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4/21/2020 5:47:00 PM
Billy Ray Winebarger
December 12, 1933 - April 20, 2020

CONOVER, N.C. - Billy Ray Winebarger, 86, of Conover passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.

He was born December 12, 1933 in Catawba County to the late Carl McDewey Winebarger and Gaynell Hollar Winebarger. Billy was a member of Oxford Baptist Church in Conover and was self-employed as a carpenter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Gilbert Winebarger; brothers, Robert Winebarger and Ernest Carl Winebarger; grandson, T.J. Sanders; and sons-in-law, Wayne Spencer and Mark Helms.

Those left to cherish his memory are son Dennis Ray Winebarger and wife Kathy of Conover; daughters Rita W. McAbee and husband Bruce of Conover, Judy W. Helms Evans and husband Terry of Conover, Revonda Winebarger and William Moretz of Conover; grandchildren Brandy Sanders, Tamarah Laws, Nathan Hall, Joshua Wilson; great-grandchildren Jasmine Laws, Savanah Laws and Faye Wilson; step-grandchildren Zoey, Dillion, Shane, Grayson, Mia, Malcon, Miguel and Amber.

The Winebarger family would like to express their gratitude to Heritage Place and Gordon Hospice House of Statesville.

A graveside service to celebrate Billy’s life will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery in Conover. Rev. Bill Sturm will officiate. Billy’s body will lie-in-state on Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service in Conover.

Memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 or Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, 3702 16th St. NE, Hickory, NC 28602.

Condolences may be sent to the Winebarger family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Winebarger family.

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