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Billy Winsett, Iron Works owner, dies

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Billy Winsett

Billy Winsett

William D. “Billy” Winsett, of Fayetteville, longtime owner of WW Iron Works, died Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2012) at his residence. He was 75.

Mr. Winsett was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late Ferris Jackson and Della Marie Bobo Winsett.

He was an active member of the Wells Hill Church of Christ.

Mr. Winsett worked for Davidson Iron Works for 27 years and then opened his own business, WW Iron Works, in 1983, retiring in 2009. He was a member of the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) and a director from 1993 to 1997, serving as the chair of the Standards Committee.

He was a private pilot and member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA).

Survivors include his wife, Sue Alsup Winsett of Fayetteville; three sons, Jeffery (Tracey) Winsett of San Antonio, Texas, Jay (Lisa) Mitchell of Fayetteville and Zack Winsett of Fayetteville; two daughters, Teresa (Paul) Swystun of Cookeville and Christy Amis of Nashville; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Mr. Winsett was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Winsett, and sisters, Jackie Jeanneret, Delphia Franks and Gigi Scott. 

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Richard McWilliams officiating. Burial followed in Campbell Cemetery beside his first wife, Joyce Smith Winsett.

Memorials may be made to the Campaign of Christ in India, ATTN: Ben Renegar, P.O. Box 1448, Hamilton, Ala., 35570, or to the American Cancer Society.

Higgins Funeral Home assisted the Winsett family with arrangements.