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William Troy Winslow
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Goldsboro – William Troy “Bill” Winslow, 87, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at his home. He was born November 1, 1930 in Wayne County to the late John William “J.W.” Winslow, Jr. and Martha Adams Winslow.

Bill was a 1949 graduate of Goldsboro High School and a 1953 graduate of Duke University. He served in Korea as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He started his financial career with Goldsboro Building and Loan which later became First American Savings & Loan of which he was President and CEO. Upon retirement he was affiliated with Wayne Realty & Insurance Co. for a number of years.

Bill was active in the community serving as chair of the following: Wayne County Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Goldsboro Committee of 100, Wayne County Industrial Development Committee, Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Goldsboro Country Club, Crimestoppers, and Goldsboro Salvation Army. He was a recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone Award.

He also served as a board member of The United Way, Family Y, the Boys and Girls Club, Savers Life Insurance Co., Republic Mortgage Insurance Co., and the N.C. Savings & Loan League. He was a past President of the Goldsboro Rotary Club and the Golden K Kiwanis Club. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels, the reading program at Northeast Elementary School, and as a guardian ad litem.

Bill was a lifetime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where he served several terms as Trustee Chairman, Finance Chairman, and President of the Methodist Men. He also served on the N.C. Methodist Retirement Home Board, and the Conference Committee on Episcopacy.

He was an avid tennis player and was a member of the East Carolina Tennis Association and Goldsboro Tennis Foundation. In high school he was a state doubles tennis champion and was also named to play in the inaugural state all-star East-West football game. He was known by all as an avid supporter of Duke Athletics and was an Iron Duke Member.

A service celebrating Bill’s life will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. James Harry and Rev. Madison Hankal officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at the church and other times at the home.

Bill is survived by his daughters, Troy Ferguson and husband Claud of Goldsboro and Manning Musgrave and husband Doug of Goldsboro; sons, Will Winslow and wife Kathy of Durham, Chuck Winslow and wife Rhonda of Goldsboro and Matt Winslow of Goldsboro; sister, Martha Ray Joyner; thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Charline T. Winslow; sister, Lyda W. Adams; and a grandson, Andrew Ferguson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 204 E. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC 27534; The Salvation Army of Goldsboro, 610 N William St, Goldsboro, NC 27530; or the Wayne County Humane Society, 1600 Clingman St, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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memorial service




3:00 PM
St. Paul United Methodist Church

204 E. Chestnut Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530





3:45 PM
St. Paul United Methodist Church

204 E. Chestnut Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Visitation will follow the service.


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