Lee Dale Winstead

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

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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 18, 2016
    Cindy Ball says:
    Heather. I don't have the words to describe how sorry I am for your loss of your precious son. Please know that I am thinking about you and am deeply saddened for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you. Stay strong.

  • August 16, 2016
    Jewell & Donnie Hobbs says:
    Although we didn't know your Beloved Lee, our sympathy of love and comfort go out to you and all the family. Our hearts are saddened , but will keep you in our prayers. May God Bless you with Peace and Comfort.

  • August 16, 2016
    Deena Williams says:
    Our deepest condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Williams Family Deena, Courtney, Chris and Brandon

  • August 15, 2016
    Betty Mitchell and Rick Gray says:
    Rick and I are so sorry to learn of this. Our sincere condolences to Jan, Pack, Heather and all the family.

  • August 15, 2016
    Andrea Pons says:
    There are no words to ease your pain. But please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.