PAYTEN LEE WINSTEAD, 63, passed away on May 12, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on February 5, 1954 to Cecil and Rachel (Ellen) Winstead in Norfolk, VA. Payten resided in Elloree, SC with his love, Chrissy Bishop.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his older sisters, Louise Gurganus and Myriam Winstead. Left to celebrate his memory are his daughters, Daniela Egbert, Tonya Budke and Dr. Galadriel Winstead; granddaughters, Victoria and Haley; siblings Cecil Winstead and his partner, Sharon Smith, Glenn Winstead and his wife, Mary and Rachel Ellen Winstead Becka and her husband, Joe.
Payten served 9 years in the U S Army and worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Charleston Naval Weapons Station for 30 years. He loved fishing and remodeling houses as well as spending time with his family and friends. Lucky us, to have known and loved someone like him.
There will be a party honoring his life in Virginia Beach on May 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm. For more information please call Rachel Becka at 757-434-0952. There will also be a celebration of life party in South Carolina on June 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm. For more information please call Chrissy Bishop at 843-478-9251.