John Winston

Hamilton County

John Henry "Skeeter" Winston, 88, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in a local hospital.A native of Lafayette, Ala., he was a longtime resident of Chattanooga. He was a member of Orchard Park Seventh-Day Adventist church and retired from Hamilton County Schools.Skeeter was a gardener and fisherman and loved the Atlanta Braves. He was married for 66 years to Susie Kirk Winston, who survives him.He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Winston Jr. and Louise Scott Winston; sister, Mary Ellis; daughter, Lydia Asare; and grandson, Mark Anthony Winston.Survivors include his wife, Susie; children, Juliette Winston, Barbara Winston, Brenda Winston, Johnnie M. (John) Baker, Johnny M. (Elnora) Winston, Vivian McKenzie, Connie (Ali) Panahaghi and Wayne (Susan) Winston; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the North Chapel.A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Orchard Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church with burial to follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.Arrangements by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

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