Valmonte “Val” Winstead, 88 of Wilson passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Peoples Chapel Cemetery, Elm City.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 – 1:45 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson and other times at the home of his daughter, Catherine Hedrick.
Val served his country with honor and pride in the Air Force. He was a former insurance agent and a continuing education instructor for insurance.
Val is survived by his wife, Deborah Speight Winstead; sons, Chad Winstead and wife, Beth of Greenville, Ben Winstead of Rocky Mount, Monte Winstead and wife, Sheila of Morehead City, and Bryan Winstead; daughter, Cathy Hedrick and husband, Chris of Sims; grandchildren, Matthew Winstead of Red Oak, Katie Hedrick and Hunter Hedrick both of Sims; brothers, Mitch Winstead and wife, Janet of Elm City, and Derwood Winstead and wife, Edna of Wilson; sisters, Patsy Stone and husband, Glenn of Wilson, and Bonnie White of Knightdale; his wonderful fur companion, Callie and his grand dogs, Geo and Christian.
He was preceded in death by his unnamed son at birth; parents, Leaston and Mae Mercer Winstead; brothers, Herman Winstead and Horace Winstead, and his sister, Rebecca “Beck” Winstead.
Flowers are welcome or please consider memorials in Val’s memory to Joyner’s Funeral Home, PO Box 425, Wilson, North Carolina 27894 to help with the end of life expenses.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.