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Leon Van Wineinger, 87, of Greenville, died Friday, March 10, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p,m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Johnny Hailes officiating. The I.O.O.F. Lodge will honor him with a short ceremony at the conclusion of the chapel service. Interment will be in Forest Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Wineinger was born in Ranger, Texas on June 7, 1929. He was the son of Huey Wineinger and Hester Shelton Wineinger. He moved to Greenville in 1940 with his parents, where he has been a lifelong resident. He married Peggy Jean Causey on April 14, 1950, in Greenville.
Mr. Wineinger owned and operated Wineinger Painting and Remodeling before retiring. He was a faithful member of Park Street Baptist Church and a proud member of the IOOF Lodge for 50 years.
Leon will be remembered by his family and friends for his generous, loving and caring nature and his immense love of life. He enjoyed helping others, gardening and most of all, enjoyed serving as an usher for his church.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Wineinger of Greenville; son, Randy Wineinger and wife, Kelly of Greenville; daughter, Joy Phillips and husband, Dale of Lone Oak; grandchildren, Kristie Wineinger Burns and husband, Robert of Greenville, Craig Wineinger and wife, Cara of Shreveport, Melody Boney and husband, Quinton of Wortham, Brain Phillips of Wells, Tiffany Elvington and husband, Taylor of Greenville; six great-grandchildren; brother, Valton Wineinger and sister, Joan Combs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dewey, Ernest and Art Wineinger and sister, Laverne Anderson.
Pallbearers will be Monty Wineinger, Kevin Wineinger, Paul Arnold, Larry Paul Causey, Ronnie Causey and Scott Ellis.
The family expresses a special thanks to the staff of Kindred Hospice for their special and kind care given to their dad.
Published on March 13, 2017
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