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David Outcalt Winfrey

Dec 6, 2013

David Outcalt Winfrey, 89, of Smithsburg, Md., died on Nov. 27, 2013 at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro, Md.

Born Sept. 4, 1924, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Davis B. and Edna S. Winfrey.

He was a 1941 graduate of Martinsburg High School, attended Shepherd College and was graduated from West Virginia University in 1945. He earned several graduate degrees, including a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Drew Theological Seminary in 1953 and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1966.

He was minister of the Poolesville, Md., Methodist Church (1954-1955) and a professor at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Va. (1958-1967) and Hagerstown Junior College, from 1968 until his retirement in 1986.

He was a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church.

David is survived by his wife, Jane Teare Winfrey, whom he married July 20, 1957; a son, David L. Winfrey, of Smithsburg, Md.; a daughter, Carolyn Gillette and her husband Bruce, of Wilmington, Del.; three grandchildren, John Gillette and his wife Jenell, Catherine and Sarah Gillette; and by nieces, nephews and a cousin.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Brockman S. Winfrey and Charles R. Winfrey.

Services were held on Monday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. at Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jerry Lowans officiated. Burial services were in the Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maryland Food Bank, Western Branch, 220 McRand Court, Hagerstown, MD 21740, or to Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

The family is grateful to the staff of Manor Hall at Reeders Memorial Home for their loving care of David.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.