Joe Thomas Winstead

Joe Thomas Winstead, 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his residence.

Joe was Vice-President of Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home. He worked in the family business for 52 years.

After graduating from Hattiesburg High School in 1969, he attended USM and later graduated from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1972.

Metropolitan Club was very dear to Joe during his life. Members of the Metropolitan Club will serve as honorary pallbearers. As a member of B.P.O. Elk Lodge Krewe of Elk, he was King XXIV and served in numerous capacities. Joe was also a former local and state president of Coastal Conservation Association.

Joe loved his family and friends beyond measure. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, outdoorsman, and enjoyed sharing it with those he loved. He was a story teller and possessed a unique ability to do so and made people laugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe R. "Buddy" and Reba Wheeless Winstead.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sherry Nobles Winstead of Hattiesburg, MS; two daughters, Suzanne Winstead of Fairhope, AL and Amanda Flowers (Tyler) of Spanish Fort, AL; one son, Charlie Winstead (Michelle) of Mobile, AL; his twin brother, John Winstead (Barbara) of Monticello, MS and James Winstead (Kathie) of Hattiesburg, MS. Joe was also blessed with four grandchildren, Logan Jane Winstead, Caroline Joanne Flowers, Anna Michele Hegler, and Max Thomas Winstead.

Memorials may be made to the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation.

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday and again at 9:00 AM on Friday until service time at 10:00 AM at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Roseland Park Cemetery.