Winters Jr., Carl Waitsell

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Carl Waitsell Winters Jr., 73, of Christiansburg, died on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. He was born in Montgomery County, Va., to the late Carl Waitsell Winters Sr. and Elsie Hungate Winters. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Martha Ruth Sparks, and brothers, William Daniel Winters, Jack Wesley Winters, Jimmy Wayne Winters, and Merl Franklin Winters.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Faye Walker Winters; daughters and sons- in-law, Elaine and Paul Farrier, of Blacksburg, Susan and Richard Compton, of Christiansburg, Sharon Winters, of Blacksburg, and Sarah and Eugene Linkous, of Blacksburg; and son and daughter-in-law, John and Michelle Winters, of Christiansburg; grandchildren, Petty Officer First Class Elizabeth Fraley, of the United States Navy, and husband, Staff Sargent Matthew Fraley, of the United States Marines, of Beulaville, N.C., Christopher Moses, of Blacksburg, Jeremy and Sara Compton, of Elliston, Trevor Compton, Jessica and Kevin Muniz, of Christiansburg, Amy and Jeremy Marion, of Dublin, Specialist Troy D. Price II, of the Army Reserves, currently serving in Afghanistan, Hannah Winters and Logan Winters, of Blacksburg, and Kallista Winters and Kyrra Winters, of Christiansburg; and great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Rylee Marion, and Nataleigh Moses. Also surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Jim Parsons, of Sparta, N.C., Joe Ann and Eddie Marsh, of Chatham, Betty and Jesse Smith, of Blacksburg, and Lilly and Dale Martin, of Blacksburg; brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Carolyn Winters, of Christiansburg, Roscoe and Joyce Winters, of Blacksburg, Eddie and Linda Winters, of Blacksburg, and Glen and Gail Winters, of Blacksburg; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Alleghany Church of Christ, 2095 North Franklin St., Christiansburg, with Mr. Porter Riner officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Christiansburg, VA 24073 or to Alleghany Church of Christ, 2095 North Franklin St., Christiansburg, VA 24073.

A private interment will be held at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg,

Arrangements are being handled by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va.