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William "Billy" M. Winders, Jr.
March 12, 1954 - June 25, 2020

William Melton "Billy" Winders, Jr., age 66 of Monticello, passed away June 25, 2020. He was born March 12, 1954, in Memphis, TN to Ruby Iline Brixie Winders and the late William Melton Winders, Sr.

He was a Riverboat Captain and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a member of Pilot's Agree Union. Billy was a "piddler" that always had a project going. He was a procrastinator and a perfectionist. If things were not done up to his specs, the "Old Gray Wolfe" came out. He enjoyed woodworking, building things, fabricating, hunting, fishing but his greatest love was spending time with his family and grandchildren. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Mike Houston and Bruce Houston; his mother and father-in-law, Joy Mae and Cecil Lee Pharr; and a grandbaby.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Deborah Joy Pharr Winders of Monticello; one son, William Lee Winders and wife Wendy of Marion; one daughter, Elizabeth Joy Stringfellow and husband Brandon of Monticello; his mother, Ruby Iline Brixie Winders of Monticello; two sisters, Ruby Brixie and husband Milton and Mariann Woods and husband Mark of Monticello; two brothers, Randall Winders and wife Twila of Monticello and Jimmy Houston and wife Brenda of Mayflower; four grandchildren, Jordan Burch, Ethan Winders, Lizzy Grace and Sofie Kate Stringfellow; one great grandson, Aiden Burch; a brother-in-law, Byron Pharr and wife Marion; and a host of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

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