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Thomas Wininger
© Trout Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

© Trout Funeral Home

Thomas “Tom” Wininger received his call to be with the lord October 3rd, 2010, he was 86. This was a rejoiceful day as he was reunited with the love of his life Janna Lou. A service to honor his life will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday October, 7th in the chapel of Trout Funeral Home. Rev. Tom Short will be officiating and a gravesite service will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

Tom was born February 24th 1924 in Graham Texas the son of Owen Lee and Julia Mask Wininger. During the depression Tom spent most of his time in the Tyler and Graham Texas area where he plowed and worked in the cotton fields to help support his family. He enjoyed venturing to the deep fork of the Brazos River of Texas where he learned the love of coon hunting and fishing. He received his education at Rice School in Tyler Texas. Tom was drafted into the United States Navy in April 1943, serving on the USS Solace as a Seaman, First Class in World War II. He received training during this time as an airplane mechanic in Corpus Christi Texas. He received an honorable discharge in January, 1946 Shortly after his discharge he returned to Tyler Texas meeting the love of his life Janna Lou Pinegar. On February 4th, 1946 Tom and Janna Lou were married in Tyler Texas and relocated to San Bruno California.

In 1947 Tom and Janna Lou moved to Ponca City, OK. where Tom was employed at Continental Oil Company working in the west plant crude unit until retiring as head operator in 1985. Tom was well known to friends and family to be a hard working man who was always looking for odd jobs to keep him busy. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener. Tom never lost his love for the East Texas area and spoke of it frequently. Tom enjoyed watching Dallas Cowboys football and St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. Tom was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. Toms greatest joy was spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren and great grandchildren, as his great granddaughter Baylee stated “Grandpa Tom’s favorite hobby was his grandchildren” which is a true testimony of the love he offered to his grandchildren.

Tom is survived by his daughter Linda Epperson and Janice Taylor and her husband Larry of Ponca City, grandchildren Janna Paulson and her husband Don of Broken Arrow OK., David Taylor and his wife Billie of Broken Arrow, OK., and Jill Jordan and her husband Erik of Ponca City, OK. and five great grandchildren Abbey Paulson, Audrey Taylor, Brandon and Baylee Pemberton, Easton Jordan also surviving is niece Norma Newland of Tyler Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife Janna Lou Pinegar, his parents Owen Lee and Julia Mask Wininger, and his sister Gertrude DeHoney.

Casket bearers will be Don Paulson, Erik Jordan, David Taylor, Larry Taylor, Rick Stolhand and Mitch Garrity.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Brandon Pemberton Special Needs Trust Fund, 6307 Waterford Blvd. Ste. 215 Oklahoma City OK. 73118.

Jana Lou Pinegar Wininger
© Trout Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

© Trout Funeral Home

Janna Lou Wininger went to live with the Lord on Sunday March 13, 2005. She was 80 years old. A service to honor her life will be held at 2pm Thursday March 17, 2005 in the chapel of the Trout Funeral Home. The Reverend Tom Short will officiate. Graveside service will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Janna was born Aug. 6th, 1924 in Three Sands, Okla., the daughter of John Lee and Susan Goodman Pinegar. Janna’s childhood was spent living on the Cee Farm south of Tonkawa with her parents and siblings. She attended grade school in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. Her family then moved to Billings, Oklahoma where she graduated from high school in 1941. After graduation, Janna received training from the federal government for radio transmission and repair for the bomber planes in WWII. She was employed in this capacity in Ypsilanti, Michigan. After World War II ended, Janna moved to Oklahoma City, Okla. where she was employed at Tinker Field. On Feb. 4, 1946, Janna and Tom W. Wininger were married in Tyler, Texas. They began their life together in Tyler, then moved to San Bruno, California.

In 1947, Janna and Tom moved to Ponca City where Tom was employed at Continental Oil Company and they began raising their family. Janna was a cherished homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking for her family. She was an avid reader and had a love for poetry. Janna’s greatest joy was her three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She had a unique bond with each of them and taught them the special gifts of her life.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Wininger; daughters, Linda Epperson, Janice Taylor and her husband Larry; granddaughters Janna Paulson and her husband Don of Broken Arrow, David Taylor and his wife Billie of Batesville, Mississippi and Jill (Epperson) Pemberton; three great-grandchildren, Brandon Michael Pemberton, Baylee Morgan Pemberton, Abbey Brianne Paulson; one brother Wesley Pinegar of Rancho Cordova, California; two sisters, Sibil Adams of Paris, Texas and Willie Emerson of Burneyville, Okla and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Eugene, Roy and Thomas Pinegar and one sister, Jimmie Brasiel.

Casket bearers will be Don Paulson, Earl Pinegar, Kent Pinegar, Tracy Pinegar, Mitch Garrity and Rick Stolhand. Honorary casket bearers will be Ross Fisher, George Ivie, Lawrence Glaser and Travis Hazen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brandon Pemberton Special Needs Trust Fund, 6307 Waterford Blvd. Suite 215, Oklahoma City, OK 73118.

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