Mark Winskie (1938-2020)

June 08, 2020

Services for Mark Walton Winskie, 82, Grand Saline, were scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Lakeside Baptist Church, Canton, with Clay Winskie and Bro. Richard Ansley officiating.

Interment was held in Oak Hill Cemetery, Edgewood.

Mr. Winskie passed away June 2, 2020, in Tyler. He was born February 18, 1938 in Reidsville, GA, to Frederick & Bertie Lee Durden Winskie. He spent his early years in Pooler, GA and last 39 years in Grand Saline. Mark served in the US Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He served as a Pastor for 54 years with the last 30 years being at Richland Heights Baptist Church. Mr. Winskie was a chaplain for many years with Cozby-Germany Hospital and Autumn Woods Hospice. Mark was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 58 years, Norma Jean Jolley Winskie; sisters, Elouise Kilpatrick, Betty Sasser and Lavern Jones; and brothers, Dean Winskie and Louie Winskie.

Survivors include son, Clay Winskie and wife Ayla of Griffin, GA; two daughters, Sharon Ousley of Canton and Leigh Gomillion and husband Jim of McKinney; five brothers, John Winskie and wife Doris of Clarkston, Washington, Tony Winskie and wife Carolyn of Ellabell, GA, Butch Winskie and wife Pam of Chattanooga, TN, Danny Winskie and wife Judy of Huntington and Wayne Winskie and wife Gail of Springfield, GA; sister, Willa Belle Frances and husband David; eight grandchildren, Chris Patterson (Danielle), Crystal Dyer (Michael), Joshua Winskie (Jennifer), Rebekah Naive (Titus), Michael Gomillion (Jade), Megan Foster (Tracie), Samuel Gomillion and Andrew Gomillion; four great-granchildren, Moira Dyer, Carolyn Dyer, Tobias Naive and Jayden Gomillion; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Michael Gomillion, Tracie Foster, Chris Patterson, Dean Sasser, Phil Patterson, Richard Goodwin, Alex Winskie and Josh Winskie.

Honorary pallbearers were his brothers, and the men of Richland Heights Baptist Church.

Memorials can be made to BMA Missions.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2020, at Bartley Funeral Home.