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Graveside Service

McCreary County Memorial Gardens
Monday January 3rd, 2022

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Denver Winchester, age 79, passed from this life on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at the Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida, Tennessee.

He was born in the Blue Heron Community of Stearns, Kentucky, on April 14, 1942, to the late Clarence and Velva (Dobbs) Winchester.
Surviving family include his beloved wife Henrietta (Roberts) Winchester whom he married on July 31, 1972, a very special niece, Nakisha Ridner (Dwight) whom he thought of as a daughter, children: Darius Ridner, Isabella Claiborne and Camille Ridner whom he saw as his grandkids,
Brothers: Manford, Charles, Larry, Roger, and Ronnie Winchester, and sisters; Shirley Gibson, Janice Rose, Brenda Taylor and Barbara Berry.
Brothers-in-law: Eugene Roberts of Whitley City, Boyce Roberts of Knoxville, Tennessee, Dewayne Roberts (Sharon) of Knoxville, sister-in-law Wilda Foster of Knoxville, a special nephew, Kenneth R, Foster, and nieces Teresa Duncan and Falisha Ross.
Special friends: Harold and Joyce Gilmore of Monticello, Kentucky,
Denver retired from South Fork Coal after 25 years. He enjoyed camping and outdoors and spending time with his family.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2022, at the McCreary Memorial Gardens.
McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

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Denver was a caring person and loved his wife taked of her every day loved his friends also, was a friend to me what time I new him, Roger and Donna. Will be missed.

Roger Tolliver Jan 1 2022 7:41 PM

Sorry to hear of your passing. We said our earthly good byes many years ago. I hope that as you passed from this life that the bitterness in your heart for your Son (Timothy Denver Winchester) and myself your step son, also passed from your heart. You made decisions in life that you felt was the best when you made them and I wish you and your wife, my mother would have made different decesions in this life and would have taken more time to build a realtionship with your own grandchildren from both your son and your step son. You made the decision to spend your love on others and that was your choice and with that choice helped to close the door on those whom you should have cherised even more.... Maybe one day we will meet again and be happy to see each other. I do hope you are at Peace and that Clarence and Velva were standing on the otherside waiting to embrace you with thier spiratual love.... I will miss you ole man! Although you were not my Parental Father I did have much respect for the work ethic you always demonstrated, I just wish you would have worked just as hard on other parts of life. Many memories some good and some bad but that is life..... When the time is right I will stop to say hello and my faith makes me believe you will know when I do. I pray that your journey is peaceful and life's pain, misery and disappointment are things you never have to endure ever again.

Wade Davis Dec 30 2021 10:37 AM