John S. Winn Jr.: July 20, 2018

Published 2:14 pm Thursday, August 23, 2018

AMERICUS — Mr. John Seaborn Winn Jr. passed away on Friday afternoon, July 20, 2018, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 28, at the graveside at Reid’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Murphy, N.C., with the Rev. Dr. Wayne Sutton officiating.

A native of Barnesville, he was born June 1, 1926, son of the late John Seaborn Winn Sr. and Elizabeth Grace Moore Winn.

Mr. Winn was retired as chief mechanical engineer for Atlanta Gas Light. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. A graduate of Georgia Tech, when taking the engineering test, his score was the highest ever recorded at that time. He was of the Baptist faith, and served as a Deacon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Helen Berrong Winn, a wonderful homemaker and an avid worrier.

Survivors include his children: John Gregory Winn and his wife Lillie Ann Knowlton Winn, Hugh Alan Winn, and Harriet Jan Winn Blalock and her husband Maxie Thomas Blalock Sr.; grandchildren: John Bradley Winn (Tiffany), Nathan Charles Winn, Logan Gregory Winn (Ann), Maxie Thomas Blalock Jr. (Allison), and Steven Taylor Blalock; and one great-granddaughter, Madeline Grace Winn.

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Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mr. John Seaborn Winn Jr.