Reverend Woodrow Wilson Winebarger, 106, passed peacefully at his home in
Boone, NC on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. We celebrate with him as He is in
the presence of His loving heavenly Father and his sweetheart, Geneva.
He was born September 3, 1913 in Meat Camp, NC to Olin G. and Emma Rogers
Winebarger. He ran a sawmill until he was 69 years old and pastored until he was
81 years old. He attended Winebarger School where his father was the teacher
and principal. On Feb. 3, 1965, Woodrow received his diploma of Bible Studies
from Berean Bible School in Springfield, MO. He was ordained with the
Assemblies of God on May 5, 1965. Over the years, He has pastored Pea Ridge
Assembly of God, Glen Alpine Assembly of God, Boomer Assembly of God, Lenoir
Assembly of God, and Meat Camp Assembly of God, as well as ministering in
several churches across the NC District. In 2013, Rev. Winebarger was honored by
the General Council of the Assemblies of God as the oldest living ordained
minister in the fellowship. He was full of stories, songs, music, and loved to laugh.
He dearly loved his family. He never knew a stranger. And, was always willing to
help and pray for anyone's needs. He was once ask the secret to long life, his
answer: live right, eat honey, and stay away from doctors. His blessing to all of us
would be: "The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: the Lord make His face shine upon
thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and
give thee peace." Numbers 6: 24-26
Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Winebarger Proffit of Yadkinville; two sons: Roger Winebarger of Mountain City, TN, and Jack Winebarger of Boone, NC; by five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Glee Proffitt; a daughter, Mary Emma "Penny" Winebarger; two brothers, John Dayton Winebarger and Fred Worth Winebarger; two sisters: Gladys Moretz and Gertrude Proffitt and grandson-in-law, Lynn Freeland.
We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the loving care
given by the Medi Home Health & Hospice nurses and care providers.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 4:00 PM at Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lee Russell and Rev. John Cox officiating; the family will receive friends (prior to services) from 2:30 until 4:00 PM at Austin & Barnes. Entombment will follow services at Mt. Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens, Boone, NC.
Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Winebarger family.