Kelly Winton
January 16, 1940 - October 27, 2017


Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 West Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale


Sunday, November 5th, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee, Monteagle, TN 37356


Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 West Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale


Monday, November 6th, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Bethel Church, Pelham, TN

Kelly Winton, 77, a resident of Warren, formerly of Ferndale, died Friday, October 27, 2017.  He was born January 16, 1940 in Pelham, Tennessee to Claude and Nell Winton.

As a young boy, Kelly was diagnosed with polio and spent his early years at the Junior League Home for Crippled Children and with his family in Pelham, TN. In the mid-1950s, he and his family moved to Michigan where he moved next door to Patricia Hirsch. One day, Patricia asked her new neighbor if she could borrow his family’s lawnmower – the rest is history. In 1959, Kelly graduated from Ferndale High School and shortly thereafter he and Patricia had their first child, Diane. After one year of college, he started working at various tool and die shops until he retired in 2001. After retirement, he started his own business, Handy Hauling.  Being a hard worker, he also helped his daughter by sewing liners for her mitten business, Wear It Again Wool.

Kelly was a loving and generous Papa to his eleven grandchildren. After nearly every sporting event and school play, Kelly would always greet his grandkids with candy, kisses, and a “love ya more”. Kelly was an example that no matter your situation, you can achieve whatever you put your mind to. His hearty laugh reminded his grandkids to never take life too seriously and his work ethic taught them to never take anything for granted. Nothing will be able to replace their Papa who loved them deeply, graciously, and humbly.

Survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia; children, Diane, Cynthia (Dave) Hughes, David (Deanna), Claude and J Paul (Robin); grandchildren, Ryan, Kelley, Landon, Michael, Shaun, Carolyn, Megan, Emma, Rachel, Nick and Thomas; great grandchildren, Jude, Jonas, Bella, Zander and Frankie; and brother, J L (Verna Ruth).  Predeceased by siblings, Paul, Lewie, Edna Bonner, Glenn and Bobby Joe.

Visitation Thursday 2 pm until time of service 7 pm at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, Ferndale.  

Visitation Sunday, November 5th, 5 - 9 pm at Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee, Monteagle, TN 37356.  Funeral service Monday, November 6th, 11 am at Bethel Church, Pelham, TN

Interment Bethel Cemetery, Pelham, TN.  Lunch to follow at Chapman Chapel, Pelham, TN.

In lieu of flowers and to continue dad’s generous heart, we have two places we’d like to see donations made in his honor.  The first is the Junior League Home for Crippled Children that provided extraordinary care and comfort for our dad, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Attn: Gift and Donor Services to benefit Junior League Child Life, 2525 West End Ave., Ste 450, Nashville, TN 37203.  The second is also dear to our heart, Foundation Fighting Blindness - Michigan Vision Walk, Team: The BlueRae Crew  The BlueRae Crew


Keep your memories close to your heart. Your Dad was a wonderful father & husband. Hugs to your Mom & to all of you. I’m glad I got to know your family Cyndi❤️

Love and Prayers to the entire family. Kelly will be missed by so many of his loved ones. I will always remember him as the man with a smile on his face. God's blessings. Love you Pat and all.

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. It is never easy saying goodbye but I hope you are able to find comfort. One thing that provides comfort is reading the Bible, which tells us that soon death will be no more. Isaiah 25:8

May God's Peace, Love, and Light forever be yours. We are lifting your family in prayer.

I went to school with Kelly in Pelham. And remember Kelly playing football in grade school on his cruch it did not hold him back he Loved life. RIP Kelly.

What a beautiful tribute to Mr. Winton. The photo is just as I remember him, his smiling face filled with kindness and positivity. He will be so missed in your lives. May God hold you all in his arms, cradling you with his love and care.

I always think of Kelly with a smile on his face. He had a great sense of humor and was loved by many. He will be greatly missed. All my love to all of the family!

My condolences to the family. Death claims the lives of those we love. May you find comfort in Jesus words, "I am the resurrection and the life."-John 11:25


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