November 28, 2020, 79, Goldsboro
William Hilton “Hilt” Winders, Jr, 79, died Saturday, November 28 at Wayne UNC Hospital in Goldsboro, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Linton Winders; his four sons and their wives, Rodney Winders and Tricia of Princeton, Hilt Winders III and Ginger of Pikeville, Robert Winders and Amber of Goldsboro, and Rusty Winders and Paige of Pikeville; ten grandchildren, Seth Winders, Jacob Fletcher, Eli Winders, Jeremiah Winders, Luke Winders, Ayden Winders, Ryan Winders, Dylan Winders, Jack Winders, and Wyatt Winders; a sister, Peggy Sandberg and husband Gary of Conway South Carolina; two brothers, Ricky Winders and wife Shirley of Fremont, and Randy Winders and wife Wanda of Pikeville.
Hilt was preceded in death by his parents William Hilton Winders, Sr., and Rosalee Brock. He had a deep love for his country and served in the National Guard from which he was honorably discharged, and later retired as a District Sales Manager at Carquest Auto Parts. Hilt was a dedicated Father and family man, which was also exemplified in his Christian life. He was a long time member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Goldsboro, where he was a faithful attender, and served in many capacities over the years. Ushering, greeting, and serving the Sunday School ministry were among his most passionate areas of service. Hilt was also a member of The Gideon’s International Ministry and was heavily involved for many years. Hilt was a “one of a kind” gentleman with a contagious smile, and always possessed a positive attitude. He was a encourager to all who knew him.
A Service to celebrate Hilt’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the auditorium of his home church, Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Goldsboro. Pastor Christian Powell will officiate the service with no formal visitation to be held. A private family burial will take place in the Eastern North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Gideon’s International, or to Faith Free Will Baptist Church; 1200 W. Grantham Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.