Billy Winesett

Marine Corps about 1943

29-May-1943 to 12-Apr-1946
Marine Corps, Corporal, Machine Gun Crew, US 856122

Born 27-Nov-1924 and died 10-May-1978
Social Security: 226-28-0465 (Virginia)
Son of Louis Eli Winesett and Grace Elizabeth

Married 3-Jun-1953 Hattie Irene Withheld
Born 3-May-1928
Daughter of Morgan Thomas Withheld and Minnie Vanessa

Billy's physical description at induction into service was 5 foot 8 inches in height, weight 140 pounds, blonde hair and blue eyes. While training at Camp Lejune, NC, Billy met another Billy (William S.) Winesett. Both went to Iwo Jima.

Billy had a automobile body repair shop. He was listed as Billie on the social security records.

Brad says his father was an avid bowhunter and won many archery awards. He died on lung cancer. One of Brad's last memories of his father was of him teaching him how to shoot with a bow and to throw a baseball.

Irene was a bank teller.

Billy and Irene's children are:
1. Deanna Sue (7-Feb-1954),
2. Sherry Lynn (17-Dec-1955),
3. Sally Mae (19-Aug-1960), and
4. Brandon Lee (2-Aug-1970).

I would appreciate information about these individuals, their spouses and children.

Brandon "Brad" is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He also is a licensed contractor and sole proprietor of Southwest Woodworks, a side business. He married 19-Jun-1993 Martha Eugenia Withheld in Snow Hill Baptist Church. They have two sons, Jake Conner (1999) and Evan Alexander (2002).

Sally married Lonnie Withheld. Children are Heather Marie (24-Jan-1985)who only lived a few hours and Daniel (3-Mar-1988).

Sherry has a BA from Virginia Tech and teach middle school. She is Married to Scot (Unknown).

Deanna Sue "Susie" has a BA from Radford University and attended Emory & Henry College in Emory VA, and teaches middle school. She is married to Ronald (Unknown).

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