Dr. David Ward WingetSeptember 22, 1930 ~ June 11, 2017 (age 86)
Dr. David Ward Winget, 86, of Ringgold finished his race and entered the presence of the Lord Whom he had faithfully served for seven decades, Sunday, June 11, 2017.
David was born in Henry County, Alabama on September 22, 1930, as the first child of the late Robert Ward and Vera Mae Jones Winget. By faith he accepted Jesus’ promise of free salvation in April, 1947, and his new birth became the central pivot of his life.
David was an alumnus of Tennessee Temple University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Chattanooga and a regular participant in the Maranatha Sunday School class. Dr. Winget served the Lord as a professor of Systematic Theology at Temple Baptist Theological Seminary in Chattanooga for 46 years, but he also planted two churches and pastored two others. Literally hundreds of his former students and parishioners have ministered across the globe.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Norma Hicks Winget, and his brother, Darrel. He is survived by his siblings: a sister, Bobbie Mae (Raymond) Snipes, a brother, Earl Winget, and a sister-in-law, Mildred Winget; his sons: Steve (Cheryl), David (Penny), and Phillip (Amy), and a daughter: Joy (John) Smotherman, as well as 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (Central & Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean account).
Funeral services will be held 10 AM on Wednesday, June 14, at Grace Baptist Church at 7815 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN. The body will lie-in-state an hour prior to the service. A brief committal service will follow at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, South in Rossville immediately thereafter.
The family will receive friends 10 AM-12 Noon and 4 – 8 PM on Tuesday, June 13 at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.