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Richard "Bubby" Winstead, age 87 of Paducah died Friday, March 24, 2023 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah. He was born the son of the late Essel Winstead and the late Opal Shoulders Winstead. He retired as a union insulator out of Local #37. Throughout his life, he enjoyed riding motorcycles, boats, and sea-doo's. His service in church work spanned decades at Southland Baptist Temple. He and Shirley worked in the youth department, worked as counselors at youth camp, played on the church softball team, sang in the choir, and went on several mission trips that included Honduras, Nicaragua, and Albania. He was happiest when he was outside. He was a member of Southland Baptist Temple.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Franks officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home. Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Shirley Winstead of Paducah; his daughters: Diana Monroe of Paducah, and Karen Peyton (Thad) of West Paducah; his sister: Pat Bruner of Louisville; his eight grandchildren; his ten great grandchildren; and his three great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons: Dwayne Winstead, and Ricky Winstead; his sisters: Ethel Helfrich, and Rachel Gains; and his grandson: Josh Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Music for the Mind, which is a charity established in honor of Bubby's grandson that passed away. The links to make your donation are able to be found on our website, under Bubby's obituary page.
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