Richard Warner Winesett

Born in 19-Jun-1943
Son of Robert Alexander Winesett and Elsie Ruth Hardison

Married 12-Aug-1962 Sherra Hildagard Withheld
Born 17-Apr-1943
Daughter of Homer Withheld and

Richard called "Rick" was born in Plymouth, NC. He was very sports minded and played junior football in Okeechobee and high school football and basketball in Punta Gorda, FL. While staying with Uncle D.A., he played football in Pilot Mountain, NC. He did not play ball in college. Rick currently plays weekend basketball notwithstanding the pain, wrenched ankles, sprains and occasional twisted back.

Rick has enjoyed his children. He has coached youth baseball, sang and played word, rhyming and question games with his children while driving. Rick enjoys working his bees, and researching the family genealogy.

Sherra was born in DeFuniak Springs, FL. She taught high school mathematics in Fort Myers, FL. After obtaining her law degree she practiced law until appointed a circuit judge. She was reelected and currently serves in Charlotte, Henry and Lee Counties.

Rick and Sherra's children are:
1. Steven Parrish (11-Mar-1963),
2. Leah Carrol (28-Dec-1964),
3. Nathan Stamey (18-Jan-1973),
4. Alison Clark (6-Oct-1978), and
5. Eve Gaylord (9-Jul-1983).

Rear, Left to Right: Rick, Sherra, Parrish holding Steve Jr., and Alison with Will (her fiance).

Front: Leah holding sons, Ethan and Jacob; Heather (Nathan's fiancee); Eve; Nathan holding Emily (Parish's daughter), and Dan (Leah's husband)

Rick was attending the U. of Florida and Sherra Florida State U. when they married. Sherra transferred to UF. Rick worked while Sherra finished her degree (1965 BA) and began teaching. Rick then completed his degree (1969 BA) and Sherra completed her masters (1969 MA). They both taught school but Rick decided to become a lawyer and entered the U. of Florida law school. Sherra entered law school the following year. After his graduation (1972 JD), Rick worked in a nearby community while Sherra finished her degree (1973). They returned to Fort Myers and practiced in separate firms. They later practiced law together at Bigelow and Winesett, subsequently incorporated and now known as Avery, Whigham and Winesett, P.A. Rick and Sherra both obtained advanced degrees in taxation (1976 LLM).


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