

Job 19:25-27 (NLT)
25 But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
and he will stand upon the earth at last.
26 And after my body has decayed,
yet in my body I will see God!
27 I will see him for myself.
Yes, I will see him with my own eyes.
I am overwhelmed at the thought!

Revelation 7:16-17 (NLT)
16 They will never again be hungry or thirsty;
they will never be scorched by the heat of the sun.
17 For the Lamb on the throne will be their Shepherd.
He will lead them to springs of life-giving water.
And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.

JIMBO HALL

February 15, 2018

Mrs. Wines & Family, May God bless you all and watch over all of you in this sorrow time. Mr. Wines was a great Person to be around , I especially remember the fun times we had bowling in the league together.
LOVE YOU ALL,JIMBO HALL & BOYS

Michelle Wines

February 14, 2018

Dear Pops,
Happy Valetine's Day! My favorite Valentine memory is from 12 years ago when you and I went to dinner at IHOP after spending the day at the hospital visiting Granny. I cherish the quality times spent with you and hold them close to my heart.
Love, Michelle

Marguerite McFarland

February 13, 2018

To the Wines family
I am so very, very sorry about this. You have been our friends for many, many years. We have had so many good times together. Such great memories! Our favorite memory of Donald is of him doing his Elvis impression! We are sure that he is safe and sound in the hands of Our Lord. Carole and entire Wines family - we love you. Love, Petie and entire McFarland family

Tony Domenico

February 13, 2018

Carole & Family,
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a great Elvis impersonator & we loved listening to him at the dances many years ago. Don had a wonderful sense of humor & was always a hit with the gang from Forest Heights. May he rest in peace. Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.
Tony & Judy Domenico

LAURA WRIGHT

February 13, 2018

Carole so very sorry for your loss.He was a great man. I have not seen you guys in a long time but have thought about you often. Working at ADF you meet so many people that feel like family and leave great memories behind and Don was one of them. I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers Love ya Laura

Nancy Odham

February 12, 2018

I will miss you so deeply you will be missed by so many people you have touched so manys heart and we all love you. Please RIP

From the Staff of Huntt Funeral Home, Inc., & Crematory

February 12, 2018

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.