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Richard Earl Winstead

May 3, 1948 - September 8, 2021

AHOSKIE, NC – Richard Earl Winstead, age 73, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the Ahoskie Assisted Living in Ahoskie, NC.

Richard was born on May 3, 1948 to the late Randolph and Dorothy Kesler Winstead in Norfolk, Virginia. He worked as a Heating/Air Conditioning Tech for City of Virginia Beach Schools. Richard loved music, playing the guitar and sang beautifully. He was loved by his family and will be deeply missed.

Along with his parents he was predeceased by his sister Randa and her husband Buddy Spencer, and his brother Dennis Nolan Winstead.

Richard is survived by his son, James Dean Winstead; and his sister-in-law, Linda Winstead of Corapeake, NC.

The family will honor Richard’s wishes and not have a service at this time.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Winstead family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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