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Mr. and Mrs. Robert "Bob" Winsett .

Special to The Sun
Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 at 09:24 AM.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert "Bob" Winsett

Devoted married couple of 43 years, departed from this world to be with their Lord and Savior for eternity. Mrs. Carol Ann Hawkins Winsett, 66, of Freeport, Fla., passed away April 23, 2013. She was married 43 years to Mr. Robert 'Bob' E Winsett, 68, of Freeport, who passed away May 6, 2013. Brandy P ("P" stands for Princess) joined Bob and Carol, April 30, 2013. She was the very loyal and much loved schnauzer pet for 18 years.

Bob leaves behind Ms. Lucille Winsett, mother, of Crestview, Fla.; Ann and Andy Selogy, brother, of Sans Sabastian, Fla., and daughters; Mary Jane Trible, sister, and daughters, of Crestview; and Floyd and Chris Winsett, brother, and children, of Costa Rica.

Carol was the dearest daughter of Dessie Hawkins (mother) and the late John Hawkins, father, of St. Louis Mo.; (late) John (Jack) Hawkins, brother, of Sarasota, Fla.; niece, Shirley Goodman, of Sullivan, Mo.; aunt of John Hawkins, of St. Louis; the late Chase Hawkins of Jacksonville, Fla., and Joshua Hawkins of Jacksonville; and great-aunt, Noelle Hawkins, of Jacksonville.

Carol was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo. She was a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines. Carol was general manager of Market at Sandestin, Fla. She oversaw relations, tenant merchants, commercial leasing and operation of special events, (i.e., Destin Wine Festival). She also was admission coordinator at Crystal Bay, Sandestin. She was also an active member of Destin Woman's Club and Scholarship Fund at Okaloosa State College. Carol enjoyed cooking, fishing, jazz music, art and being a devoted, loving wife to Bob Winsett, 43 years. Carol had a very kind and caring heart for others, and often donated food and clothing to Caring and Sharing. She loved caring for her pet schnauzer, Brandy "P" and spending time with loved ones and friends.

Bob grew up in the Miami, Fla., area. He was a devoted University of Miami fan. He often spent summers with Carol in the Marco Islands, and camping and fishing in South Florida. Bob and Carol met each other on a flight to Detroit when Bob was employed by Lincoln Mercury based out of Atlanta. Carol was the flight attendant and Bob said, "There was just something about her, I knew she was the one." They also spent time in the Carolinas and relocated to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and began a business (with his late brother, Tom Winsett), Resco Restaurant Equipment. Bob retired and became an insurance claims adjuster for disasters. He was also a huge supporter and early president of the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, and was recognized as a lifetime board member. Bob enjoyed fishing, cooking, yard work, jazz music, art and spending time with his wife, Carol Winsett, and friends and family.

There will be a memorial service for Bob, Carol and Brandy "P" at 11 a.m. May 23 at 67 Pointe Josie Road, Bay Grove Road in Freeport, Fla.

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