Funeral Services for Crew Chief Dewain Johnny Winningham will be conducted 3 PM Thursday, March 4th, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Bro. Rick Lacy and Bro. Tracy Langford will officiate. Burial will be in Copeland Cemetery off Conatser Lane with Military Honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will welcome friends on Wednesday from 11 AM until 9 PM and again on Thursday from 9 AM until time of services at 3 PM.
Crew Chief Dewain Johnny Winningham, 71, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, March 1, 2021, at 17:23. Dewain was a proud, honorably discharged veteran of the Vietnam War. After serving his country, Dewain served 14 years as a Livingston City police officer, 8 of those 14 years he was the D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program officer for 5 counties. Dewain also served 4 years with the Overton County Sheriff's Department. After his time in the military and law enforcement, Dewain retired to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren who he enjoyed spoiling in any way possible. Dewain enjoyed nature. As a hobby, he worked in his garden and yard on a regular basis. He loved going for rides on his side-by-side and was especially fond of the Overton County Fair. Dewain was baptized in faith in 2018 and attended the Harris Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
Dewain is survived by his loving wife Rithia (Buttons) Ledbetter Winningham; daughter Ricole Morgan and fiance KT Perry of Byrdstown; son Dustin Winningham and fiancee Ashley Ringley of Livingston; grandchildren Tylin Winningham, Leeanndra Winningham, Aericka Morgan, Zach Morgan, Abbie Allen, and Addie Allen; brothers James (Carolyn) Winningham of Monroe and Dowell (Betty) Winningham of Brazil, Indiana; Rita Ledbetter of Hilham; step children Lee Swallows and Susie Green; special friend Vickie White; and several nieces and nephews.
Dewain is proceeded in death by his parents James and Mary Hill Winningham; daughter Meredith Winningham; brothers Doyle, Dolphis, Drew, and Dorbit Winningham; and brother-in-law Bruce Ledbetter.
Pallbearers to serve are members of the Livingston Police Department and Overton County Sheriff's Department that Mr. Winningham worked with. Honorary Pallbearers are brothers and sisters of law enforcement past and present.
Please Remember, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that all guests wear masks and practice social distancing throughout the services. We Thank You for your cooperation.
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