Woodrow Wilson Winebarger

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.