William Edward “Bill” Winters, Sr.

William Edward “Bill” Winters, Sr., 87, of Leonardtown, died Jan. 10, 2006 in St. Mary’s Hospital.

Born November 28, 1918 in Washington, DC he was the son of the late Ernest and Agnes Virginia Brown Winters. He was the loving husband of Margaret Winters whom he married in Leonardtown, on Oct. 12, 2002.

He is survived by his children: Joyce Winters Keller of FL, William Winters, Jr. and James Winters, Sr. both of MD; sister: Doris Ivey of NH; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy M. Knott on May 28, 1992 in Leonardtown, and siblings: Virginia Smoot, Robert Winters, Anna Raba and Elizabeth Jones.

Mr. Winters attended Eastern High School. He moved to St. Mary’s County in 1948 from Washington, DC. He was the Founder, and President of Winters Sheet Metal, Inc. for 56 years.

 He also served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years on board the USS Aucilla. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Vibes Singing Group.

The family will receive friends Today Jan. 13, 2006 from 4 to 8 p.m.in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, with Prayers being said at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Jan. 14, in Holy Face Catholic Church with Father Joseph Sileo officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Face Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Keller, Thomas Keller, William Winters, III, John Winters, James Winters, Jr. and Timothy Keller, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronald Keller, Meredith Winters, Courtney Winters, Jillian Winters and David Winters.

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, St. Mary’s County Unit, P.O. Box 1032, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.