Eddie R. Winegardner, 76, Marion, went to be with the Lord at 12:02 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at North Woods Village in Kokomo. He was born in Elwood on Aug. 9, 1941, to the late Charles and Betty (Little) Winegardner. On Nov. 22, 1991, Eddie married Sharon Fager, and she survives.
Eddie retired from Fisher Body, where he worked for 40 ½ years as a millwright. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and UAW. Eddie loved the Lord and loved to quote Bible verses, and he enjoyed animals, working crossword puzzles, and doing yardwork.
He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Sharon; sons, Chuck (Debbie) Winegardner, Marion, Chris Winegardner, Beattyville, Kentucky, Bruce (Melody) Winegardner, Milford, and Randy (Teresa) Wright, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; daughter, Kathy Wright, Elkhart; brother, Philip Arthur (Sharon) Winegardner, Westville; sister, Beth Ann (Dean) Hicks, Greentown; grandchildren, Michael (Elise) Winegardner, Keith (Jessica) Winegardner, Carrie (fiancé, Shawn Tyra) Winegardner, Matthew (Jonnie) Winegardner, Ryan (Lauren) Wright, Sarah (Andrew Reese) Wright, Amy (Nick) Hancock, Camille James, and Drew James; great-grandchildren, Kaden, Elliott, Braidan, Jase, and Katelyn Winegardner, Addison, Blakely, and Everly Wright, and Christopher Hancock; and his dog, Hannah.
In accordance with the family's wishes, there will be no visitation or services for Eddie. A private burial will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Marion-Grant County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1921, Marion, IN 46952 or Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
Published on December 9, 2017