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Winn, Charles T.

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April 12, 1934 - November 17, 2013

Winn, Charles T.

Winn, Charles Thomas (79) Passed away quietly from complications due to Alzheimer’s on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at home in Plano with his family by his side and in the thoughts and prayers of his many friends and relatives.A Descendant of Stephen F. Austin’s Old 300, Charlie was born in El Paso, Texas on April 12, 1934 to Thelma Mae and George Buford Winn. He was raised by his maternal grandparents Bessie and Tom Winn in Marfa, TX in the Big Bend and graduated from Marfa High School in 1951 in the last Texas Class to attend only 11 formal grades. He graduated from Sul Ross State University with a BBA in Accounting in 1955 and volunteered for the Army where he served in the Continental Army Command at Fort Monroe VA. After his honorable discharge, Charlie began his accounting career in Dallas working for Hunt Oil Company, Prudential Financial, Tennis International and Hanover Petroleum Company before forming his own CPA practice, Winn & Winn, with his wife Nancy in 1979. Charlie was proud to be a native Texan and was always ready to talk about his Marfa upbringing including his “career” at the old Palace Theatre and Marfa Drive-In where he met Elizabeth Taylor and the other stars of the movie Giant which was filmed in Marfa. He was an avid World War II buff whose stories always began with getting news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor over the family’s old Zenith radio and ended with a memory of Marfa’s German POW camp or a tie-in to his favorite WWII movie I Wanted Wings. Charlie is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and sister, Georgia Mae Winn Wheeless. He leaves behind his wife of 34 years, Nancy Louise (Dennis) and their twin daughters Abigail Rose Niezgoda and her husband Brock of Houston and Hannah Lucy Wolfert and her husband Paul of Charlotte NC. He is also survived by his six sisters-in-law, and his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Charlie will be remembered for his love of family and country, his story telling ability, his sense of humor and his spirit of adventure. After a final drive through his beloved Big Bend, interment with full military honors will be in Marfa. 

Please don’t be sad when I don’t remember you. I will always love you. My heart will always remember even when my mind cannot.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday November 26th 2013 at Marfa Cemetery in Marfa, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
214) 306-6700


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marilyn schwartz

November 27, 2013 6:16PM

dear nancy, hugs to you and the girls. I remember those long-ago days of twins club support.with fondest regards, Marilyn.

Ruth August

November 27, 2013 8:53AM

Nancy- My deepest symoathies go to YOU and your family during this difficult season of your life. May God surround you with His peace and precious memories. "ruthie" August

Kim Weinert

November 25, 2013 9:35PM

Nancy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Gods grace be with you now and forever through all of this. Always remember the good times you all had with him and know that he is free of pain and singing with the Angels.

Jim and Louise Mulligan

November 25, 2013 6:34PM

Dear Nancy, We were terribly sorry to hear of your loss of Charlie. Please accept our deepest sympathy along with our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family, Louise and Jim

Diane Lominac

November 25, 2013 2:04PM

Dear Nancy and Family: I am so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. I wish you peace and comfort.

Jadie Gilbreath

November 25, 2013 9:54AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It has been a long time since we have had contact but will always have that special connection.
Jadie Gilbreath

Jim & Gini Mulligan

November 25, 2013 8:06AM

Nancy, do know our prayers go out to you and the girls at this time of mourning. Charlie's love of life was always evident but never more so than when he was in the presence of you, the love of HIS life and of course 'his girls' Abbie & Hannah! One of my fondest 'visual' memories is of Charlie running in a Thanksgiving 5k as he pushed 'his girls' in their double stroller with his big proud papa smile. I'll miss his laugh, warmth and friendship. God bless and comfort you all...

Shelli Jones

November 25, 2013 6:46AM

We are so very sorry for your loss.

Shelli & Amarillo Area Mothers of Multples.

Linda Dreyer

November 25, 2013 12:59AM

Nancy, I've been so out of touch, and had no idea until tonight about your husband. I am so sorry for the loss of your Charlie. Sending prayers & condolences to you, & Abbie & Hannah & their husbands.

Fredda Merritt

November 24, 2013 11:09PM

Nancy,sorry to hear about Charlie's death. You and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers.

Charlette Hradek

November 24, 2013 5:13PM

Nancy, so sorry to hear of your husband's illness and death. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. (Old friend from NOMOTC)

Gail Weber

November 24, 2013 4:48PM

So very sorry for your loss, Nancy.

Dave Johnson

November 24, 2013 8:26AM

I am saddened to hear that my friend had passed away. Nancy, my heart goes out to you and the girls, Hannah and Abby, for your loss. If there is anything I can do for you, please call.


Kim Ozark

November 23, 2013 10:29PM

What a beautiful tribute to Charles. I am very sorry for your loss. I thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls.

Kim England

November 23, 2013 8:40AM

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss at this time. Please know, I am thinking of you and the girls at this time. Special thoughts and prayers are on there way from friends in South Carolina.

Kim and Richard ADAMS

November 22, 2013 4:57PM

What a beautiful tribute.
We will always remember the fun we all had at the girls´ basketball games.
We are so sorry for your loss.

Susan Pike

November 21, 2013 2:40PM

I'm so sad that Charlie has passed on but happy his soul is free. He was a very special man, funny, kind, a great story teller and always made you feel welcomed and loved! I will always remember how kind he was to Catie; she loved to go to Marfa! A few years back I was fortunate enough to go there myself and we enjoyed seeing Charlie's old stomping ground! He and your family were always such a big part of Catie's life I guess I just want to say thanks Charly for that big smile and including my daughter in your family activities! You were a class act and I'm happy our lives crossed! My
prayers are with you Abbie, Hannah and Nancy.

Catie Pike

November 21, 2013 10:02AM

My heart is heavy today. Charlie was a wonderful man, and I'm honored to have had the opportunity to get to know him. Sending all my love to the twins and Nancy.


November 21, 2013 9:41AM

Thinking of you - My grandmother was a Sul Ross Graduate and grew up in Alpine. I enjoyed reading about Charlie's life.
Please, let me know if you need anything!

Shari Robertson

November 20, 2013 8:21PM

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God comfort you and your family.

Stephanie McGinnis

November 20, 2013 7:37PM

My thoughts& prayers are with and your family Abbie & Brock.

Shelley & Jeff Ivey

November 19, 2013 7:47PM

Our thoughts and prayers are will you during this difficult time.