Henry G. Winters

September 2, 1940 - May 4, 2023
Henry G. Winters

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Henry G. Winters, age 82 of Wilmington passed away at his home on Thursday, May 4, 2023.

Henry was born in Bergen County, NJ on September 2, 1940 to Henry G. Winters, Sr. and Alice Zeppelin Winters.

Henry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Iris Lorraine Winters; children David Winters (Tammy), Ian Daniel Winters (Dewi Caroline), Krysta Winters Nugent (Kevin), and Richard Winters (Petra); and three grandchildren Louis, Steven, and Caleb.

Remembered is his son, LTJG Bruce Winters, US Navy who passed away in 1993.

He is also survived by multiple in-laws and nieces and nephews who live throughout the United States. Family are from Kentucky, New York, Indiana, Japan, and California, as well as Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, and North Carolina.

Henry was a member of First Baptist Church in Wilmington and was active in his Sunday School Class. He was a proud veteran of the US Army serving from June 26, 1961 through May 8, 1964. He was retired from the U.S. Department of Defense where he served as a Defense Analyst for 42 years and lived a rich life while residing in New Jersey, England, Germany, Maryland, and North Carolina. Henry was very active in his community, serving as an election judge, and as a member of the American Honor Guard of North Carolina, the Echo Farms Resident Association, the local Porsche club, and was very active in the Senior Soft Ball League. He also supported his wife who serves as an active Gold Star Mother.

Visitation will be Friday, May 12, 2023 starting at 5 pm at the First Baptist Church, Fifth and Market Streets, Wilmington N.C. His memorial service will begin at 7 pm led by Rev. Barrett Owen and Rev. Jim Everette.

In lieu of flowers consider memorial gifts to First Baptist Church or the Harrelson Center.

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  • May 15, 2023
    Gary Kohunsky says:
    Henry was an excellent ambassador for our softball association - always a gentlemen and a very good player. He treated everyone equally with respect and fairness. I will miss Henry, but very glad I got to know him.

  • May 12, 2023
    Tom Howley says:
    Henry and I joined Wilmington Senior Softball Association in 2007. We played on different teams, but since we were new players, we did not get a lot of playing time. Running the bases was one thing Henry could do to help his team. Several years later, we became team mates and shared playing time and bench time together. We discussed our backgrounds and experiences. I would keep the scorebook, and we had Winters and Sommers at the top of the lineup. After the softball seasons were over, Henry joined in the fall and winter workouts and learned how to pitch and made himself a valuable asset to any team he played on. When I became a manager in the Legacy Division, I was lucky to have Henry on my team and he became my assistant manager. He offered sound advice and coaching to some of the new players joining the league. When my wife passed away last year, Henry and Iris were at her service and Henry would contact me to see how I was doing. He will be missed as a player, friend and a wonderful person.

  • May 12, 2023
    Paul Sommers says:
    I first met Henry on the Jiffy Lube team in 2015. We bonded immediately because we have complementary names (Winters and Sommers). I have enjoyed being his friend ever since.

  • May 12, 2023
    Edward T Dominelli says:
    Henry was a very fine person and gentleman. He always wore a smile and would be the first one to say hello. He was one heck of a pitcher and was fearless when facing even the best hitters in the softball league. I'm so glad I had the chance to play ball with Henry over a number of years. We will all miss him.

  • May 12, 2023
    John Sherm says:
    Henry’s engaging smile, even if you were lucky enough to get a good hit, was always sincere... a tremendous roll model for all of us. “Doc” J