Lee Dale Winstead

March 5, 2003 - August 10, 2016
Lee Dale Winstead

Lee Dale Winstead, age 13, died on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, in Castle Hayne, NC.
Lee was born on March 5, 2003, in Washington, NC to parents Heather Anne Hindsley and Dale (Fess) Covington Winstead. Vibrant, loving, and charming, family and friends knew Lee for his love of nature and adventure. He was in his element hunting, deep sea fishing, or camping. Lee’s infectious smile often preceded a joke or an athletic feat. Lee’s personality endeared him to people through the Southeast.
Lee is survived by his mother, Heather; and father Dale (Fess) and his wife Jennifer; his sisters, Josie and Sierra; his maternal grandparents, Pack and Jan Hindsley; his uncle and aunt, Kerry Hindsley and Carmen Lam; his uncle and aunt, Paul and Juli Hindsley; his aunt and uncle, Wendy and Keith Woolard; his aunt and uncle, Penny and John (JP) Purvis, his cousins, Ava Hindsley, Stacy Cutler, Kimberly Spain, Daniel Woolard, Vivian Ballance, Ashley Cuthrell; his dog, Daisy; his cats, Tom and Jeri; and his beloved snake, Hercules.
Funeral services will take place at the Ocracoke School in Ocracoke, NC on Monday August 15, 2016, 1:30 p.m. All are invited. Donations can be made to the Ocracoke Youth Center (ball field) [P.O. Box 1684, Ocracoke, NC 27960]. Flowers are respectfully declined.
Please share memories and condolences to the family at wilmingtoncares.com.
Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 South 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403
910.791.9099


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  • August 15, 2016
    The Collins family says:
    Hindsley and Winstead family, your precious Lee will be greatly missed for the rest of our time here! His fun and entertaining yet caring attitude was one of a kind!! You are in our prayers! We pray for God to give you the peace and serenity that can only come from Him. Love always, Roger, Jocelyn, Jordan, Jackson, and Jayden Collins

  • December 16, 2016
    Melody Patterson says:
    So sorry for your loss. We just found out about Lee. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you through this holiday season. Love, Melody and Russell Patterson

  • December 16, 2016
    Melody Patterson says:
    So sorry for your loss. My heart is broken. I just found out about Lee. You and your family will be in our thoughts this holiday. Love, Melody and Russell Patterson

  • August 18, 2016
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