William ‘Bill’ Windle, age 75 of Winfield, TN, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida, TN. Bill was born May 28, 1946, to Mevelyn Blondell (Lee) Windle-Huffines and William Walter Windle in Livingston, TN.
His family moved to Oneida when he was a young man. After living briefly in Ohio, he moved back to Tennessee with his family, and bought his first truck.
Bill loved fishing, camping, boating, traveling, old cars, and his motorcycle. He loved to reminisce of his younger years and the time he spent with the love of his life on Dale Hollow Lake. One of Bill’s favorite stories was that on his first date with Ann, he threw her in the lake. He always said ‘he wanted to wash all that makeup off to see what he was really getting.’ It was never a dull movement with Bill around. His witty personality and colorful stories of all the things he had seen on the road kept you laughing and entertained. Bill made friends across the country throughout the years, which he cherished. Bill’s heart was as big as he was; he was the first to help anyone with a need. To know Bill was to love Bill.
He was a pioneer of the trucking industry. He owned and operated W. W. Windle Trucking since 1974. He began his career with a single Ford 9000 coal truck. In 1979 he expanded his business which has continued to grow over the years. Bill is known throughout the community as a successful business man.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his grandparents; loving wife of 47 years, Ann Hughes Windle; father and mother-in-law: Willie and Jean Hughes; sister-in-law: Ella Windle; niece: Kelli Windle Hinkle; brother-in-law: Jimmy Lee Speck.
Bill is survived by his special companion: Mary Lou Terry, whom he loved dearly; daughter: Brittany Stanley and husband Bryan; son: Scott Windle; grandchildren: Chase Windle, Willow Manis and husband Johnny, Blake, Brett and Braden Stanley; great grandson: ‘Link’ Manis; brother: Ed Windle; sister-in-law: Barb Speck; brother-in-law: Jack Hughes and wife Pat; very special family members: John, Shonda and Gavin Webb, Keith Keltner and wife Ann, James Curtis Keltner, Josh, Kelly, Riley and Kenzlee Harness; his drivers; as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.
Bill faithfully attended the Pine Creek Baptist Church. His church family will miss him dearly. Bill touched many lives during his time here on earth. He leaves behind many friends that are too numerous to mention. He will be missed by many.
Friends may visit with the Windle family on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Keith Marcum and Bro. Freddy Cardoza officiating. Music will be provided by the Pine Creek Baptist Church Choir.
Bill’s wishes were to be cremated with his ashes to be joined with Ann’s and their fur babies. There will be private family service at a later date to fulfill those wishes.
In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests that you give to a local charity of your choice.
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