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James P. Winebarger
01/21/1953 — 10/18/2019
From Hatton, WA | Born in Myrtle Creek, OR
Celebration of Life
Richland, WA US 99352
James P. Winebarger
James Phillip Winebarger passed away October 18, 2019 at his home in Hatton, WA. He was born the youngest child to Marion Crete (John) and Louise (Briggs) Winebarger on January 21, 1953 in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. He joined siblings sisters Linda (Purkeypyle), Brenda (Weaver) and brother Johnny. Jimmy took his place as the baby in the family with pleasure and never missed an opportunity to tease his brother or torment his sisters. Jim went to Markham Elementary and Connell High School before transferring to Pasco High School where he graduated class of 1972. It is in Pasco where he met and married Retta Mountain in 1972 and over the next forty years lived and raised their three children in the Mesa area.
Jim loved all aspects of agriculture; from planting to harvesting to trucking and never resisted an opportunity to show a willing soul around the Columbia Basin.
Jim always felt education was very important and served on the North Franklin School Board for over 10 years.
In recent years Jim met Dana (LaChapelle) and they resided together in Hatton, WA.
He is survived by his current wife Dana, oldest daughter Jarra (Cade) Scott and their sons Crete and Cyson. His son Branden and wife Monica, his youngest daughter Maren (Ben) Boucher and their daughters Chloe and Mya, stepdaughter Millicent (Tim) Duffey, sister Brenda, and brother-in-law Butch Purkeypyle. He is preceded in death by his mother Louise, father John, sister Linda, brother Johnny, brother-in-law Jim Weaver and stepson Casey Rios.
A service will be held November 2, 2019 at 2:00pm at Einan’s at Sunset Funeral Home, 915 By Pass Hwy, Richland, WA 99352.
Donations can be made to North Franklin School District Eagles Nest, 40 Ironwood Lane, Eltopia, WA 99330 or Adams County Pet Rescue, 1961 W Bench Road, Othello, WA 99344 in Jim’s name.
RIP. Tim and Kim Fangman
Always loved stopping and talking with Jimmy when I was working in Hatton. I will never forget the time Jimmy filled up my trailer with rock and i told him to keep dumping. As i was driving off Jimmy just smiled and waved. I was so overloaded that i melted my tires too the trailer and had to stop and unload the rock by hand in a farmers field. Everytime i came for more rock Jimmy would just laugh at me and ask if i wanted the same as the first load. I will miss stopping by and visiting him.
I am so sorry for the family of the loss. Jim was such a fun guy to be around when I was growing up I have so many great memories. My heart today when I found out is very heartbroken. I’m sorry,our family will be out of town for his service on Saturday. I will donate to the Adams Country Pet Rescue in Jim’s name. Please know all of you kids are always in my thoughts I think of you offend and wonder how you all are doing. I have some great memories of you when you were little, love to you
Jimmy was a great guy. He left us way too soon. He will be deeply missed.
Love you, Kim Craig