Thomas “Tom” Wininger, age 60, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at his home.
Pastor Mike Newland and his wife, Misty, came to his home on Monday evening. Mike led the family in a wonderful prayer and more importantly gave Tom the chance to reaffirm his acceptance of Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. Tom had been baptized on December 21, 1969, at the Shoals Christian Church.
Tom’s passing was peaceful, he was surrounded by his daughter, son, and son-in-law. There was no pain, or anxiety, only peace. Those who saw him before he passed all saw this. It was truly a blessing to those around him to witness a peaceful man ready to go home.
He was born on June 9, 1959, in Washington, Indiana, to Martha Sue Wininger and the late Sherman Wininger, who preceded him in death on April 28, 2008, both of Shoals, Indiana.
Survivors include his loving daughter Michelle Wells; his son and faithful sidekick Timmy Wininger; son-in-law, Chester Wells; and grandchildren, Xavier, Isaiah, and Jameson (David) Wells. Tom’s loving siblings included Aloaha Jones, Frank Wininger, Sabra Bough, Angie Diamond, all of Shoals; and Sabrina “Bina” Graham, of Brownsburg, Indiana.
He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Hilbert and Olive Wininger and Mabel Thomasson; and one sister who passed away at birth, all of Shoals.
The Queen-Lee Chapel, in Shoals, of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Inc., was in charge of the arrangements.
Tom’s wishes were to be cremated and remains to be buried in his plot at Albright Cemetery, in Shoals. There will be no funeral service. However, there will be a memorial dinner held in Shoals, with the place and date still to be determined, and will be announced in The Shoals News when the planning is completed.
Tom was a disabled U.S. Army Veteran. He spent many days on his front porch just enjoying his yard and those who passed his home and waved. Tom loved to grill out, also he loved to just cruise and could be seen daily in town cruising it up. He was proud of his daughter for having completed a lab tech degree and told every nurse and doctor he encountered about it. Timmy was his best friend and they spent many days together. Tom always enjoyed company stopping by to visit and was always the most hospitable host.
Instead of flowers, the family suggested donations be made to the Hillham Christian Union Church, Pastor Mike Newland, P.O. Box 35, West Baden, IN 47469.