HAMLET, NC -- David S. Winstead, age 87, of Hamlet, NC passed away peacefully September 27, 2021, after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nina Oakley Winstead, of Hamlet, NC; his son and daughter-in-law Mark and Kristine Winstead, of Midland, GA; his grandson Samuel B. Winstead; his sister, Rose Loyd, of Wake Forest, NC; and, many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Ruth Winstead, of Bunn, NC; and his brother Ralph Winstead also of Bunn, NC.
David served in the United States Coast Guard from 1952 through 1956 aboard the USCGC Mendota and at Portsmouth Naval Base, VA. David went on to serve his community as a police officer with the Raleigh Police Department.
He later attended and graduated from North Carolina State University in 1962 with a degree in Textiles Engineering.
A memorial service to celebrate David's life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, October 9, at First Presbyterian Church, Hamlet, NC. Pastor Belinda Rice will officiate. All are welcome to attend.