Winfield Dewberry

Winfield Dewberry

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for Winfield Dewberry

Winfield Dewberry

July 1, 1941
to
March 31, 2019

Winfield Dewberry 78, passed March 31,2019 was born July 1, 1941 the Dewberry family, welcomed a healthy, brown eyed baby boy with big dimples in
Guthrie, OK. He was named Winfield Arthur Dewberry, this name would become synonymous with
strength, integrity, compassion, humility, love, devotion, hard work and family.
Winfield started school in Guthrie and continued his education when the family relocated to Kansas City,
Missouri. He graduated from Central High School and was a decorated and respected officer in the
J.R.O.T.C.
Winfield and his family attended church in Rev. Earl Abel’s home before moving into the building on 35
Th Street. While at Palestine, Winfield served as a junior deacon. One day Rev. Abel saw Winfield eating in
the fellowship hall and shared an idea to expand the church; Winfield drew this vision on a paper napkin
and it became the addition plan.
He later enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, during boot camp at Camp Pendleton Winfield
earned his sharp shooter badge. He was later assigned as a heavy transport driver, and traveled to
many far away countries in Asia as he served his country during the Vietnam War.
When his tour of duty was over, he returned to Camp Pendleton. While on working on base, Winfield
met Elister Mae Hall, with whom he shared 33 years of marriage. To this union two sons were born Troy
Anthony and Jason Arthur. Winfield was a dedicated father, stressing the importance of getting a good
education. Working late hours and lack of sleep, would not stand in the way of making sure they got to
their activities. Even as his sons grew older and started their own families, he was still just a phone call
away.
Winfield went to work at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly & Stamping Plant, where he was
acknowledged many times for his outstanding punctuality and attendance before retiring after 43 years
of employment. He even obtained an Associate’s Degree in History from Penn Valley Community
College while working full time.
A talented artist and gifted athlete, everyone wanted ‘Dr. Dew’ to operate on their team. Not only for
his amazing physical ability but also for his sense of humor, competitive style. He won many awards,
medals and trophies while having fun and building lifelong friendships.
In 1999 Winfield met Jacqueline Adams. On April 8, 2000 Bishop John L. Brown Sr. united Winfield and
Jacqueline in holy matrimony. This union produced a blended family that included Winfield’s two grown
sons (Jason and Troy), young granddaughter (Annie); Jacqueline’s adult son (Tommy), teenage daughter
(Astra) and young granddaughter (Myrelia). As the family grew, Winfield inherited two more
granddaughters (Amaeris and Aria) and two great-granddaughters (Hayden and Harper). He
affectionately referred to all of the granddaughters as “Papa’s girls”.
Winfield was preceded in death by his first wife: Elister Hall-Dewberry and his mother: Rosa Gladys
Dewberry. On the morning of March 31, 2019, after a courageous and lengthy battle. Winfield was
called home to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline; sons: Troy
Dewberry (Kim), Jason Dewberry (Natasha), and Tommy Adams; daughter: Astra Garner (Justin); sister:
Sandra Finister; granddaughters: Annie Dewberry, Myrelia Nichols, Amaeris and Aria Garner; great-
granddaughters: Hayden and Harper Nichols. niece: Simone Morris; special friends: Richard Nichols; Joe
Cambiano and Bill Koenigsdorf (who were his tennis partners for 35 years) and a host of other friends
and relatives.

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Location:

Landmark International 8701 Sni-A-Bar Road Kansas City, MO 64219

Landmark International 8701 Sni-A-Bar Road Kansas City, MO 64219

Service Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at
11:00 AM

Location:

Landmark International 8701 Sni-A-Bar Road Kansas City, MO 64219

Landmark International 8701 Sni-A-Bar Road Kansas City, MO 64219

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

Leavenworth National Cemetery

Leavenworth, Kansas

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500