Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dixon businessman dies following automobile accident

J-E News Editor
Long time Dixon businessman William C. “Bill” Winstead, 88 of Dixon, passed away last week as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Friday, March 21, 2014, on US 41A in Dixon.
Residents of the Dixon area are familiar with Winstead, who was the owner and operator of Dixon Hardware from 1967 until his retirement in January of this year.

“It was an adventure working with him,” said Kevin Utley, the new owner of the hardware store that was such a huge part of Winstead’s life. “It was just enjoyable. He was a good guy to work for, and he always tried to make sure that Webster County came first.”
Winstead was a member of the Dixon Lions Club, Dixon Masonic Lodge #911, 33rd degree Mason, member of Scottish Rite, York Rite and a Shriner. He was a Kentucky Colonel and had helped many years with the Dixon Freedom Days. 
He is survived by his wife of 65 years Ruth Winstead of Dixon, KY; one daughter Debra W. Horschel and her husband Larry of Smyrna, TN; 2 grandchildren Michelle Tanksley and Travis Horschel; three great grand Casey, Hannah and Eli.
Winstead was involved in an accident on Friday, March 21, 2014, when his pickup entered the path of an oncoming coal truck. He was life flighted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, IN, where he later passed away.