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.
Family and friends would like to thank Dr. James Howell of Defuniak Springs, Fla., for his kind, caring support and encouraging words during the difficult times. God bless you Dr. Howell. Also want to thank Freeport Pet Clinic of Freeport, Fla., Lacresha, Dr. Barr And Dr. Baxter for loving and caring for Brandy "P" for all these years, and most of all, during these difficult times. Special thanks to all caregivers in the home. God bless you all, your kind words and supportive actions were much appreciated.
Bob and Carol, and Brandy "P" will be greatly missed and in the thoughts of all neighbors, friends and family. God bless.
Frank Leighton Van Wagner
Mr. Frank Leighton Van Wagner, 72, passed away May 18, 2013 in Freeport, Fla. He was born March 17, 1941 in Kearny, N.J., to Leighton Van Wagner and Frances Fox Van Wagner.
Mr. Van Wagner was a resident of Freeport moving from New Jersey. He was Christian by faith.
Mr. Van Wagner is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gary and Thomas.
Mr. Van Wagner is survived by son, Christopher and wife Cynthia of Freeport; daughter, Dawn Van Wagner of Port Charlotte, Fla.; sister, Cynthia Mercer and husband John of Lyndhurst, N. J.; and two grandchildren.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.